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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Fawad Alam
Fawad Alam. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Fawad Alam included in Pakistan’s 16-man squad for Sri Lanka Test series

  • Test cricket is set to return to Pakistan for the first time since 2009 when the Sri Lanka team bus was attacked by the terrorists.
  • The same team has agreed to play the two-match series starting from December 11.
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“Haha love the dialogue Sir”- Virat Kohli on Amitabh Bachchan’s tweet on his ‘Notebook’ celebration

  • The first T20I between India and the West Indies once again proved why you shouldn’t with Virat Kohli; especially when it comes to a run-chase.
  • The Indian captain once again displayed that once the going gets tough, the tough get going.
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England announce full-strength squad for four-match Test series against South Africa

  • England Cricket Board announced a full-strength squad for the four-match Test series against South Africa that will begin from a boxing day game in Centurion.
  • It also marked the return of Jonny Bairstow, James Anderson and Mark Wood in the longer format.
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Mohammad Azharuddin says he will strive to develop cricket in Hyderabad

  • While India defeated West Indies in the first T20 at Hyderabad yesterday, there was another important thing that happened right before the match.
  • Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman inaugurated the North Stand of the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium which will be known as the Mohammad Azharuddin Stand.
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Kieron Pollard reveals why West Indies lost the first T20I match against India

  • West Indies T20 skipper, Kieron Pollard discussed his team’s six wickets loss in the first T20I against India during the post-match interview.
  • He felt that the West Indian bowlers conceded too many extras in the second innings which ultimately led to the team’s defeat.
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MCG’s ‘dangerous’ pitch in spotlight after Shield match between Victoria and Western Australia gets called-off on the first day

  • The pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in the past few years.
  • After having earned a poor rating from the International Cricket Council during the 2017 Test between England and Australia, the pitch at the iconic venue has been a source of debate for pundits as well as the administrators in Australia.
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Australia’s Rachel Trenaman takes a step back from cricket to focus on mental health

  • In the recent past, several athletes have come clear about their struggles with regards to mental health.
  • The cricketing fraternity has lauded their courage to speak up about the same and biding themselves time to deal with it.
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Senior Railways cricketers allege corruption in team selection and allocation of funds

  • BCCI President Sourav Ganguly-led panel is giving absolutely everything to take the Indian cricket to a whole new level.
  • After taking charge at BCCI office, Sourav Ganguly had promised corruption-free cricket in his tenure and his bold statement received plaudits.
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Women’s IPL comprising 7 or 8 teams is four years away: Sourav Ganguly

  • Sourav Ganguly is thoroughly enjoying himself ever since taking charge as BCCI President.
  • He is bringing instant development in Indian cricket-related activities and based on the prima facie, one can come to a firm conclusion that the future of Indian cricket is in safe hands.
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Here’s how the auto no-ball system would work

  • The entire cricketing fraternity was looking forward to the first T20I between India and West Indies on Friday not only because of the obvious reasons but also to see how the auto no-ball system works.
  • With the on-field umpires’ struggles in calling front-foot no-balls, the ICC decided to change the system.
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‘Thanks big boss’ – Virat Kohli gives a heartwarming reply to Sir Vivian Richards

  • In the T20I series opener, Virat Kohli played a sensational knock of 94* runs off 50 balls that helped his side register an emphatic win over West Indies in Hyderabad.
  • After the match, many cricketing greats hailed the Indian skipper for his brilliant batting display.
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‘Kitni baar main tereko bola Virat ko mat chedh’ – Amitabh Bachchan trolls Kesrick Williams

  • Team India thrashed West Indies in the T20I series opener by six wickets on Friday in Hyderabad.
  • It was a high scoring game in which both sides went past 200 runs in their innings.
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