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

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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Hashim Amla names the toughest bowler he has ever faced

  • Hashim Amla has been one of the finest batsmen South Africa has ever produced.
  • His records speak for itself and will be eyeing to bow out on a high after the upcoming World Cup at least in the ODI format.
  • (Read more about the story here)

ICC T20 WC 2020: Virat Kohli will play at his adopted ground Adelaide Oval on his 32nd birthday

  • The ICC released the fixtures for the T20 World Cup 2020 that will be played in Australia. The tournament is slated to be played from 18 October to November 15.
  • According to the fixtures, the Indian skipper might have got an early birthday gift from the apex cricket council.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Sri Lanka remove Chandika Hathurusingha as selector-on-tour

  • Sri Lanka have had a torrid time over the last few months. Since October 1st 2018, they have won just one international game and that was against England in an ODI. They’ve failed to put up strong performances irrespective of where they are playing (home or away).
  • They recently completed a winless New Zealand tour where they lost the ODI series 3-0, Test series 1-0 and the only T20I before going to Australia.
  • (Read more about the story here)

I don’t understand all the criticism, says Nathan Lyon on Mitchell Starc

  • The ongoing Australian summer has seen the home team struggling immensely.
  • They lost, were rather hammered by the Indian team in the recently concluded four-match Test series by 2-1.
  • (Read more about the story here)

PCB to announce Pakistan captain for Australia, England series after PSL 4

  • Pakistan suddenly found themselves without their captain at the helm as Sarfaraz Ahmed was handed a four-match ban after using racial expletives against a South African cricketer recently.
  • The development created a fuss in Pakistan cricket since the wicketkeeper-batsman leads the Men in Green in all the three formats of the game.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Thisara Perera reaches out to SLC after Lasith Malinga’s wife Tanya accused him of meeting the Sports Minister

  • Controversy and Sri Lankan cricket are going hand in hand at the moment it seems. While the team isn’t doing well on the field and off the field controversies are also not stopping.
  • Recently, the recently appointed Lasith Malinga‘s wife Tanya Perera accused the all-rounder Thisara Perera of meeting the country’s Sports Minister to secure his place in the side. However, Perera has quashed all such allegations and has asked Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to intervene in the matter.
  • (Read more about the story here)

New Zealand vs India: Hosts announce 14-man squad for the T20I series

  • New Zealand, on Wednesday, announced their 14-man squad for the forthcoming T20I series against India.
  • The Black Caps will take on the Men in Blue in three games with the series scheduled to start on February 6 in Wellington.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Faf du Plessis names the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 favourites

  • South African skipper Faf du Plessis named hosts England and two-time champions India as the favourites for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
  • Post the World Cup 2015, England team has completely changed its style of play and has been playing some great cricket.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Sarfaraz Ahmed lashes out at Shoaib Akhtar after reaching Pakistan

  • Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed returned home mid-way from South Africa tour on Tuesday. He was called back by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after being banned for four matches by the ICC for making racial comments against Andile Phehlukwayo.
  • However, on reaching Karachi Airport, Sarfaraz lashed out at former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar and accused him of making personal attacks on the matter.
  • (Read more about the story here)

When I saw the fixtures announcement, I said, ‘Damnit!’: Alyssa Healy on T20 WC match against India

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the fixtures for the ICC T20 World Cup 2020. Both the men’s as well as the women’s schedules and groups were announced.
  • Defending champions of the Women’s tournament, Australia are placed in the group along with India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and a qualifier team.
  • (Read more about the story here)

PSL: When Shaheen Afridi wanted to sacrifice money for underperforming

  • He is only 18 but Pakistan left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi’s ethics has already impressed a lot of people around him.
  • The young pacer, who plays for Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), reportedly went to the management offering to return all the money they had invested in him since he couldn’t deliver initially.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Former India cricketer Jacob Martin out of ICU

  • Jacob Martin, the legendary former Indian cricketer, suffered a major accident earlier in January that had caused severe damages to his lungs and liver.
  • However, he has something to cheer for the time being as he has been released from the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) after spending almost a month there.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Game-time to reserves necessary before World Cup: India’s fielding coach R Sridhar

  • India have turned out to be a brute force in recent times in all the formats of cricket. Recently, they thumped Australia in the Test and ODI series without dropping much sweat.
  • Now, they managed to win the first three matches of the series against New Zealand and have already sealed the fate of the series.
  • (Read more about the story here)