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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Virat Kohli
Indian skipper Virat Kohli in the press conference. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India vs Windies: Virat Kohli clears the air over Karun Nair’s exclusion

  • Indian cricket has transformed tremendously over the years. It can largely be attributed to a robust domestic structure where the players get a lot of exposure and the much-needed game time.
  • This has resulted in a larger pool of players who are capable of representing India at the highest level.
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India vs Windies: Indian team announces the 12-man squad for Rajkot Test

  • India are scheduled to play a couple of Tests against the Windies, starting tomorrow at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.
  • Virat Kohli’s men didn’t have an auspicious time in their five-match series against Joe Root and Co on English soil by any means and would be keen to turn their fortunes around in the upcoming red-ball fixtures at home.
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BPL 2019: List of players retained by franchises

  • All the franchises in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) had to submit the list of players they wished to retain for the upcoming edition on or before 30th September.
  • Only Chittagong Vikings have not submitted their list as yet as they are planning to bail out of the tournament next season.
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Reports: Rohit Sharma likely to be recalled for Australia Tests

  • Ever since the Indian Test squad for the upcoming Windies Test series has been announced, many are left perplexed with the selectors not opting for Rohit Sharma.
  • He was in amazing form during the Asia Cup and the form could’ve allowed him to play in the Test format as well.
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India resting both Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah is a surprise: Sunil Gavaskar

  • India’s home Test series against the Windies are scheduled to get underway tomorrow with the first encounter to be played at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.
  • Earlier, the team management decided to rest a number of their key players and gave a number of newcomers opportunities to display their prowess in their respective departments at the highest level.
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BCCI bans Sikkim cricketer Manoj Gurung for two years

  • The Northeast states are finding themselves in the middle of controversies at the start of their first domestic season itself.
  • Recently, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) cancelled the registration of eight Puducherry players and now they have handed a two-year ban to Manoj Gurung, Sikkim U19 cricketer, for tampering with his birth certificate.
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India proved to be well ahead of everyone: Wasim Akram

  • India have had an impressive run, especially in the limited-overs format. Rohit Sharma and Co played the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates and won the championship for the seventh time out of 14 attempts.
  • Previously, the management rested Delhi-born cricketer Virat Kohli, their all-format captain and that was speculated to have weakened the Indian team.
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Pakistan vs Australia: Justin Langer confirms Test debut for two players in the series opener

  • Australia and Pakistan will lock horns in the first of the two-match Test series in Dubai.
  • The visitors will be playing their first Test series without Steve Smith and David Warner who are serving the one-year ban imposed on them by the Cricket Australia (CA).
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Virat Kohli spills out the reason for taking the rest during Asia Cup

  • The dynamics of the modern-day cricket have changed significantly. The players’ schedule is getting busier with the introduction of T20 leagues across the world.
  • As a result, players need some time off the field to rejuvenate and get back to their best.
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Murali Vijay sets his eyes on domestic cricket to make a comeback

  • Indian Test opener Murali Vijay is back to the grind and has set his gaze on success in the domestic circuit.
  • Not too long ago, he was dropped from the Test squad after his poor run with the bat in England.
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Orange ball to debut in ECB’s new domestic competition ‘The Hundred’

  • The T20 format has become a major hit across the world. The format has experienced huge turnouts across the world over the past few years.
  • As a result, every country is coming up with its own franchise-based T20 league. The Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Big Bash League (BBL) are two of the hallmark T20 competitions in the cricketing world.
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India a real force in 2019 World Cup with Virat Kohli at the helm, says Waqar Younis

  • Former Pakistani fast bowler Waqar Younis feels India are a force to reckon with in the upcoming 2019 ICC World Cup under Virat Kohli’s leadership.
  • The Men in Blue have been in fine form of late, having lifted the Asia Cup for a seventh time after defeating Bangladesh in a thrilling final.
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Asia Cup 2018: Dismissing MS Dhoni main chapter in my book: Ehsan Khan

  • Hong Kong off-spinner Ehsan Khan stole the limelight in the Asia Cup encounter between India and Hong Kong after dismissing MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma.
  • Khan says that he plans to write a book and bagging Dhoni’s wicket is certainly going to be its main chapter.
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Andrew Strauss resigns as Director of England Cricket

  • The former England cricketer and the current Director of Cricket of ECB Andrew Strauss has stepped down from his position after serving for close to three and half years.
  • He will now take up a more flexible role with the cricket board and will be initially supporting Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison as Strauss is likely to become his full-time successor in the future.
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Kohli bhai made me comfortable, even spoke with me in Marathi: Prithvi Shaw

  • India’s recent batting sensation, Prithvi Shaw, who is all set to make his Test debut against the Windies in the first Test of the series at Rajkot, is undoubtedly in good space ahead of his maiden appearance for India.
  • The youngster is slated to open the innings for India after he was preferred over Mayank Agarwal for the opening slot alongside KL Rahul.
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UAE T20X: Kumar Sangakkara roped in as an icon player

  • No country is as busy as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as hosts to T20 tournaments and among them is their own – T20X.
  • The organisers have roped in a number of star current and former players for the inaugural edition of the tournament which will be held between December 19 and January 11 and the latest to join it as an icon player is former Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara.
  • (Read more about the story)

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