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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

BBL 2019-20: Fielder jumps from outside rope to throw the ball for relay catch, confuses umpires

  • Brisbane Heat registered a comprehensive five-wicket victory over Hobart Hurricanes in Match 29 of the Big Bash League 2019-20. Chris Lynn and Co. registered their second consecutive win in BBL 2019-20 and managed to clinch two important points, taking took them to the third position in the league table.
  • All-rounder Ben Cutting was awarded Man of the Match due to his brilliant 43-run knock which propelled Heat to the target.
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‘Rest up and play well in Perth or don’t come home’- Erin Holland hilariously warns Ben Cutting

  • Ben Cutting, the right-handed seaming all-rounder emerged as the hero for Brisbane Heat in a close BBL game against Hobart Hurricanes.
  • He played at his helm best against the visitors at The Gabba in Brisbane. However, after the game, he was involved in a hilarious interview to be his wife Erin Holland.
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‘I still think I have a lot to offer’ – Chris Gayle plans to play franchise cricket until 45

  • Ace West Indian batsman Chris Gayle, one of the best modern-day cricket has seen, has expressed a desire to play franchise cricket till 45.
  • The cricketer, who turned 40 last September, also said that he would take a call on his international career at the right time.
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‘Just think Indian’ – Ravi Shastri opens up on CAA

  • At a time when the entire country is out on the streets with their opinions on the recent Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Ravi Shastri, also spoke about it, letting the world know about his stance on the controversial act.
  • The last month or so has been full of turmoil and a highly respected individual like Shastri speaking out on such issue is what is needed to give the general public a direction on such matters.
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‘MS Dhoni may retire from ODIs soon’ – Ravi Shastri

  • Former Indian skipper and wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni was last seen in coloured clothing during team’s semi-final clash against New Zealand.
  • Following the defeat at the hands of the Black Caps in the showpiece event in England in July, MS Dhoni was not seen in cricketing action again.
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Out or not-out? Here’s what MCC rules state on Matthew Wade’s controversial dismissal in BBL

  • Matthew Wade was somewhat a lone ranger for the Hobart Hurricanes in their match against the Brisbane Heat at The Gabba in Brisbane.
  • The southpaw scored 61 off 46 with three fours and a couple of sixes. But despite his efforts, the visitors could only manage 126 in their first innings.
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‘I will try to plan every game better’ – Kuldeep Yadav admits that 2019 was a tough year for him

  • Kuldeep Yadav would want to forget the year 2019 as soon as possible.
  • The year saw the wily chinaman bowler getting pummeled by batsmen all over the world and his performances for both Team India and his IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders proved to be below par.
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Only a terrific IPL 2020 can get MS Dhoni a berth in India squad for T20 World Cup, believes Ravi Shastri

  • The perennial question about whether MS Dhoni will make a return to Team India was answered by head coach Ravi Shastri recently in an interview.
  • The former India captain is yet to play any cricket ever since his half-century in the semi-final of the 2019 ICC World Cup, which India lost to New Zealand and post that, he has been on a sabbatical.
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Shane Warne’s ‘Baggy Green’ fetches bids worth $520,000; beats Don Bradman’s cap and MS Dhoni’s bat

  • Acquiring cricketing memorabilia is a dream for any cricket fan and some of the collectors can go for huge amounts in order to gain things they have their eyes set upon.
  • Most of the time, famous cricketers put up their equipment up for auctions where the money goes to a good cause and helps out in dire needs.
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‘There are a lot of spots we need to fill’ – Rohit Sharma opens up about India’s T20 World Cup preparations

  • Though the Indian team was one of the last to adopt the T20 format in international cricket, playing its first match in 2006 under the captaincy of Virender Sehwag.
  • It made immediate impact by winning the inaugural World T20 in 2007 which was held in South Africa, setting a revolution in the country which gave birth to the Indian Premier League a year later.
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James Anderson ruled out of South Africa Test series due to rib injury

  • James Anderson, the veteran fast-bowler from England had recently marked his comeback into the national side after a long span of six months.
  • He was selected in England’s squad that was scheduled to play four-match Test series but after playing just two games, he has been hit with an injury that has ruled him out of the whole series against Proteas.
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With 9 out of top 10 bowlers in ICC Test rankings being pacers, is fast bowling taking the centre stage again?

  • A few years ago, all the pundits, former cricketers, and fans were lamenting and writing obituaries about the death of top-quality fast bowling in International cricket.
  • They reminisced about the good old days of Jeff Thomson and Denis Lille.
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Irfan Pathan backs India to trump Australia in the ODI series

  • Irfan Pathan, the former Indian cricketer, reckons that India have the edge over Australia going into the three-match ODI series.
  • Last year, the Aussies beat the Men in Blue 3-2 at the latter’s home after going 0-2 down in the series.
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‘I will never be able to fill MS Dhoni’s shoes’ – Hardik Pandya on taking up finisher’s role of Team India

  • Hardik Pandya, the star all-rounder from India has finally recovered from his back injury and is ready to take the field for Team India.
  • He has already been picked in India A squad that will tour to New Zealand for playing three one-day and two four-day games.
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‘We have injected anger into ourselves’ – Harsha Bhogle reacts after being criticized for his tweet on Buttler-Philander controversy

  • Vernon Philander and Jos Buttler got themselves tangled in a bit of a controversy in the second Test at the Newlands in Cape Town.
  • It happened during the dying stages of the final day’s play when South Africa were trying to save the match after being set a target of 438 to chase down.
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Sachin Tendulkar funnily trolls Sourav Ganguly over ‘skipping’ training sessions during their playing days

  • Sourav Ganguly has been busy over the last few months after being anointed as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • After he came to the fore, India hosted its maiden Day-Night Test versus Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
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