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

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

The news stories which hogged the limelight all day.

Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

India vs Windies: Dwayne Bravo unlikely to be picked for the ODI series

  • India and Windies are currently busy playing the two-match Test series, the first of which got over inside the three days in Rajkot.
  • The second Test will commence on October 12 after which the two teams will fight it out in five ODIs and three T20 Internationals.
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Virat Kohli requests BCCI to allow players’ wives to stay for full overseas tour

  • Captain of the Indian Cricket team Virat Kohli has requested the BCCI to change an existing rule regarding players’ wives accompanying them on overseas tours.
  • Kohli has requested the board to allow the wives of all players to accompany them on all overseas tours for the full duration.
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Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur names one cricketer as the best in the world

  • Pakistan are currently playing the first Test of the two-match series against Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
  • Mickey Arthur, the national team’s coach didn’t have an auspicious time in the Asia Cup as the Men in Green flattered to deceive having bowed out of the event before the final of the multi-nation event following a couple of losses to India and Bangladesh.
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Kuldeep Yadav capable of playing big role on Australian pitches, says Sunil Gavaskar

  • Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar showered praises on spinner Kuldeep Yadav and said he’s capable of creating an impact on Australian pitches.
  • Kuldeep wasn’t effective in the first innings of the Rajkot Test against the Windies, but in the second innings, he led the charge with the ball.
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Laxman Sivaramakrishnan expresses his interest in coaching the Indian spinners

  • India are considered as one of the favourites to win the ICC Cricket World Cup in England next year.
  • They have been exceptional in the limited-overs format over the years and under the leadership of Virat Kohli, have blossomed really well.
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Chris Gayle bows out of List A cricket for Jamaica

  • Chris Gayle, the hulk-like Windies batsman, represented Jamaica yesterday in their match against Barbados in the Super50 Cup at Bridgetown.
  • The left-hander didn’t disappoint and racked up 122 runs from 114 balls with the help of 10 boundaries and eight humungous sixes.
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Reports: Virat Kohli’s request to allow players’ wives on overseas tour likely to be declined

  • Team India recently came back from a three-month gruelling England tour where the BCCI hadn’t allowed the players’ wives to accompany the cricketers for a long time.
  • They were given only a few days to stay with their cricketer husbands and were asked to return.
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Turning vegan has made Indian captain Virat Kohli stronger

  • Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, is pretty concerned out his health and he likes to set an example for other cricketers who wish to stay fit.
  • He has a chiseled body and is mindful of his appearance. His scores in the yo-yo test are worth envying and the 29-year-old Delhi-born batsman is arguably among the fittest cricketers in the world if not the entire sports world.
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Mamudullah likely to lead Bangladesh in Tests and T20Is

  • With their Test and T20I captain Shakib Al Hasan getting ruled out of the action for a while now owing to a serious finger injury, Bangladesh will be looking for someone to replace him.
  • The reliable middle-order batsman Mahmudullah Riyad could be the man to don the captain’s mantle in those two formats.
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Team India’s performance appraisal meeting scheduled for October 10 and 11

  • Team India will be subject to a performance appraisal following their losses in overseas Test series earlier this year. The meeting for the same has been scheduled for October 10 and 11.
  • Despite two back to back away series losses against South Africa and England, India returned to their own backyard and registered a thumping innings and 272-run win over the Windies, thus taking a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series.
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Shane Warne slams Ricky Ponting and John Buchanan for 2005 Ashes series loss

  • It’s more than 13 years since that historic Ashes in England which the Three Lions had won 2-1, something they did for the first time since the mid-1980s.
  • The ace Australian spinner Shane Warne, who had picked 40 wickets in that series besides doing decently with the bat and was chosen the joint man of the series with Andrew Flintoff, has something to say over that series years later.
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Giving up First-class cricket was a tough decision for Colin Munro

  • New Zealand’s explosive limited overs’ opener Colin Munro, who has been on a roll courtesy of his exploits with the bat in the shorter version of the game, recently decided to give up the longest format of the illustrious sport.
  • The southpaw has been the reliable opener for Kiwis for quite some time now, both in ODIs and T20Is.
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Kings XI Punjab owner Preity Zinta calls for legalising betting in the IPL

  • Preity Zinta, the renowned actor in the Indian film industry, has been the owner of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) ever since the inaugural season of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • However, she hasn’t tasted the trophy yet with the team’s best performance coming in 2014 when they were defeated by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by three wickets in the final in Bangalore.
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