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

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

Top headlines and news stories of the day.

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh. (© Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Sri Lanka topple Pakistan in ICC Test team rankings

  • Thirteen months after lifting the prestigious ICC Test Championship mace for topping the ICC Test Team Rankings, Pakistan have plummeted to seventh in the latest Test team rankings, which were updated following the conclusion of its home series against Sri Lanka.
  • Sri Lanka’s next Test assignment is against number-one ranked India (125 points), when the two sides will go head to head in a three-Test series starting in Kolkata on 16 November.
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Yuvraj Singh chases BCCI to recover dues worth Rs 3 Crore

  • Out of favor Indian middle order batsman Yuvraj Singh is arguably at the fag end of his career. Apart from trying to make a return into the national side after losing his place recently, Yuvraj is also chasing the BCCI officials to get his dues.
  • As per reports, the amount is somewhere close to Rs 3 crore. It is also believed that the matter has gone so far that the cricketer’s mother Shabnam is also trying to reach out to the officials.
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CAP and OPPO Mobiles tie up to provide cricket training to the underprivileged kids

  • India’s leading cricket training academy, Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) and OPPO Mobiles, a leading camera phone brand, have come together to provide scholarship and promote cricket skills to the less privileged kids. OPPO is donating INR 20 Lakhs to the academy for the scholarship.
  • These scholarships will help in unearthing new talent and give young kids a platform to kick-start their budding cricketing careers.
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Muttiah Muralitharan scared me off: Virender Sehwag

  • In an exclusive chat with India TV, Sehwag revealed that he had fears facing Sri Lankan legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. The right-handed Indian batter said that it was very difficult to pick Muralitharan and it wasn’t easy at all to bat against him.
  • In many ways than one, Sehwag has redefined the art of opening. He has played 104 Tests, 251 ODIs and 19 T20Is, scoring over 17000 runs across the three formats of the game.
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Multan Sultans rope in Shoaib Malik and Kieron Pollard for PSL III

  • The brand new member of the HBL Pakistan Super League, Multan Sultans, started off their campaign by announcing their first nine players who were picked during the expansion draft.
  • Pakistan stalwart Shoaib Malik and Carribean T20 King Kieron Pollard have been roped in by the side as their Platinum picks.
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MS Dhoni continues to inspire the students of DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir in Ranchi

  • The former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has passed out from the DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir in Ranchi long back but still inspires the students of his school.
  • The school gave wings to his dreams of playing professional cricket and making his way to the Indian Cricket Team.
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Javagal Srinath reveals the toughest batsman he ever bowled at

  • The former Indian pacer and now ICC Match Referee Javagal Srinath has revealed the toughest opposition batsman he ever bowled at.
  •  He had played a crucial role in India’s winning streak of 8 matches during the mega event. He served Indian cricket for almost 12 years in both Test and One-Day International formats.
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Virat Kohli all set to lead All Heart FC against All Stars FC in a charity match

  • The captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli is all set to lead his team (All Hearts FC) on the football pitch against some of the biggest stars from Bollywood (All Stars FC) in a charity game.
  • The event was shared on the Facebook page of the Indian cricket team. Abhishek Bachchan’s charity Playing for Humanity and Kohli’s charity The Virat Kohli Foundation are behind this initiative.
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Inagural edition of the T20 Global League set to be delayed

  • If sources are to be believed in, the inaugural edition of the T20 Global League is all set to be postponed. Cricket South Africa is scheduled to hold a teleconference and discuss the immediate future of the tournament which was scheduled to start from the first week of November.
  • According to one of the franchise members, there is a high possibility that the tournament would be postponed.
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Virat Kohli’s plan, if implemented, could help Cheteshwar Pujara and likes

  • According to Kohli, players like Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay and Ishant Sharma are bound to fetch the good amount owing to the contracts while donning the white jersey. Interestingly, the idea was floated by the former Indian head coach Anil Kumble.
  • If the development materializes, the players who will appear just in the longest version of the game would be roped under the special pay policy.
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Succeeded when captain Sarfraz instructed me to bowl fierce, says Wahab Riaz

  • Pakistan’s spearhead as far as fast bowling is concerned, Wahab Riaz, had to take extra responsibility in the absence of Mohammad Amir in the second innings of the second Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
  • The seamer responded brilliantly when his captain asked him to bowl fiercely as he ended up with four vital wickets which restricted the visitors to a total of 96 only.
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Mohammed Shami credits Virat Kohli’s captaincy for team’s success

  • Fast bowler Mohammed Shami has credited the positive environment created under Kohli’s captaincy for the success that the team has enjoyed in recent times.
  • He also added that the repertoire the players share in this team reflects in the team’s approach of ruthlessness and aggression on the field.
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Mickey Arthur hopes Asad Shafiq to win the game for Pakistan in the second Test match

  • Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur is extremely pleased with the way his team has fought back in the ongoing Test match against Sri Lanka. The home team is already lagging in the two-match series and were reduced to 52/5 in a tall chase of 317.
  • The fightback from the unpredictable team had begun in the final hour of day 3 when Sri Lanka was leading by 220 runs and came into bat in the second innings.
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Afghanistan appoint Dean Jones as the interim head coach

  • Former Australian cricketer and commentator Professor Dean Jones has been appointed as the interim head coach of Afghanistan. He will be at the position for their upcoming Intercontinental Cup clash in Hong Kong to be played from October 20.
  • Jones himself revealed the news on social media website Twitter on Monday (October 9). He is currently commentating in the ongoing T20I series between India and Australia.
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David Warner intends to follow Steve Smith’s values when it comes to captaincy

  • Stand-in skipper for Australia in the upcoming games against India in the T20I series, David Warner, stated that he would want to follow the values set by Steve Smith, who departed for Australia after sustaining a shoulder injury while fielding against India in the 5th ODI at Nagpur.
  • David Warner has had a successful captaincy stint with the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL during the 2016 season, where the Laxman-coached side clinched their first title in history.
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Mumbai announce the Ranji Trophy squad, Rahane to miss the opening game

  • Mumbai has announced the Ranji Trophy squad for the ongoing season and Ajinkya Rahane is all set to miss the opening game. The Indian opener informed about his unavailability for the match against Madhya Pradesh which will be played on October 14.
  • He is currently enjoying his time off the field in Seychelles with his wife. However, Aditya Tare has been appointed as the captain once again and will lead a new look side.
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