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.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sunil Gavaskar backs Rishabh Pant to be in the ODI squad against Australia

  • A lot of Indian fans felt disappointed not to see young wicket-keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant featuring in the eight one-day matches that India played since his spectacular knock in the Sydney Test against Australia.
  • Pant returned home to play for India ‘A’ as he was replaced by the by the veteran MS Dhoni.
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Yuzvendra Chahal to bat at number three during NZ T20I series, jokes Rohit Sharma

  • Ever since Yuzvendra Chahal top-scored for India in the fourth ODI against New Zealand, he has not stopped talking about it.
  • The tail-ender, who is not known for his batting abilities, managed to score 18 during a disastrous batting show from the rest of the Indian team.
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Steve Smith and David Warner will play a huge role in Ashes, says Tim Paine after first Test series win as captain

  • Australia eventually tasted a Test series victory after over a year with a thumping 2-0 win over Sri Lanka and regained some confidence ahead of their next Test engagement.
  • Though it is some time to go before the Baggy Greens play their next Test, given that it will be against rivals England, the Australians took the much-awaited win over Sri Lanka seriously.
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Benny Howell most likely to feature in the 2020 IPL auction

  • All-round cricketer Benny Howell has a truckload of experience in the English domestic circuit, having played 76 first-class, 76 List A and 107 T20s.
  • While the 30-year-old has been effective with the willow in hand, having notched over 5000 runs, he also boasts of over 250 wickets in domestic cricket.
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Sarfaraz Ahmed plays down the rumours of having a rift with Shoaib Malik

  • Pakistan’s regular captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is currently spending some time away from the game having been suspended by the ICC for making racial comments on Andile Phehlukwayo.
  • This comes as a blessing in disguise for Sarfaraz as he needed some rest playing continuously for a long time.
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New Zealand vs India: Rohit Sharma in with a chance of overtaking Virat Kohli in T20Is

  • India dominated New Zealand in the recently concluded ODI series, which they won 4-1.
  • Only at the Seddon Park in Hamilton, the Black Caps were able to get the visiting team by the scruff of its neck and won by eight wickets.
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Sourav Ganguly opines ‘determination’ to be the difference between India and the other teams

  • Team India has been dominating in the ODI format for the last one year. Starting from beating South Africa 5-1 in 2018 to defeating New Zealand 4-1, the performances home or away were terrific.
  • Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly feels that ‘determination’ is what differentiates the ‘Men in Blue’ and the other teams.
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We haven’t seen the best of Babar Azam yet: Mickey Arthur

  • Pakistan were pretty much on the backfoot when South Africa’s innings ended in the second T20I at the Wanderers on Sunday.
  • With stand-in skipper David Miller firing on all cylinders, scoring 65 off just 29, the Proteas set the visitors 189 to win and draw level in the three-match series.
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Pat Cummins ‘pretty close’ to being the best bowler in the world, feels Tim Paine

  • Following their 2-1 defeat against India, Australia managed to clean sweep Sri Lanka in the two-match series, winning the second Test at the Manuka Oval in Canberra by 366 runs.
  • While Mitchell Starc took the Player of the Match award for his 10-wicket haul, his fellow speedster Pat Cummins became the Player of the Tournament as he was the leading wicket-taker with 14 scalps.
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PSL 2019: Islamabad United appoint Mohammad Sami as captain for the upcoming season

  • The upcoming season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is all set to commence on February 14.
  • A total of six teams will fight it out for the glory while the defending champions Islamabad United will look to keep the trophy in their cabinet itself for the second consecutive.
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Sunil Gavaskar picks the reserve opener for India in the World Cup 2019

  • India’s core team for the upcoming World Cup might be more or less set but some questions still remain to be answered.
  • One of them is about the reserve opener for the mega tournament which will be held in England and Wales.
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I didn’t mean any racial attack: Sarfaraz Ahmed

  • Currently, the Pakistan team don’t have their regular captain Sarfaraz Ahmed in their ranks and all-rounder Shoaib Malik is leading the team in the limited-overs fixtures against South Africa.
  • He hurled some words at Andile Phehlukwayo in the second ODI in Durban that were termed as ‘racist’.
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New Zealand cricketer Hareesh Gangadharan collapses to death on the field during the match

  • New Zealand cricketer Hareesh Gangadharan, in a heartbreaking incident, collapsed on the field during the match on Saturday (February 2) and died.
  • He was a member of Green Island Cricket Club’s Second Grade team and the incident took place around 4 PM at the Sunnyvale Sports Centre, Main South Road in Green Island.
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We are the 12th man of Indian team, says Bharat Army on Chahal TV

  • They have organised themselves on the ‘fan troops’ that various nations have, in various team sports.
  • They have also become famous and popular with the Men in Blue performing consistently well, the Bharat Army’s fame has also spread briskly in the media.
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Felt like the worst captain on the planet: David Miller

  • Prior to South Africa’s second T20I against Pakistan at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, Faf du Plessis was rested and David Miller was named as the stand-in captain for the last two encounters.
  • He didn’t disappoint and guided his team to a seven-wicket victory and helped his team take an unassailable 2-10 lead in the three-match series with one match remaining at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.
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