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.

Junior Tendulkar Arjun Tendulkar
Arjun Tendulkar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India is the best team in the world in all the formats: Marvan Atapattu

  • Sri Lanka’s tough times carried on when a formidable Indian side arrived in the Island nation for a full tour of 3 Tests, 5 ODIs, and a T20I. The home side got an emphatic thrashing by Kohli’s mean, who won all the nine game to complete the tour undefeated.
  • Reflecting on the performances of both the teams, former Sri Lankan captain Marvan Atapattu rated India as the best team in the world at the moment.
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Arjun Tendulkar gets a call up to the Mumbai U-19 squad

  • 17-year old Arjun Tendulkar has been named in Mumbai’s U-19 team, which will play the JY Lele All India Under-19 Invitational One Day Tournament in Baroda.
  • Arjun has previously played at the U-14 and U-16 level as well. Son of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun is a left-arm pacer and was seen bowling in the England team’s nets recently, ahead of the series against South Africa.
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Indian squad named for the first three ODIs against Australia

  • The much anticipated India’s home series against Australia is set to start in a weeks time, and the Indian squad has been announced for the limited overs series.
  • Once again Virat Kohli will lead the pack featuring Opener Rohit Sharma and in-form batsman Shikhar Dhawan. Chiman-bowler Kuldeep Yadav has retained his place after an impressive outing in Sri Lanka.
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Jason Holder optimistic on having Chris Gayle back in the Test side

  • In what was a hard fought series between the Windies and England, the hosts managed to win the series deciding third Test at Lord’s and take the honours 2-1.
  • While the Caribbeans may have lost, they had too much of positives to take from the three match series.
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Tamim Iqbal leaves Dhaka to take part in the Independence Cup in Pakistan

  • Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has left Dhaka on Saturday night, to take part in the most anticipated series of this year- the Independence Cup between Pakistan and World XI, starting on September 12.
  • The T20I series will take place in at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The 2nd and 3rd T20I will be played on 13th and 15th September respectively.
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James Anderson topples Jadeja to become the No.1 Test bowler

  • England pace bowler James Anderson has grabbed the top spot in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after his superb effort in the third and final Test at Lord’s helped England win by nine wickets to seal a 2-1 series victory over the Windies.
  • The 35-year-old’s career-best figures of seven for 42 in an innings and a match haul of nine wickets see him overtake India’s left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja, who he now leads by 12 points. The third and fourth places are also taken by spinners with India’s Ravichandran Ashwin and Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath taking those positions.
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Shoaib Malik suggests team confidence is high ahead of the ‘Independence Cup’

  • Pakistan’s middle order batsman, Shoaib Malik, recently claimed that the men in green are high on confidence even though they face a formidable World XI side in a 3-match T20I affair.
  • The Pakistani stalwart spoke to the media on the sidelines while training at Gadaffi Stadium at Lahore. The matches will be played on September 12, 13 and 15.
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Kapil Dev suggests BCCI should buy aircrafts for players

  • The Indian cricket team has been playing consecutive series’ since the start of the year and haven’t had a period to rest yet. The Men in Blue are again set to play a string of home matches, with Australia’s tour starting this month.
  • Head coach Ravi Shastri recently thus requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to plan the team’s schedule with more deliberation and care in the future. And now India’s 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev’s also has a suggestion.
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Karun Nair to lead India ‘A’ against New Zealand ‘A’

  • Karnataka’s premier batsman, Karun Nair, has been handed over the captaincy for the India ‘A’ side against New Zealand ‘A’. Earlier, Manish Pandey was given the captaincy for the One Day leg of the South Africa ‘A’ tour, while Nair captained the side in the four-day matches. Pandey would busy with the Indian team for the Australian series.
  • Karun Nair is currently captaining Mysuru Warriors in the ongoing Karnataka Premier League (KPL).
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Shaheen Shah Afridi signs a 2-year deal with Dhaka for the BPL

  • The young sensation from Pakistan, Shaheen Shah Afridi has signed a deal for playing the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) with the Dhaka Dynamites team.
  • The 17-year-old has been one of the most talked cricketers in the last couple of months times as the videos of his bowling were circulated on the internet which displays the fierce speed he is able to generate as the batsman was clearly beaten by pace.
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Shakib Al Hasan requests BCB for a 6-month break from Test cricket before the African tour

  • Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is contemplating a break from Test cricket for a duration of six months.
  • BCB officials on Saturday (September 9) confirmed the development to Cricbuzz and said a decision will be made only after the star all-rounder submits an official letter stating the same.
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Mahmudullah Riyad set to make a Test comeback

  • Mahmudullah Riyad has been one of the best performers for Bangladesh in the limited-overs formats but he has been dropped from the Test team. Mahmudullah along with Shakib built a brilliant partnership in the do or die game vs New Zealand to take Bangladesh through to the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy earlier this year.
  • But his struggle with form in the Test format forced the Bangladesh selectors to drop him from the team that took on the Australian challenge.
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Mickey Arthur hopes ‘Independence Cup’ would open doors for International Cricket in Pakistan

  • Pakistan Head Coach, Mickey Arthur, in a recent interview, hoped for full restoration of cricket in Pakistan post- World XI series, scheduled to start in a couple of days.
  • The former coach of Australia and South Africa also kept an eye on the World Cup of 2019, by providing opportunities to youngsters in the upcoming games.
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Stuart Broad takes a dig at de Villiers, congratulates Anderson on his 500th

  • England fast bowler James Anderson’s bowling partner Stuart Broad has backed the latest entrant to the 500 wickets club. Broad said that it couldn’t have been better, as Anderson picked up his 500th scalp at Lord’s to end the summer on a high.
  • Anderson went wicketless in the second innings of the 2nd Test match and picked up just two wickets in the first innings of the final game.
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New Stadium in Perth may host Day-Night Test matches in the future

  • The cricketing world has been experimenting with Pink Ball cricket for quite some time now and the results seem to be ticking the right boxes with fans and critics alike. The first Day-Night Test match was hosted in Adelaide nearly two years ago and the endeavour had met with approval from all quarters.
  • Although Perth had previously been excluded as an option for a Day-Night Test venue, Cricket Australia (CA) Chief Executive, James Sutherland has hinted at reconsidering the decision after the construction of the new stadium in the city is completed.
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T20I rankings ahead of the Independence Cup

  • Several leading players from the world over will get a chance to enhance their Twenty20 International rankings in the upcoming three-match Independence Cup series against Pakistan to be played under lights at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on 12, 13 and 15 September.
  • The  Faf du Plessis lead World XI side has five players from South Africa and also a selection of big names from six other Test playing countries in a series that has been given T20I status and hence performances will count in the calculation of individual rankings.
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Mashrafe Mortaza set to make a return to NCL after a span of 3 years

  • Bangladesh’s inspirational leader Mashrafe Mortaza will make a return to the country’s premier domestic competition NCL, after a span of three years. Mortaza will play for
  • Mortaza will play for Khulna Division in the 19th edition of NCL. Mortaza has struggled with his fitness earlier, after he went under the knife on a few occasions. Persistent injuries had made it impossible for the pacer to continue in the longest format of the game.
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Pakistan gears up for the upcoming World XI tour

  • Pakistan has been deprived of cricketing action on their soil for nearly a decade in the aftermath of the horrific militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore, in 2009.
  • However, the drought is about to end as cricket, yet again, has succeeded in transcending barriers and the World XI is all set to tour the nation for the three-match Independence Cup T20I series. The country is currently gearing up for the much-anticipated cricketing extravaganza amidst tight security.
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Steve Smith believes Australia will face an uphill task against an upbeat Indian team

  • With the India-Australia series just around the corner, visitors skipper Steve Smith has admitted that the team from down under will face an uphill task against the upbeat Indian team. The two extremely competitive teams are set to play a limited-overs series against each other comprising of five ODIs and three T20I. Australia comes off a challenging Test series against Bangladesh which they somehow managed to pull level.
  • On the other hand, the Men in Blue enjoyed a successful tour of Sri Lanka, wherein they whitewashed the hosts in all the three formats.
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Mohammad Amir to miss out on T20I series against World XI

  • Pakistan seam bowler, Mohammad Amir is all set to miss out on the much-hyped ‘Independence Cup’ clash between the men in green and World XI.
  • Amir and wife Narjis Khatun are currently expecting a child in the upcoming week and the couple is in England for that.
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I am not too concerned about the differences with Kohli: Steve Smith

  • Steve Smith has arrived in Chennai and he is aware of his opposite number Virat Kohli’s sublime form during the recently concluded series against Sri Lanka.
  • Kohli ended the tour with a 54-ball 82 in the one off T20I game, and scored to successive hundreds in the ODI series. Kohli now has 30 centuries under his belt in ODIs.
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