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

MS Dhoni and Kapil Dev
Former Indian captains Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Ahmed Shehzad is a talented player: Shahid Afridi

  • The 25-year-old batsman has lost his place in the side due to persistent failures. It is also being reported that he might be dropped from the squad in the next limited overs series of Pakistan.
  •  He also revealed the reason of him not performing well recently. Afridi opined that when Shehzad goes into defensive mode, he can’t perform better and needs to play his natural game in the middle.
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Sri Lanka require a bit of confidence going into the Indian series: Dimuth Karunaratne

  • After the three pillars of Sri Lankan cricket by the names of Mahela Jayawardena, Tillakaratne Dilshan, and Kumar Sangakkara, called it quits from International cricket, the Lions suffered from a tremendous void which led to the Lankans spiralling down in world cricket.
  •  The knocks played by Karunaratne and Mendis in the 2nd Test at Colombo following-on is the greatest testimony to the aforementioned statement.
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Dimuth Karunaratne well prepared to face the likes of Ashwin and Jadeja

  • In between the tough times for Sri Lanka in all forms of cricket during their perennial transitional phase, one man who has taken up the responsibility of amassing the hard runs is their Test opener Dimuth Karunaratne who has proven to become their batting mainstay off late.
  • He followed up his good run with the bat even in the recently concluded series against Pakistan in the second Test match at Dubai where he slammed 196.
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Kapil Dev comes in support of MS Dhoni, terming him as an asset to the team

  • It was perhaps only a week ago when the World Cup-winning captain of India, Kapil Dev, included MS Dhoni on his list of the three players who changed the face of the Indian cricket forever with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.
  •  Kapil Dev also joined in support of MSD and claimed that the talismanic wicket-keeper batsman is an asset to the side.
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Arjun Tendulkar and his fight with his surname

  • Arjun has had the opportunities that a teenage cricketer coming through the ranks dreams of. He has been a net bowler during the practice session of England cricket team ahead of a Lord’s Test match, he has bowled in the nets of the Indian Women’s Cricket team as well on the eve of the World Cup final earlier this year
  • A teenage cricketer bowling to international stars in the nets is not surprising, but the kind of attention Arjun receives every time he features in the net session of an international team is amazing. It’s almost as if people are talking more about him than the players he is bowling at.
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Sylhet to host three matches of the tri-series involving Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe

  • Sylhet International Stadium is all set to host three matches in the tri-series between Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.
  • The tournament including these three countries is scheduled to be played in January next year. The stadium hosted the first phase of the ongoing season of Bangladesh Premier League
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S Sreesanth can play for India, feels Mohammad Azharuddin

  • For the past few days, S Sreesanth has taken over the media platforms. After the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided not to allow the pacer from Kerala to play any competitive cricket again
  • He got support from many fans, and now, he has the support of a former Indian skipper in the form of Mohammad Azharuddin.
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Rumman Raees appointed as vice-captain of Islamabad United, Saeed Ajmal as spin bowling coach

  • Pakistan limited-over format specialist, Rumman Raees, is all set to play the role of deputy to captain Misbah-ul-Haq in the Islamabad United camp for the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
  • Raees has been one of the finds for Pakistan through their premier domestic T20 tournament and hogged all the limelight with his signature celebration after taking a wicket.
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Reports: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to tie the knot with his fiance on November 23

  • Indian speedster Bhuvneshwar Kumar is all set to tie the knot with his fiance Nupur Nagar later this month on November 23. The duo got engaged in the month of October during the series against Australia.
  •  However, there is no official statement from the Indian board regarding his availability and if the reports are true, the announcement is expected to be made soon.
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‘India are the best in ground fielding’, believes R Sridhar

  • Indian fielding coach R Sridhar believes that the Indians are the best unit as far as ground fielding is concerned at this moment.
  •  However, he also insisted that before India became the world best in ground fielding they had to do lots of practice which ultimately resulted in a world-class fielding squad for India.
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Wasim Akram looking forward to working with Virender Sehwag in TCL

  • The Sultan of Swing, Wasim Akram, who has been named as the mentor for Maratha Arabians in the brand new concept of T10 Cricket League, is now looking forward to working closely with the ‘Sultan of Multan’ Virender Sehwag who would be captaining the side in the tournament.
  • “I’ve worked with Viru in the past and it is always great to spend time with him. When I knew we were working together, I joked with Viru that I would be conducting a fitness test for him as soon as he joined the team,” commented Wasim Akram according to Mid-Day.
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Aaron Finch agrees for a two-year Surrey T20 deal

  • Aaron Finch, over the years, has carved a reputation for himself a destructive batsman, especially in the limited overs format. He has the ability to hit the long ball, which makes him a deadly prospect in white-ball cricket.
  • His power-hitting prowess has earned him with spots in various T20 franchises. Recently, the Australian opening batsman has signed a two-year deal with Surrey.
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MS Dhoni’s demotion in the batting order due to his lack of firepower? Questions Aakash Chopra

  • The former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has questioned the demotion of MS Dhoni in the batting order in the shortest format of the game.
  • The subject of the retirement of the stalwart once again popped up albeit in the T20 format last week despite him scoring 49 off 37 deliveries.
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Breaking a partnership is like a five-for to me: Vinay Kumar

  • Kumar said more than getting a five-for, it pleases him when he breaks a partnership. In a conversation with ESPNcricinfo, he also said that he finds happiness in the small things and that helps him to work hard
  • 33-year-old R Vinay Kumar hasn’t given up yet as he still nurtures hopes of representing his country.
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