Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

All the latest news from the fraternity that hogged the limelight.

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina received the man of the match award. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Don’t want to be compared with a legend like Sehwag: Mayank Agarwal

  • Karnataka batsman Mayank Agarwal has shown some blistering form in the Indian domestic season. The 27-year-old with a brilliant triple hundred helped his side reach in the finals of the Ranji Trophy but failed to win the tournament.
  • The right-hander smashed 5 hundred and 2 half-centuries during the tournament where he became first ever batsman to score more than 1000 runs in a Ranji season.
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PSL 2018: Darren Sammy ruled out of the action for few days

  •  He has been ruled out of the action for the next few days due to the knee injury which he sustained a couple of days ago while playing against Quetta Gladiators.
  • However, he will stay with the squad while recovering from his injury. Also, Zalmi is yet to name the skipper to lead the side in his absence.
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Former Indian cricketer set to replace Venkatesh Prasad as India U19 selector

  • Hence, in order to avoid the conflict of interest, Prasad had to step down from his role of the U19 team selector.
  • Apart from Venkatesh Prasad, the other two members of the current panel are former all-rounder from Uttar Pradesh Gyanendra Pandey and the former batsman from Baroda Rakesh Parikh.
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Veteran Pakistani cricketer set to play in Tennis ball tournament in Dubai

  • The cricket world is evolving at a rapid rate. New leagues and new formats are emerging with every passing season.
  • While the hard ball cricket is considered to be the prime version, the tennis ball cricket is quite popular too. And now, veteran Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Asif is set to play in a tennis ball tournament too.
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PSL 2018: Brendon McCullum reveals the reason for not bowling Narine in the Super Over

  • Instead of Narine, they handed over the ball to Mustafizur Rahman who failed to defend 15 under pressure. Though the catch was dropped by the skipper McCullum himself of Andre Russell, the left-arm pacer also bowled the wide ball which cost the team in the end.
  • In the presentation ceremony, the former New Zealand cricketer was visibly disappointed after the loss and also revealed the reason for not giving the ball to Narine.
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PSL 2018: Haris Sohail to be out of action for next few games

  • After that emphatic win against the Quetta Gladiators, at Sharjah, the Peshawar Zalmi find themselves in a real spot of bother with another international player going down to injury.
  • With their enthusiastic captain Darren Sammy already being doubtful for the team’s next encounter courtesy the knee injury that he sustained in the previous game, Haris Sohail will also be seen warming the benches for the next few games pertaining to a hand injury.
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PSL players thwart latest approach from bookies

  • But if the reports in the ANI News are to be believed, a few bookmakers have managed to approach a couple of players playing in the PSL this season.
  • Much to the delight of the fans and the Pakistan Cricket Board, those two cricketers have apparently foiled the request made by those bookmarkers and have decided to abide by the rules and regulations of the League.
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“Don’t know what more to do” – Jalaj Saxena after going unsold in the IPL auction

  • It really is disappointing to see wonderful talents like him, Hanuma Vihari, Kedar Devdhar oand Rajneesh Gurbani going unsold.
  • Hanuma Vihari and Kedar Devdhar had an oustanding season with the bat whilst Rajneesh Gurbani’s heroics in the knockouts were the main reason why Vidarbha clinced the Ranji Trophy.
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Nidahas Trophy: Shakib-Al-Hasan ruled out; new captain announced

  • It is a major setback for Bangladesh given the value that Shakib adds to the side. The ace all-rounder is still nursing his left-hand injury that he sustained earlier this year in January in an ODI match against the Islanders.
  • The incident took place while he was fielding in the final of the Tri-Nation series when he injured his finger and was unable to take any further part in the game.
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Not getting an IPL contract isn’t the end of the road, believes Hanuma Vihari

  • It has been such kind of an Auction really, where the franchises had done all their home work and were very selective with their choices.
  • Some other senior players who have represented the national side like Ishant Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara too suffered the same fate. Hyderabad’s captain Ambati Rayudu almost went unsold, before inducing a bidding war out of the blue.
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Australian players heard making bizarre statements regarding the sponsors on stump microphone

  • The visitors were believed to have talking up the virtues of their competing sponsors Qantas and XXXX during the start of the Proteas’ first innings.
  • The comments though were heard by the commentators and not broadcast. The host broadcaster ‘SuperSport’ is not supposed to have heard anything that could be deemed as ‘ambush marketing’ and haven’t turned down the stump mics.
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Sourav Ganguly administrative career in jeopardy following Lodha crackdown

  • Sourav Ganguly has been the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) might be facing an ouster post the submission of the status.
  • The CAB President and Gujarat Cricket Association head Amit Shah and honorary secretary Jay Shah have expressed their dissent over the Lodha Committee recommendations.
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Salman Irshad eyes Pakistan berth within a year

  • Nevertheless, Salman Irshad has been impressive for them. The faster clocked over 140kmph on a consistent basis and pinned Misbah-ul-Haq, the United’s skipper.
  • He also smacked a timely six to get the scores tied in the match, however, couldn’t win the game for his team.
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A unique history created in New Zealand’s Plunket Shield tournament

  •  Two bowlers took a hat-trick on the same day within the space of one hour in two little corners of the Kiwi nation on Friday.
  • Logan Van Beek and Matt McEwan claimed hat-tricks for their respective teams, Wellington and Auckland. However, this is the first instance of two bowlers taking a hat-trick on the same day in Plunket Shield’s 112-year history.
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KSCA’s Vinay Mruthyunjaya appointed in Finance Committee of BCCI

  • While many might not know who he is, the fact remains in the story that he is one of the prominent faces of the cricket administration in the country.
  • Vinay Mruthyunjaya has been working with the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) in the recent times. Now, he is set to play a key role in the Finance Committee of the BCCI as his next assignment.
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Ravi Shastri signifies usefulness of Suresh Raina’s experience

  • Nevertheless, the Uttar Pradesh cricketer has had a tremendous run in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament and scored a century against Bengal at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
  • Subsequently, he was drafted into the Indian T20I steam for their tour of South Africa. He sparked flashes of brilliance in the first couple of games, however, was unable to convert the starts.
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PSL 2018: This Pakistani batsman is keen on solving the batting woes of Lahore Qalandars

  • Agha Salman, who had top scored with 48 off 35 deliveries in the run chase of 121, spoke about his plans for the remainder of the tournament.
  • As per the quotes in Geo.tv, he mentioned that he hopes to fix the batting bugs of his team in the matches to follow.
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My number one ambition is to play Test cricket: Aaron Finch

  • Australian limited-overs specialist opener Aaron Finch is still dreaming of wearing a baggy green for his country in the longest format of the game.
  • He is a regular member of the ODI and T20I setup for a long time now for Australia but has never got picked to play Tests.
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AB de Villiers hopeful of extending his Test career

  • He has successfully plied his trade across the globe and has grown in stature over the years. He has been a feared prospect among bowlers and rightly so, bearing in mind his stupendous abilities with the willow.
  • However, the cricketer went through a rough patch, especially in Test cricket. He was sidelined from the Test squad for nearly a couple of years.
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