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 headlines of the day.

Mumbai's Jemimah Rodrigues
17-year-old Mumbai’s Jemimah Rodrigues scored 202* runs against Saurashtra. (Photo Source: Twitter)

How much time does Virat Kohli spend in the gym?

  • Indian skipper Virat Kohli has made fitness tests mandatory for every player since he has taken over the reins of the team across formats. He expects the players to be fully fit before coming into the team.
  •  However, the amount of time he spends in the gym to be fit on the field for any game is humongous which proves he is a dedicated sportsman.
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My dream is to play for team India: Jemimah Rodrigues

  • The cricketer has certainly knocked the big doors of international cricket with her whirlwind knock.
  •  Her innings fetched her praises from all corners. Among all the wishes that came in flooding, the one that stands out the most is from another young Indian batter, Smriti Mandhana.
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Jake Lehmann favourite to fill in the No. 6 spot for Australia in the upcoming Ashes

  • While a majority of the team looks set and well prepped up, the Aussie team management is yet to decide on a No. 6 batsman.
  •  For long, they have been devoid of an able and in-form batsman for the spot and with the Ashes closing in, a number of potential contenders have popped up to fill in the void.
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Star Sports bag telecast rights for International matches in New Zealand

  • Broadcast giants, Star Sports, who recently bagged the global rights for the telecast of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) with a whopping sum of INR 16,347.50 crores (USD 2.55 billion) for five years, has now bagged the television rights for International matches in New Zealand.
  • The recent development from the premiere network channel from India proved to be music to the ears for the cricket fans in the country as channels did not support the broadcast from that part of the world due to timing and advertisement issues.
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Sreesanth opens up about the times he would cry back to hotel after being thrown out of stadium

  • If every word coming from the mouth of former Indian international S Sreesanth is to be believed in, on the basis of his latest interview with a renowned channel, then it is a matter of great travesty for someone who has been part of two World Cup-winning campaign.
  • “I was invited to play in Bahrain for a Charity match along with my close friends Irfan Pathan, RP Singh and other cricketers who received their NOCs from BCCI. I did not pursue any NOC as the organizers were Malayalis who were excited to see me play especially after my ban got lifted,” claimed S Sreesanth during his interview with Republic.
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Imad Wasim appointed the skipper of Karachi Kings

  •  This is a huge step from the franchise as most of them always concentrate on handing the leadership to the established overseas player.
  •  But Kings have decided to keep faith in the youngster and it seems that Shahid Afridi played a big role in appointing Imad as the leader.
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S Sreesanth alleges settlements between BCCI and Neeraj Kumar during Match-fixing scandal of 2000

  • Former Indian international S Sreesanth, who remained in the spotlight last month with his barrage of tweets against the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), continued to remain in the headlines with his recent allegations on the cricket board and former Delhi Commissioner Neeraj Kumar.
  • During his interrogation for the alleged involvement in spot-fixing during one of the matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2013, Sreesanth was taken into custody by Delhi Police where he met the commissioner who forced him to confess his involvement with bookies and spot-fixing.
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“Disappointed at Rahul Dravid for not denying about the drunk brawl incident”: S Sreesanth

  • n yet another sensational revelation from the recent no-holds-barred interview with S Sreesanth, the former Indian pacer took us back to the infamous IPL season of 2013 where Rajasthan Royals issued a public statement regarding his involvement in a drunk brawl incident
  • According to the statement, Sreesanth seemed frustrated over not being included into the playing XI against CSK which resulted in him lashing out at the coach and his captain during the post-match party.
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Surprised by Kusal Mendis’ omission for the India tour: Harsha Bhogle

  • Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle tweeted on the axing of Sri Lankan batsman Kusal Mendis for the Indian Test tour. Bhogle tweeted that he is surprised by Mendis’ omission from the squad.
  • He added that it is understandable that Mendis is short of runs but backed him by saying that he is a quality batsman. The batsman struggled against Pakistan recently.
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Do you know how much Virat Kohli tentatively earns for each Instagram post?

  • This is needless to say what Virat Kohli means to India. The Indian cricketing superstar has been on a record-breaking spree recently.
  •  Since making his debut in international cricket in 2008 he has broken a plethora of record. However, he is not only famous for his on-field achievements but also for his earning and fashion quotient.
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Arshi Khan confesses her allegations being pregnant with Shahid Afridi’s child as fake

  • Just a couple of years back, an aspiring-model from Bhopal, Arshi Khan, took the cricketing fraternity by storm with one of her tweets involving Pakistan star Shahid Afridi.
  •  In the tweet, she claimed that she was physically involved with Afridi and about a year later, she was rumoured to be pregnant with his child.
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Virat Kohli & Co. receives Champions Trophy prize money, Ravi Shastri pockets 2 Crores

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has presented the details of payments (Rs 25 lakh above) made to cricketers, coaches, state associations and others during the month of October.
  •  The Indian cricket team lost to Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final in June in England, and they received Rs 38.67 each as prize money for their good show.
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Jalaj Saxena believes the ultimate dream is to represent the country

  • The mainstay of Madhya Pradesh Ranji team, Jalaj Saxena, who played a vital part in helping MP reach the semi-finals of the domestic tournament after 16 years during the 2015-16 season with his all-round performances, is now setting his eyes on greater achievements.
  • If we trace the career of Saxena, it can be portrayed as the story of near misses. During the times of his purple patches, he wasn’t taken into notice by the selectors. Therefore, he missed out on the India ‘A’ side. But his goal now is to serve the MP side reach greater heights in domestic cricket.
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Virat Kohli reveals his brand value and the secret behind his signings

  • In a survey published by a sports magazine, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been named the third most marketable sportsperson, ahead of football legend Lionel Messi and Tennis star Novak Djokovic.
  • Kohli is currently in the form of his life, as he seems like picking opponents and scoring hundreds at will. And the same manner, his current brand value is at a staggering high.
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Australia name squad for the historic Day-Night Ashes Test

  • . Out of the 13 players, as many as 5 of them are uncapped which include the likes of Ashleigh Gardner, Tahlia McGrath, and Amanda-Jade Wellington.
  • The team does not have a place for leg-spinner Kristen Beams and pacer Belinda Vakarewa for the Test starting on Thursday (November 9) at North Sydney Oval.
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Windies tour to Pakistan postponed due to smog, will take place in 2018

  • After a long standstill, the cricket-starved nation which has produced some of the finest cricketers over the years is enjoying its share of cricketing action.
  • The Windies were expected to tour Pakistan for a three-match T20I series later this month, but it has been postponed due to smog.
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Bengal Tigers are ready to roll in T10 Cricket League

  • A league in the 10-over format of cricket is all set to begin next month at the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates, where six teams will fight to win the coveted T10 Cricket League trophy.
  • They boast of some of the retired legends and current greats of the game. Under the leadership of ICC Champions Trophy-winning skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, the Bengal Tigers are all set to roar aloud.
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Graeme Swann feels all-rounder Ben Stokes will play the Ashes

  • Stokes has not travelled with the squad to Australia and will not be considered for selection until the conclusion of a police investigation following his arrest on suspicion of causing bodily harm after a street fight in Bristol on September 25.
  • Former England spinner Graeme Swann feels Stokes will play the Ashes in Australia as England are unable to directly replace the star all-rounder with any other player.
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