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

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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya News
Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

James Anderson reveals the toughest batsman he has bowled to

  • England pacer James Anderson, on Friday, became only the sixth bowler in the world to have scalped 500 wickets in Tests. He joined the elite list of fast bowlers and is only the third to have broken the barrier.
  • The fast bowler who is the only bowler to have more than 400 wickets for England, reached the milestone in the ongoing third Test against Windies at Lords. Anderson has revealed that South Africa’s Hashim Amla has been the toughest batsman he has ever bowled at.
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When I bowl, I smile, I fight, I show aggression: Hardik Pandya

  • 23-year old Hardik Pandya had a memorable tour of Sri Lanka. He played his maiden Test series, scored a fifty on debut, brought up his first hundred 2 games later, and contributed consistently throughout the tour.
  • The Gujarat-born all-rounder has 21 ODI games under his belt and scored 308 runs with the bat apart from picking 23 wickets with the ball.
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Hardik Pandya brushes aside any romantic link with Parineeti Chopra

  • Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is well known for being a brash, flamboyant, a party animal and someone who loves life in the fast lane. An expressive player, Pandya sure admits to having a taste for the bright life but clarifies the flashiness is restricted to only flashy clothes, cars, tattoos and experimenting with hair styles.
  • But, check with him, and he says he is much misunderstood and explains how he is the exact opposite, a cricketer who doesn’t like to leave his room easily.
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Australian players arrive in Chennai ahead of the 1st ODI

  • After playing out a nail-biting series against Bangladesh, Australia are once again ready to take on Virat Kohli and his men, this team in coloured clothing.
  • Steve Smith’s lost the highly competitive Test series against India 2-1 earlier this year, and they will look to clinch the limited overs series to take back some good memories before Christmas arrives.
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Khulna Titans rope in Chadwick Walton prior to the Bangladesh Premier League

  • As we inch closer to the Bangladesh Premier League, the Khulna Titans have bolstered their squad in a late move. The club got a major boost as West Indian wicketkeeper batsman Chadwick Walton will now don their jersey.
  • The player was roped into to strengthen the batting department and the news was announced on the franchise’s official Facebook page.
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Match referee Richie Richardson arrives in Lahore for the Independence Cup

  • Former West Indies cricketer Sir Richie Richardson has been appointed as match referee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the forthcoming Independence Cup.
  • The 55-year old arrived in Pakistan on Saturday morning. Pakistan will be hosting a global cricketing event after almost eight years.

Ravi Shastri requests BCCI to give break to the Men in Blue

  • The head coach of the Indian Cricket Team Ravi Shastri has requested Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to provide players with enough break between the series. Team India has just returned from Sri Lanka after winning all the games on the tour across formats.
  • In a video conference meeting with Committee of Administrators (CoA) and BCCI, CEO Rahul Johri, Shastri put forward his point of view.
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Yuvraj Singh’s request for privacy postponed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court

  • Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh had made an urgent request to the Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding keeping the media houses away from making the personal lives of his family members public. However, the court has decided to postpone the matter once again and this is not the first time it is being delayed. T
  • he case was filed on the 5th of June and it has been taken up at least 18 time ever since. However, it has mostly been adjourned because of Yuvraj’s lawyer’s request.
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Grant Elliott ready for the Pakistan challenge, set to earn big

  • 38-year old Grant Elliott is all set to play cricket in Pakistan. The New Zealand batsman retired last year but he has been very active in domestic cricket. The right-handed batsman recently scored an unbeaten 59, playing for Warwickshire.
  • He will become the first Kiwi man to visit the cricket loving country in 13 years.
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Robin Bist named captain for Challengers meet, Vineet Saxena dropped

  • The Rajasthan state team is set to get a major boost in the upcoming domestic season with middle-order batsman Robin Bist coming back to the fold. Bist had been a lynchpin in the middle for Rajasthan before deciding to shift to Himachal Pradesh.
  • The right-hander who has earlier played for Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils has now been granted an NOC by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to play for Rajasthan this season.
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Independence Cup: World XI team begins two-day camp in Dubai

  • Faf du Plessis led World XI side has started the two-day camp in Dubai before travelling to Lahore for the big series.
  • The Pakistan Cricket Team is set to play a series of 3 T20 Internationals against the World XI starting September 12. All the matches will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan.
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BCB President slams Mushfiqur Rahim for not giving up wicketkeeping

  • Nazmul Hasan, the president of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), has lashed out at the skipper Mushfiqur Rahim after the loss against Australia.
  • The two-Test series ended at levels as Bangladesh fluffed a golden opportunity to clean sweep the Aussies at home. The host skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was also unsure about his role in the side which indicates all is not well in Bangladesh cricket right now.
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Shadab Khan reveals about the planning of Yuvraj Singh’s dismissal in Champions Trophy

  • The young sensation from Pakistan, Shadab Khan, in a recent interview ahead of the ‘Independence Cup’ disclosed about the planning involved in Yuvraj Singh’s dismissal in the finals of the recently concluded Champions Trophy.
  • The leg spinner claimed that he took notes from the group match against Inda and used it to his advantage.
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Preity Zinta bought the Stellenbosch franchise for $30 million

  • Bollywood actress Preity Zinta bought her second team in the world of cricket in the name of the Stellenbosch Monarchs. The beautiful actress was unveiled as the 8th owner of the upcoming T20 Global League organized by Cricket South Africa (CSA), on Friday.
  • Zinta, who is also the owner of the Kings XI Punjab in the cash-rich Indian Premier League mentioned that she won’t team up with Ness Wadia this time and would go alone.
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Mumbai Cricket Association prepared to host the MPL this season

  • The Managing Committee announced on Friday that the elections for the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) will be contested on November 10. All the suitable candidates will be chosen for the various office-bearers posts of MCA, under the guidelines defined by the Supreme Court‘s Lodha Panel.
  • The Lodha Panel appointed by the Supreme Court has introduced some major reforms, which the state cricket associations are bound to initiate in their structures and management.
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Playing international at home is my life’s best moment: Mohammad Amir

  • The upcoming Independence Cup between World XI and Pakistan is nothing less than a historic move, as Pakistan will be hosting a much-anticipated series after a gap of eight years. Apart from Zimbabwe, no other team has visited the terror-hit nation after the attack on the Sri Lankan team bus near Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, in the year 2009. Fast Bowler Mohammad Amir is raring to go, as he will be playing in Pakistan for the first time in his career, since making his debut in 2009 against Sri Lanka.
  • Fast Bowler Mohammad Amir is raring to go, as he will be playing in Pakistan for the first time in his career, since making his debut in 2009 against Sri Lanka.
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Thisara Perera is excited to be part of the World XI squad for T20I series in Pakistan

  • The excitement and curiosity levels have certainly reached its final stages as the Independence Cup involving the World XI and the Pakistan national team is fast approaching. All the players part of the T20 series and the millions of cricket fans in the country are waiting for the comeback of international cricket in the lovely country of Pakistan.
  • Sri Lanka’s veteran all-rounder Thisara Perera, who is a part of the World XI squadis very excited to be touring Pakistan for the three-match T20I series.
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Virat Kohli is the best in world cricket today: Marvan Atapattu

  • Former Sri Lankan captain Marvan Atapattu has rated the India’s Virat Kohli as the best batsman right now in the world cricket. Kohli had a brilliant tour of Sri Lanka where he aggregated 330 runs in the ODI series including two centuries, a hundred in Test series and a match winning 82-run knock in the T20I game.
  • Atapattu said Kohli can face bad times like other players but he is someone who can come out of those patches quickly and continue to be at their best.
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Rashid Khan gets furious after Colin Munro attempts a reverse sweep off him

  • The qualifier 2 of the Caribbean Premier League saw some massive sixes and spectacular work on the field but the that stood out was the heated glare by Rashid Khan, when Colin Munro attempted a reverse sweep off him.
  • Afghanistan’s promising spinner, who bagged the lone hat-trick in this year’s CPL was fired up, as it was a knockout game for the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
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Ben Stokes fathoms why his omission from T20 squad made people upset

  • Golden Boy of English Cricket, star all-rounder Ben Stokes acknowledged the reason why his omission from T20 squad made people upset. England is scheduled to play a T20I against visitors West Indies at Durham, which is also the home ground for the English star.
  • Stokes has been on fire this season for England and had a brilliant Test match as Headingley with both bat and ball. He smashed yet another ton in Test Cricket and backed it up with a half century in the second innings. In the ongoing Test match at Lord’s, he claimed a six-wicket haul in the West Indian batting effort.
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Cricket has taught me a lot more than anyone else: Virat Kohli

  • Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper believes the game itself has taught him more than anyone else in his career so far and he will continue to learn from it. Indian team returned from Sri Lanka earlier this week where they did not lose a single game on the tour having played 9 matches.
  • Virat himself was in great form on the tour albeit in the limited-overs series.
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