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 stole the limelight today.

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Rashid Khan becomes leading all-rounder in latest ICC ODI rankings

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the latest rankings after the conclusion of the 2018 Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • India edged Bangladesh in a nail-biting final at Dubai International Cricket Stadium by three wickets to win the One Day championship and gained one rating point, but it wasn’t enough to move to the top position, surpassing England with 127 points.
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Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan ruled out for three months

  • Shakib Al Hasan, the renowned Bangladeshi all-round cricketer, hasn’t had the best of times of late.
  • He played the recently concluded Asia Cup in the UAE and did reasonably well, but couldn’t play the last two matches against Pakistan and India.
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Sanjay Manjrekar asks fans to not expect much from ‘batsman’ MS Dhoni

  • The Indian team once again proved that they are the Asian champions. But one will have to worry about them with the larger picture in mind.
  • World Cup is approaching fast and the middle-order of the Men in Blue is clearly untested.
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Mayank Agarwal opens up on the experience of being selected into the Indian side

  • It must have been a proud day for young Mayank Agarwal and his parents on Saturday (September 29) as his name was announced in the squad selected for the upcoming Test series against the Windies.
  • The 27-year old is still taking his time to let the news sink in and his phone just doesn’t seem to stop ringing ever since the news of his inclusion has come through.
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Karun Nair talks about his equation with the team management

  • Indian batsman Karun Nair became one of the most celebrated cricketers back in 2016 when he scored a magnificent triple century in Chennai against England in the fifth Test of the series.
  • As the second-only triple centurion for India, one would’ve expected to see more of him in present times.
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Let Pakistan stop terror and then we can think about playing cricket: Anurag Thakur

  • India and Pakistan have been in loggerheads with each other, which also has hampered their cricket to a significant extent.
  • Currently, the arch-rivals only lock horns in tournaments organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Asian Cricket Council (ACC).
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This is the biggest day of my career, says Mohammed Siraj on his Test call-up

  • The Indian selectors recently announced the 15-member squad for the upcoming two-match home Test series against Windies.
  • The likes of Mohammed Siraj and Mayank Agarwal were handed their maiden Test call-up while Shikhar Dhawan and Karun Nair were dropped from the squad.
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Reports: BCCI likely to appoint spin-bowling coach soon

  • The Indian team is currently on a high after winning the Asia Cup by defeating Bangladesh in a close final.
  • The more the ODI team looks settled, the Team India is struggling in the longer format overseas.
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Mohammad Amir set to hone his skills in Pakistan’s domestic cricket

  • Fast bowler Mohammad Amir was deemed to be one of Pakistan’s brightest prospects when he forayed into international cricket back in 2009.
  • However, fate had other plans for him as he found himself tangled in the case of the 2010 spot-fixing in England at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground.
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Watching footages of Ravi Ashwin’s bowling helped me a lot, says Nathan Lyon

  • Australia’s premier off-spinner Nathan Lyon had a decent outing with the ball on the opening day of their four-day practice game against Pakistan A at ICC Academy in Dubai.
  • The off-spinner registered a five-wicket haul as hosts finished the day with 247 runs on the board for the loss of six wickets.
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India vs Windies: Indore ODI likely to be shifted

  • Windies tour of India for a Test, ODI, and T20I series has already got underway with the match between the visitors and the Board President’s eleven.
  • The first Test is scheduled to be played from October 4 at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.
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Matt Renshaw leaves the field after being hit on the helmet during the warm-up game

  • Australia have suffered an injury scare ahead of the Test series against Pakistan as their opener Matt Renshaw was hit on the helmet during the practice game at the ICC Academy in Dubai.
  • He was fielding at the short leg position when the batsman pulled the short ball ferociously.
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Kedar Jadhav’s injury raises questions on competency of Indian support staff

  • India may have won the Asia Cup 2018 in an absolute nail-biter of a final on Friday, but the growing concerns over player fitness is far from over.
  • The latest addition to the list of injured was Kedar Jadhav who suffered a hamstring strain on the field while batting for India.
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India vs Windies: My mother got very emotional, says Mayank Agarwal

  • After a wait that lasted quite a long time, Mayank Agarwal finally got a call-up from the national side for the 2-match Test series against the Windies.
  • It has been a very tough emotional road for the Karnataka batsman, who according to many has been one of the two best domestic players in recent years alongside Hanuma Vihari.
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A few bad innings don’t make Fakhar Zaman a bad player: Inzamam-ul-Haq

  • Not long ago was he the blue-eyed boy of Pakistan cricket. Having slammed a double hundred in ODIs and also completing 1,000 runs in the format faster than anybody else, Fakhar Zaman looked to be an answer to his side’s opening woes.
  • But not anymore. Two months after that memorable Zimbabwe tour, the 28-year-old batsman is facing tough questions.
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