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.

Greg Chappell and Irfan Pathan. (Photo credit: RAVEENDRAN via Getty Images)

Irfan Pathan disagrees with Virat Kohli; feels four-day Tests are ‘way to go forward’

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) stirred a hornet’s nest when they proposed mandating four-day Test matches from the 2023 international cricket cycle.
  • The world’s cricketing governing body’s radical idea to tinker with the 143-year-old format of the game has not gone down well with both the former and current cricketers from the world around.
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‘Shreyas Iyer will bat at No.4 for Team India for years to come,’ feels Rohit Sharma

  • The Indian team has had a pretty good 2019 as they remained unbeaten in Tests and won all seven of their matches under the ICC Test Championship banner and have 360 points so far.
  • In the limited-overs, they reached the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup 2019.
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Prithvi Shaw ruled out of India A’s two practice games in New Zealand

  • Prithvi Shaw continues to be on the hinges as far as his fitness ahead of India’s New Zealand tour is concerned.
  • He got injured while fielding in the Ranji Trophy game while playing for Mumbai against Karnataka and has been on the sidelines since then.
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Rory Burns to miss cricket for four months due to ankle surgery

  • England team has been receiving jolts of injury concerns quite a bit. Recently, Jofra Archer had an injury scare when he walked out of the net practice while bowling.
  • Archer had complained of a sore elbow and walked out after bowling just 6 balls.
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Dom Sibley’s family wins INR 20 Lakh after late grandfather’s bet pays off

  • England’s opening batsman Dom Sibley had a memorable day in his Test career on Tuesday when he slammed his maiden international hundred in the absorbing second match in South Africa in Cape Town.
  • The 24-year-old, who is playing just his third Test match after making a debut in New Zealand last November, remained not out on 133 in the second innings as the visitors set the Proteas a target of 438.
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‘Right now, there are a few World Cups to be won’- Rohit Sharma on his cricket future

  • One of the things that has alluded Team India despite its sustained consistency in the past 6-7 years is an ICC Trophy.
  • The last time, the Men in Blue laid hands on a global trophy was way back in 2013 when they defeated hosts England in a nail-biting final at Edgbaston.
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Joginder Sharma feels that MS Dhoni could be preparing himself in a different way while staying away from the game

  • The former World Cup-winning captain and the only leader to win each of the three ICC events- T20 World Cup in 2007, 50-over WC in 2011 followed by the Champions Trophy in 2013- Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been on an extended sabbatical from International cricket. The last image of MS Dhoni in Indian colours was a heart-wrenching one.
  • It was of a broken, dejected man, walking off the field in possibly his last World Cup fixture, back in July in the semi-finals of the 2019 quadrennial event.
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Ireland cricketer James Shannon retires from all forms of cricket

  • The 29-year old batsman from Belfast, James Shannon, made his international debut for Ireland in 2012, hitting 59 in his first innings against South Africa A in a First-Class match at Oak Hill, Wicklow.
  • He appeared 19 times for Ireland and was named in the squad for Ireland’s historic first men’s Test Match in 2018.
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Rohit Sharma speaks to Mumbai team to boost its Ranji Trophy form

  • India opener Rohit Sharma on Tuesday came up with pep talk for his domestic team Mumbai which has been struggling in the ongoing Ranji Trophy with two back-to-back defeats at home.
  • While the 41-time champions were thumped by 10 wickets by Railways at the Wankhede Stadium earlier, they were beaten by Karnataka by five wickets at the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) Ground last Sunday.
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Fan parks will be created for upcoming PSL 5, reveals Pakistan Cricket Board

  • The Pakistan Super League season 5 will be held entirely in Pakistan for the very first time and is scheduled to take place from 20 February 2020 to 22 March 2020.
  • The quiet popular league has been dealing with some issues when the tournament was held in the UAE, with fewer numbers of viewers coming in the ground to witness the matches.
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‘He’d bowl and play for eight hours constantly’ – Kapil Dev lauds Ranveer Singh’s efforts in emulating him on the screen

  • After the release of the first look of Ranveer Singh playing the first World Cup-winning captain of India, Kapil Dev, the legendary cricketer showered praise for the actor for his efforts.
  • Kapil who led an underdog Indian team to a World Cup win in 1983 is regarded as one of the best all-rounders world cricket has ever seen.
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Justin Langer takes rest from India-Australia ODI series; Andrew McDonald handed coaching duties

  • After having shellacked Pakistan [2-0] and New Zealand [3-0] with disdain during their home Test summer, the Aussie juggernaut will now head to India for a three-match One-day International series.
  • The Australian cricket team has had a great turn around in the past 12 months since their 1-2 defeat at home against the Men in Blue.
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Hardik Pandya likely to replace Shivam Dube for New Zealand T20Is

  • Hardik Pandya is all set to mark his return for Team India during the T20I series in New Zealand, starting January 24 at the Eden Park in Auckland.
  • The all-rounder was sidelined after India’s T20I series versus South Africa at home due to an injury from which he has taken a few months to recover.
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