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

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

The stories that hogged the limelight all day.

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Sunil Gavaskar expects Shivam Dubey to land up with an IPL team

  • Mumbai, who have won Ranji Trophy a record 41 times, have not had an ideal start in the 2018-19 season.
  • They have played three games so far and drew one while losing to Gujarat by 9 wickets in the third one.
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Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez announces Test retirement

  • Pakistan is currently playing the final Test match of the series against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi and veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has proclaimed his intentions to retire from this format following the conclusion of this game.
  • After stumps on Day 2, he expressed his desire to call it time on his Test career.
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IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals announce captain for the season

  • They have been one of the original teams of the Indian Premier League (IPL) but the Delhi Daredevils have remained an underachiever in the glitzy tournament, making the last four only three times in 11 years and the last being in 2012.
  • The team has had quite a few big names in their ranks over the years but Lady Luck did not yet smile on them.
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Wriddhiman Saha hopes to get match-fit soon and be back in contention

  • Since MS Dhoni‘s retirement from Test cricket in 2014, the Indian team has tried a lot of players for the important wicketkeeper-batsman slot.
  • Bengal’s Wriddhiman Saha leapfrogged all the others to cement his place in the Test team in the past few years.
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Gautam Gambhir announces retirement from all forms of the game

  • The man who played major knocks in the finals of two World Cups, in 2007 and 2011, Gautam Gambhir has decided to call it day after his next Ranji game against Andhra.
  • He posted an emotional video on his Facebook page to let his fans and followers know about his decision.
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Sale of tickets dropped down after Team India’s refusal to play day-night Test at Adelaide

  • Test cricket is the oldest but also the purest form of the game.
  • To improve the conditions and increase the involvement of the fans in the longest format of the game, the International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced the day-night Test matches, which have also increased the viewership drastically.
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IPL 2019: Delhi franchise change the team name ahead of the next season

  • While all the teams are preparing themselves for the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, the Delhi franchise has taken a big step by changing their team name.
  • Ever since the inception of the cash-rich league, the franchise has been an important part of the extravaganza.
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BBL 2018-19: Tom Curran inks a deal with Sydney Sixers

  • The eighth edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) gets underway on December 19 in Brisbane, where the Brisbane Heat side will be taking on the defending champions Adelaide Strikers in the opening fixture.
  • The Sydney Sixers as a part of their preparation for the season have sealed a one-year deal with young England fast bowler Tom Curran.
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Sunil Gavaskar not happy with MS Dhoni and Dhawan not playing domestic cricket

  • The former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar is known for not mincing his words. He puts forth his views without any hesitation and even this time he has done the same.
  • With the Indian Test team set to play the four-match Test series in Australia starting from December 6, he feels that the limited-overs specialists MS Dhoni and Shikhar Dhawan should play domestic cricket.
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Aaron Finch gets hit on the finger at nets ahead of 1st Test

  • The run-up to the first Test between Australia and India in Adelaide has been an anxious one for both sides, especially when it comes to the openers.
  • While India suffered a blow last week as their sensational opening batsman Prithvi Shaw was ruled out of the Test because of an ankle injury sustained in the practice game, now the hosts had a close shave.
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We have a chance of making it to the World Cup semi-final: Mohammad Shahzad

  • The ICC World Cup is only a few months away from getting underway in England where a total of 10 teams will be fighting it out for the glory.
  • Afghanistan is one of those teams which has risen through the ranks and have improved remarkably compared to the 2015 event.
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Australia favourites in India series, says vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane

  • The much-anticipated Test series between Australia and India will kick off at Adelaide Oval on Thursday and pundits are making all sorts of predictions over the outcome.
  • According to many of them, India start as rare favourites in this series even if it is played Down Under.
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Mumbai appoint new captain for the ongoing Ranji Trophy campaign

  • In-form batsman Siddhesh Lad was on Monday named as the captain of Mumbai domestic team ahead of their crucial tie against Maharashtra in Ranji Trophy starting at Gahunje near Pune on December 6.
  • The 26-year-old batsman replaced Dhawal Kulkarni who is not available for selection for the game because of an injury, said Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) sources.
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Usman Khawaja’s brother Arsalan Khawaja captured by the cops

  • Arsalan Khawaja, brother of Australian Test cricketer Usman Khawaja has been arrested by the cops in Australia while detecting a phony terror plot in order to frame a male work colleague.
  • Arsalan was arrested on 8:30 am on Tuesday when he was stopped while passing through Parramatta in Sydney’s West.
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T10 League 2018 comes under corruption scanner

  • While the T10 League gained popularity in 2018 during its second edition as a new format in the game of cricket, reports of corruption have somewhat tainted its image.
  • After allegations of inappropriate activities had surfaced during the inaugural edition last year, the second edition which concluded recently has also come under the scanner after reports of suspicious approach came out.
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