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

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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines.

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Glenn Maxwell sacrificed an IPL contract to make a comeback to Australia’s Test side

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the 12th season missed some of the big names in the world cricket and one of them was Glenn Maxwell.
  • The swashbuckling batsman was released by the Delhi Capitals after a poor season last year and was set to go under the hammer.
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South African all-rounder Albie Morkel calls it quits from all forms of cricket

  • Albie Morkel, the South African all-round cricketer, has decided to announce his retirement from all forms of cricket.
  • His career spanned almost a couple of decades and he turned out to be a stalwart of Proteas’ cricket.
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Virat Kohli deserves praise for performance in Australia: Wasim Akram

  • Being ICC’s number one ranked Test team, a lot was expected of India in the Test series against Australia.
  • However, they didn’t crumble under the expectations and rather, came out triumphant, winning the series 2-1.
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Hardik Pandya responds to BCCI show cause notice for his comments on Koffee with Karan

  • Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have found themselves in trouble after they appeared on the prominent chat show Koffee with Karan.
  • Their misogynist comments about women didn’t go down well with many and were lashed out by the fans only a few days after the episode was aired on television.
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South Africa vs Pakistan: Mohammad Amir comes back to the ODI squad

  • Pakistan haven’t had the best of campaigns thus far in South Africa by any means. The team, captained by wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed, lost the first two Tests in Centurion and Cape Town respectively.
  • Subsequently, the visitors lost the series with the third and final Test scheduled to take place from Friday, January 11 at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
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After spending some time at the crease in Melbourne, my journey had started: Mayank Agarwal

  • India tour of Australia witnessed the likes of Mayank Agarwal and Hanuma Vihari come through the ranks in tough situations.
  • Both of them were thrown in the spotlight to face one of the best bowling attacks in the world at the iconic MCG on the Boxing Day and they came out unscathed.
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India’s 2-1 win in Australia is not the best triumph overseas, feels Sanjay Manjrekar

  • India started 2019 with a bang winning their first-ever Test series in Australia.
  • The team led by Virat Kohli defeated Tim Paine’s Aussies 2-1 in a four-game series after the fourth Test in Sydney, which India were favourites to win, ended in a draw.
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There is a lot to learn seeing the way Cheteshwar Pujara bats: Shubman Gill

  • Shubman Gill in the ongoing domestic season has made quite a wave with his big knocks and the youngster recently said that it is Cheteshwar Pujara who has set the benchmark for youngsters with his performances in Australia.
  • The India No.3 completely stole the limelight and emerged as the best batsman of the series as the team won the series 2-1 to register their first-ever Test series win on Australian soil.
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South Africa vs Pakistan: CSA appoints Dean Elgar as stand-in skipper for Wanderers Test

  • South Africa are currently leading the three-match Test series against Pakistan 2-0 and the Proteas have thoroughly been dominant in the red-ball fixtures as the visiting team have strained to find their feet in the series.
  • The third and final encounter at the renowned Wanderers in Johannesburg is scheduled to be played from Friday, January 11 and the encounter is nothing but a dead rubber.
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Has Rishabh Pant ended Wriddhiman Saha’s chance of making a comeback? Anil Kumble gives his opinion

  • For a long time, there was a debate on who would fill Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s gigantic shoes in Indian cricket.
  • India tried and tested a number of keepers ever since Dhoni retired during the Australia tour of 2014-15 though no long-term solution was found.
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Former India cricketer Jacob Martin met with an accident

  • The former Indian cricketer Jacob Martin has met with an unfortunate accident while going on his two-wheeler 10 to 12 days ago.
  • He is in the hospital at the moment and the treatment is in progress. Martin is also the ex-coach of Baroda team and had led the team during his playing days.
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Indian pacer Shardul Thakur accuses selectors of miscommunication

  • India pacer Shardul Thakur’s short international career so far has been marred with several injuries. Last year, he had a disastrous Test debut.
  • Picked in the playing eleven for the first Test against Windies at home, the Mumbai pacer could not even bowl two overs before walking off the field due to an injury.
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ICC announces latest ODI rankings after New Zealand vs Sri Lanka series

  • Players from both Sri Lanka and New Zealand made gains in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings.
  • New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi and fast bowler Lachlan Ferguson have moved up in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after creditable performances during a 3-0 sweep over Sri Lanka in a home series that ended on Tuesday.
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Reports: Franchises to get only three home matches in IPL 2019

  • The 12th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be finally played in India after a lot of deliberation.
  • The clashing with the general election dates will be handled by the BCCI it seems as the tournament gets underway on March 23.
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Australia vs Sri Lanka: The Aussie selectors drop some bombshells; announce a new-look Test squad

  • The Australian selectors were forced to take some tough calls after the poor result against India. Hence, for the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka, many surprise calls were made.
  • Australia will not play in the longest format of the game after this series until the World Cup 2019.
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