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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

A plane carries a message 'justice for Kashmir' during the match between India and Sri Lanka
A plane carries a message ‘justice for Kashmir’ during the match between India and Sri Lanka. (Photo Source: Twitter)

“This is completely unacceptable” – BCCI writes to ICC over anti-India banners issue

  • Team India is having a gala time on the field with all their stars firing at the right time.
  • After the game against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli’s men finished top of the points table and now they will take on New Zealand in semi-finals.
  • (Read more on the story)

Rohit Sharma closes in on Virat Kohli in latest ICC ODI rankings

  • India captain Virat Kohli has retained the top position among batsmen after scoring five half-centuries in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 but opener Rohit Sharma has bridged the gap in the latest update to the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after a stupendous run in the league stage of the 10-team tournament.
  • Kohli’s 442 runs at an average of 63.14 have seen him gain one point and reach 891 points while Rohit has bridged the gap from 51 points to only six after becoming the first batsman to score five centuries in the World Cup.
  • (Read more on the story)

PCB will decide my captaincy future: Sarfaraz Ahmed

  • As he stepped into the National Stadium in Karachi to attend a press conference, it seemed as if the journalists were waiting like a pride of lions to try and hunt Sarfaraz Ahmed down.
  • The Pakistan skipper, though, was patient enough and answered all their questions in a session that lasted over half-an-hour.
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World Cup 2019: Australia call up Matthew Wade and Mitchell Marsh as cover for Khawaja, Stoinis

  • Injuries have been haunting Australia throughout their World Cup 2019 campaign. They had a few concerns even before the tournament started and it doesn’t seem to be ending as of now.
  • Ahead of the semi-final against England, the Kangaroos have got two injury blows to deal with.
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World Cup 2019: Virender Sehwag praises Rohit, Rahul for tons against Lanka

  • Rohit Sharma’s phenomenal run at the cricket World Cup continued on Saturday after he slammed his fifth ton of the tournament to make a number of world records yet again.
  • The opening batsman slammed 103 off 94 balls against a listless Sri Lanka at Headingley, Leeds, in India’s final league match of the 2019 edition of the world championship to pick his fourth man of the match award.
  • (Read more on the story)

Rohit Sharma believes the team will focus on the job in hand despite lot of distractions

  • There is a reason why the Indian team finished the league stage of the 2019 World Cup at the top.
  • The choices made by the skipper and players have been spot on which has led the team in the right direction.
  • (Read more on the story)

India rested Mohammed Shami against Sri Lanka because he is a Muslim, says a Pakistan panelist

  • India brushed aside Sri Lanka at Headingley by comfortably chasing down 265 runs and also topped the points table with 15 points to their name.
  • As this was the dead-rubber game, they opted to rest Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Shami who have been terrific for the team so far in this World Cup.
  • (Read more on the story)

Rahul Dravid reacts to overpowering Yuvraj Singh as the Sexiest Sportsperson alive in 2005

  • Every cricketer who represented his country at the highest level can never forget their debut game.
  • Luckily for Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly, they made their debuts for India against England at the iconic Lord’s.
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Rahul Dravid reveals why he is keen on confronting Harbhajan Singh

  • Not many cricketers have managed to garner respect like that of Rahul Dravid.
  • A walking example of a gentleman, one of the finest technicians the game has seen and one of the two Indian cricketers with over 10,000 runs in ODIs, the great man has achieved many things in life.
  • (Read more on the story)

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