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

Here are the top headlines of the day

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

I enjoyed playing a lot under MS Dhoni, says Gautam Gambhir

  • The former Indian captain attracted a lot of ire after struggling to rotate the strike during the second T20 International against New Zealand last week.
  • Many cricket experts felt the wicket-keeper should retire from the shortest format of the game. However, Gambhir believes that credit should be given where it’s due and Dhoni deserves it according to him.
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BCCI asks Murali Vijay to play Ranji Trophy ahead of India v Sri Lanka Test series

  • The Kiwi chapter is done and dusted. Virat Kohli’s men have taken good care of the men from New Zealand and have handed them the ticket to their home after defeating them in both the ODI and T20I series.
  •  But according to the reports, the board wanted the 33-year-old player to get into the groove before donning the Indian jersey again. Hence, he was included in the team in the last moment.
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MS Dhoni and Kapil Dev visit Eden Gardens to shoot an ad

  • The former Indian skipper MS Dhoni will now enjoy a break of around one month thanks to Test series between India and Sri Lanka.
  •  However, he was in Eden Gardens to shoot an advertisement and didn’t miss out to have a look at the strip on which the first Test will be played on November 16.
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It’s of no use to try and copy others game: Cheteshwar Pujara

  •  He stays away from the shortest format of the game and feeds his appetite for scoring big runs time and again.
  • “Obviously, next year’s South Africa series is something that is there at the back of my mind. The upcoming Sri Lanka series will be a good opportunity to prepare for the South Africa assignment. I am confident of doing well,” Pujara told PTI during an interaction.
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Sunil Gavaskar wants Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina in the middle order

  • Team India has struggled a bit with their middle order combination in the recent past. They are finding it hard to get it right in the shorter formats of the game.
  • Even if the line-up is changed according to the situation the runs are missing. Ajinkya Rahane who was tipped to handle the middle order has shown that he is better off playing as an opener.
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England suffers yet another injury blow, Jake Ball sprains his ankle

  • By the looks of it, all the planets and stars are down for the English cricket team. In two weeks’ time, they will take on one of the most dangerous teams in world cricket, Australia.
  •  That too, in their home ground. After losing out all-rounder Ben Stokes and front-line speedster Steven Finn, they have found themselves another headache to deal with, in the form of Jake Ball.
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Former WWE Champion wants to meet Virat Kohli and learn cricket from him

  • The popularity of Virat Kohli is very well known to cricket fans but this time the former WWE Champion Finn Balor has praised the Indian skipper.
  •  However, Balor also wants to meet Kohli and learn the game of cricket from him despite not knowing anything about it.
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New Zealand can regain their numero uno status in T20Is against Windies

  • New Zealand lost their top spot to Pakistan earlier this week after losing the third and final T20I of the three-match series against India. They lost the game closely by mere 6 runs and also lost the series by 2-1.
  •  However, they have a golden chance to regain their numero uno status in the format during the series against Windies who are set to tour New Zealand in the last week of November.
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Sachin Tendulkar picks 1999-2000 Ranji Trophy semi-final as the most memorable match

  • Sachin Tendulkar, popularly known as the Master Blaster, is an inspirational figure among the sporting fraternity, leave alone just cricket.
  •  He scaled the heights in the sport and kept smashing one record after the other. While oppositions were fearful of him on the field, there was immense respect for the mega talent off the field.
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Sachin Tendulkar recalls the moment when he told Badani that he knows Tamil

  • The former Indian cricketer Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has shared his memorable moment while playing for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy.
  • The team is playing its 500th match of the illustrious tournament currently against Baroda at Wankhede. Mumbai has won Ranji Trophy for humongous 41 times which is the most in the history.
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West Indies postpones Pakistan tour citing security issues

  • In recent developments from the West Indies, citing security concerns, some of the players were reluctant to tour Pakistan and as a result, made themselves unavailable for the tour.
  • Just a few weeks back, some of the key players from Sri Lankan squad pulled out of the Lahore-leg of their UAE tour, along with their coach Nic Pothas.
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Winning the World Cup in 2011 was special: Ashish Nehra

  • Nehra went through all the hardships during his injury-prone career but always came back strongly into the national side. His body has undergone as many as 12 surgeries after which any cricketer would have given up.
  • The former Indian cricketer Ashish Nehra feels that winning the 2011 Cricket World Cup was the special moment in his illustrious career.
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Who is Ajit Agarkar in front of MS Dhoni: Syed Kirmani

  • Former Indian stumper Syed Kirmani has backed MS Dhoni and said that India at the moment needs his experience.
  • The 67-year-old world cup winner also went on to bash former pacer Ajit Agarkar, who recently questioned Dhoni’s spot in the T20I side.
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Glenn McGrath advised Jasprit Bumrah not to change his action

  • It was back in 2013 when a lanky 19-year-old pacer with an action which is a degree more than what we call unorthodox, debuted in the Indian Premier League, that too playing for one of the most consistent teams, Mumbai Indians.
  • It was the then head coach of the franchise, John Wright who had spotted the bowler with an extraordinary ability to nag the bowlers in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
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Stuart Broad says he has a plan B for danger man David Warner

  • In about a couple of weeks time, Australia and England will face off in Brisbane for the 1st Ashes Test match. A lot of talks have been going around the air, with individual players plotting up against particular opponents.
  •  England ace pacer Stuart Broad has termed Australia’s opener David Warner as the danger man, and they will watch out for him closely.
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Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya speak about handling pressure after a thrilling win

  •  As Jasprit Bumrah ended up winning both the man of the match as well as the series, he spoke about how he doesn’t think about pressure, bowling with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and their plans.
  • “It is important to have a cool mind and think positive. It’s also crucial to back yourself. I knew one or two might go for a six, but we had the runs to defend,” Pandya said.
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