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.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. (Photo Source: Instagram)

Anushka wasn’t in the selector’s box: Virat Kohli on the Farokh Engineer controversy

  • Virat Kohli, the skipper of the Indian team, has backed his wife Anushka Sharma over the accusations of her getting preferential treatments.
  • Even before the duo got married, she has had to face a lot of brickbats.
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IPL: Rajasthan Royals call up Sussex’s George Garton for trials

  • George Garton, the fast bowler from Brighton, Sussex, has been called up for trials by the Rajasthan Royals (RR).
  • The speedster will attend the trial for four days ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, scheduled to take place on December 19 in Kolkata.
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Determined Anderson looking forward to one final bout against Australia in Ashes 2021

  • The English Cricket team aren’t having much of a good time in Test cricket. And, the fact that are missing their fast bowler, James Anderson, couldn’t have been more evident than was, during their appalling display of bowling in the first Test against the likes of BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner and co at the Bay Oval.
  • Anderson- England’s most successful fast bowler, the bowler with the most number of wickets when it comes to Pacers and also the leading wicket-taker.
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‘He doesn’t care at all’- Virat Kohli reveals how Ravi Shastri reacts to criticism

  • It is fair to say Team India has become a mean-winning juggernaut ever since Virat Kohli took over the leadership duties, especially in Test cricket.
  • The Men in Blue have not been absolutely invincible at home, winning 12 successive Test rubbers under Kohli, but they also have been pretty competitive in overseas conditions.
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ICC, BCCI extend support to Bengaluru police in KPL betting and spot-fixing scandal

  • The multi-faceted betting scandal of the Karnataka Premier League [KPL] continues to galore headlines.
  • Started in 2008, the KPL was supposed to be a feeder line for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)-owned cash-rich T20 franchise tournament- Indian Premier League.
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The more Tests we play, the better we get: Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan

  • Rashid Khan, the Afghanistan captain, reckons that the national team need to play more Tests in order to improve in the longest format.
  • Bearing in mind that they are the newbies, the Afghans haven’t quite faltered in the format, winning two and losing as many.
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David Warner gifts a kid his helmet after triple ton; older boys snatch it away

  • David Warner has had an incredible outing in Australia’s second Test versus Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval.
  • The left-hander tormented the visitors’ bowling in the first match at The Gabba in Brisbane and has now been able to carry on with the momentum even in the final encounter of the series.
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England’s Jack Leach hospitalised with gastroenteritis

  • Jack Leach, England’s left-arm spinner, has been admitted to the hospital after he developed gastroenteritis.
  • It occurred during the second day’s play of the final Test between the Three Lions and New Zealand at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.
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‘I have a lot of admiration for Ravindra Jadeja’- Rangana Herath

  • Former Sri Lankan left-arm off-spinner Rangana Herath may have retired from active cricket, but the champion spinner is already in demand as far as sharing his insights in the coaching role is concerned.
  • The most-successful left-arm spinner in the history of Test cricket with 433 wickets in 93 Test matches, Herath has already been racked up the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to coach the young English Lions.
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BPL 2019-20: Andre Russell to represent Rajshahi Royals in the T20 tournament

  • Andre Russell, the West Indies all-rounder, is set to turn out for Rajshahi Royals in the 2019-20 Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
  • The Jamaican recently plied his trade for the Darren Sammy-led Northern Warriors in the third edition of the T10 League in Abu Dhabi.
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Mike Hesson watches Devdutt Padikkal destroy Haryana in the semi-final of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

  • Karnataka have stormed into the final of the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and will take on bitter rivals Tamil Nadu in the title-decider in a repeat of Vijay Hazare Trophy final.
  • The man who has led Karnataka’s charge in the competition is 19-year old opening batsman Devdutt Padikkal.
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‘There is absolute clarity’ – Sourav Ganguly opens up about MS Dhoni’s future plans

  • MS Dhoni, the former Indian skipper made his last international appearance in the 2019 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.
  • After returning from the mega-event, he went onto a sabbatical and has never donned Indian jersey since then.
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