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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Abdul Razzak & Jasprit Bumrah
Abdul Razzak & Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Jasprit Bumrah is a baby bowler in front of me – Abdul Razzaq

  • Former Pakistan cricketer Abdul Razzaq was one of the best all-rounders- especially in white-ball cricket- during his playing days.
  • During his prime, the all-rounder served as the bedrock of the Pakistan sides of the late 1990s and throughout the 2000s courtesy his precocious skills as a bowler as well as a batsman.
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Mickey Arthur set to become Sri Lanka head coach

  • Mickey Arthur, the former South Africa cricketer, is all set to take charge as the head coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team.
  • It has been learned that Arthur, also a former South Africa, Australia and Pakistan coach,  has struck a two-year deal with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and a formal announcement of the same will be made shortly.
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‘It definitely hurts a lot, but you can’t stop’ – Fawad Alam on being continuously overlooked by the selectors

  • It is tough for any cricketer to stay motivated after not being picked despite performing consistently for so many years in domestic cricket.
  •  Fawad Alam is a glaring example of it.
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Foundation of Indian pace attack was laid by Kapil Dev, Javagal Srinath and Zaheer Khan: Ian Bishop

  • Indian fast bowlers have emerged as one of the strong points for their side in recent times.
  • In the last couple of years, Team India have got some exceptional bowlers in their ranks like Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumarand Ishant Sharma.
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Imran Khan to revive lost confidence in Pakistan team after Australia tour debacle

  • Make no mistake, Australia inflicts nervous hours of domination into the minds of the opposition in their backyard.
  • Pakistan were the latest victim to have received the beating at the hands of Australia.
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Rahul Dravid told Kamlesh Nagarkoti the comeback story of Pat Cummins to boost his morale

  • He is one of India’s potential fast bowlers who everyone thought would make it big. But Kamlesh Nagarkoti has been sidelined by injuries and have missed cricket for almost two years now.
  • The soon-to-turn 20, however, has not lost heart and is fast approaching the end of the black tunnel.
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Yuzvendra Chahal says bowling with new partners in absence of Kuldeep Yadav is a learning experience for him

  • He is yet to feature in a Test match for India but Yuzvendra Chahal is doing what he has got to do so far in style: bowling for India with the white ball.
  • The wrist-spinner, who has played in 50 ODIs and 34 T20Is so far and is the fastest to reach 50 wickets in the shortest format in the recent series against Bangladesh.
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England rope in Jeetan Patel as spin-bowling consultant

  • Jeetan Patel, the former New Zealand cricketer, has been roped in as England’s spin-bowling consultant.
  • The recruitment was made keeping in mind the Three Lions’ tour of South Africa and Sri Lanka.
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Big Bash League 2019-20: Melbourne Renegades announce international signings

  • Big Bash League 2019-20 is less than two weeks away from getting kicked off and all the teams are busy filling the voids in the respective departments.
  • And, now Melbourne Renegades, the defending champions have announced two big signings ahead of the tournament.
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Ian Bishop praises India’s pace battery but doesn’t pick any Indian bowler as the best

  • Fast bowling in world cricket wasn’t looking particularly hopeful once the likes of Brett Lee, Shoaib Akhtar and Dale Steyn faded.
  • But of late, the art has started impressing again and the credit goes to the new breed of pacers that have come up internationally in the forms of Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer, Mitchell Starc, Mohammed Shami, and others.
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KSCA committee member Sudhindra Shinde arrested in KPL fixing scam

  • Karnataka Premier League (KPL) is hit with some serious charges of match-fixing and betting after a few players lodged a complaint in September.
  • Since then Criminal Crime Branch have has taken eight people into custody, who are suspected to have links in illegal activities.
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‘Indian pace battery is the biggest plus point over the last 3 years’ – MSK Prasad

  • MSK Prasad was appointed as Indian chief selector in 2015. His term is coming to an end after BCCI decided not to extend his tenure in the recently held Annual General Meeting.
  • Prasad faced a lot of criticism from every nook and corner over his selections during his tenure.
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When Shafali Verma impersonated her brother Sahil and won awards

  • Shafali Verma has turned out to be the latest sensation in Indian cricket.
  • She is only 15 years old and at the tender age, she has taken rapid strides.
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Trio of Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins can surpass any bowling era: Brett Lee

  • Australia is known for producing express bowlers who later went on to become all-time best bowlers in cricket. Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson are prime examples of this.
  • In the past few years, Australia has struggled to justify their usual standards, but they still have some of the world-class bowlers in their ranks.
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Mandeep Singh to lead Punjab in the upcoming Ranji Trophy

  • With the Ranji Trophy- India’s First-Class tournament- set to kickstart from December 09 and state associations have started to announce their respective squads for the four-day competition.
  • After the likes of Mumbai and Kerala, Punjab has also joined the bandwagon in announcing the line-up for the first two games of the season.
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‘We are underdogs and that’s fine’ – Kieron Pollard looks optimistic ahead of T20I series against India

  • West Indies cricket team is gearing up for the three-match T20I series against India that will begin from 6th of December at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
  • Ahead of the much-anticipated series opener, Kieron Pollard, the skipper of Carrebiean team looked optimistic about his team.
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