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
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli and Kagiso Rabada end 2018 as the top ranked batsman and bowler in Tests

  • India captain Virat Kohli and South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada have maintained their top positions in the ICC Test Player Rankings.
  • Rabada, who became the youngest to take top position among bowlers during the year and held the spot for 178 days.
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Australia vs India: Rohit Sharma flies back home; set to miss Sydney Test

  • With only three days of turn around between the two matches, Rohit is set to miss the fourth and final Test match of the series against Australia.
  • Having said that, the visitors will miss him in the final Test and it will be interesting to see who replaces him.
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Australia vs India: Hosts’ pace troika set to be rested for the ODI series

  • In their ongoing Test series against India, Australia have strained to put forth consistent performances.
  • Langer also praised Pat Cummins, who has arguably been Australia’s best player in the red-ball matches.
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Australia vs India: Ricky Ponting puts forth his hosts’ eleven for Sydney Test

  • Tim Paine and Co made an incredible comeback in Perth, winning by 137 runs, but couldn’t continue their winning momentum.
  • The South Africa-born Labuschagne made his international debut in the two-match Test series against Pakistan.
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ICC announces players awards for Women’s cricket in 2018

  • India’s stylish left-handed opener Smriti Mandhana has won the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year.
  • Mandhana played a crucial role in India’s semi-final appearance at the ICC Women’s World T20 in the West Indies.
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Need to preserve Jasprit Bumrah wrapped in cotton wool: Rohan Gavaskar

  • The 25-year-old pacer has taken 20 wickets in three Tests against Australia so far and picked up the Man of the Match award.
  • Bumrah finished his first year in Test cricket with 48 wickets in nine games and finished only third in the list with South African Kagiso Rabada topping it with 52 scalps.
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Australia vs India: Shane Warne unhappy with hosts’ new-ball bowlers in 2018

  • Melbourne loss hasn’t gone down well with many of the Australian former cricketers as they are lashing out at the team now.
  • Rather Warne has pointed out that whenever the Aussies have bowled first this year, they have struggled to a large extent.
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Rahul Gandhi and Sachin Tendulkar laud Priya Punia for her hard work; wish her success at the international level

  • Priya Punia is the name which is doing the rounds over the last few days in the cricketing arena.
  • However, all the glory hasn’t come easily to her. Her father built a cricket ground to fulfill her dreams and Priya made sure that she repaid the faith shown by him.
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Australia vs India: Rohit Sharma to be back with ODI squad on January 8

  • After a lot of speculations, Indian right-handed batsman Rohit Sharma was included in the squad for the four-match Test series against Australia.
  • The second and third contest are scheduled to be played at the Adelaide Oval and MCG on Tuesday, January 15 and Friday, January 18, respectively.
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Australia vs India: Virat Kohli reveals why India did not enforce follow-on in Melbourne

  • Powered by Jasprit Bumrah’s 6 for 33, India floored the hosts on the third day of the third Test after scoring 443 for 7 on a fairly placid wicket.
  • India, who wrested back the Border-Gavaskar Trophy from Australia by winning a series at home 2-1 last year, have retained it by taking the unassailable lead.
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David Hussey wants Matthew Wade in the Australian Test team

  • The Australians put up a pathetic batting performance in Melbourne in the third Test to lose the match by 137 runs.
  • Australia have failed to register a single hundred in the three matches of the series so far while India have registered three.
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To be frank, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli have been the difference: Justin Langer

  • The home side has no option but to force a result in Sydney as they are lagging by 1-2 in the series.
  • He supported his boys saying that they got the toughest of conditions in the game and should’ve batted better in the first innings.
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BBL 2018-19: Rashid Khan to feature for Adelaide Strikers despite his father’s demise

  • Rashid Khan received the saddest news of his life on Sunday. His father passed away when he was sweating it out in the nets for the Adelaide Strikers.
  • The leggie has accounted for five scalps with an economy of 3.41 and all the eyes will be on him when he will step out on the field.
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Ashwin and Jadeja can give nightmares to Usman Khawaja: Sourav Ganguly

  • Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly recently mentioned that the Aussies haven’t been able to show enough consistency for quite some time.
  • He feels that Bumrah, being a youngster, doesn’t need adequate rest and should be included for the matches against New Zealand.
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BBL 2018-19: Ricky Ponting selects his team of the year

  • Before Monday, 31 December 2018, the eighth edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) was a witness to 13 matches, which kept the audience at the edge of their seats.
  • Even as Archer has got six wickets, Behredroff has managed six wickets at an impressive economy rate of 5.28.
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