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

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

Here are the top headlines of the day.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Comilla rope in Englishman Jos Buttler for BPL-5

  • Comilla Victorians have hired the services of English wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler for the forthcoming season of the Bangladesh Premier League.
  • Buttler is an explosive batsman and has an IPL as well as BBL contract.
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Sanjit Saha aspires to play for the national team

  • Putting all the hurdles behind, 19-year old Sanjit Saha from Rangpur Division will look to replicate the actions of his friends. Sanjit, who bowls right arm off-break, aspires to play for the nation.
  • He has been recently charged with illegal bowling action but if administrators are to be believed then the youngsters’ career is not under any sort of threat.
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Rangana Herath ruled out of third Test against India

  • The misery for the Sri Lankan side do not seem to have an end. Days before the commencement of the third and final Test of their home series against India, they have received a massive blow.
  • Veteran campaigner Rangana Herath has been ruled out of the third Test with a back injury. The injury blow comes as a big jolt to the hosts who have had dwindling fortunes this season.
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James Anderson aims at player-coach position for England

  • England pace spearhead, James Anderson is reportedly eyeing the role of a player-coach for his national side in the imminent future.
  • With the England team set to lose Ottis Gibson as their bowling coach to South Africa, the post of coaching the bowling department will be up for grabs. If reports are to be believed, Anderson himself, is looking to retire as a player after the conclusion of the 2019 Ashes Tournament.
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Jhulan Goswami felicitated by Air India for contribution to Indian Cricket

  • Prolific Indian cricketer, Jhulan Goswami was felicitated by leading airline, Air India, on Monday for her immense contribution to Indian Cricket. She was also promoted to the post of Manager in the esteemed organisation.
  • The 34-year old recently made history when she broke Cathryn Fitzpatrick’s record to become the highest wicket-taker in Women’s One-Day Internationals (ODIs).
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Ian Chappell warns Aussies ahead of the Bangladesh series

  • Ahead of their upcoming tour to Bangladesh tour, the Australian team has been warned by Ian Chappell as the former player says that the series won’t be an easy task for them.
  • Given the improvement Bangladesh have shown recently, Ian Chappell feels the series between the two sides might end up being a close one.
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Steven Smith reveals the reason behind Steve O’Keefe’s exclusion

  • Australian captain Steven Smith has backed the management’s decision to drop Steve O’Keefe for their 2-match Test series in Bangladesh keeping an eye on their future.
  • He’s getting a bit older now and our next tour back to India is in four years’ time.
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Baroda assistant professor completes PhD on Irfan Pathan

  • Tanvir M Shaikh an assistant professor at the Shri Chhotubhai Purani Degree College of Phy.Edu. in Gujarat has recently been awarded the degree of doctorate on the subject- “A case study on International Cricketer Irfan Pathan”.
  • The PhD thesis was applied at the Gujarat University, having registered for it in October 2012, the university awarded her the degree on August 3, 2017.
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I haven’t seen MS Dhoni sledge ever, says Wriddhiman Saha

  • Indian Test team wicket-keeper batsman, Wriddhiman Saha, has been one of the unsung heroes of the team. His contribution to the national side remains valuable, albeit underrated on most occasions.
  • As per the recent quotes in the Times of India, Wriddhiman Saha spoke at length about how he goes about his game. He remarked that it s not important to sledge in order to succeed. He cited the example of MS Dhoni in this regard, trying to elucidate his point.
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BCCI’s legal team to study the judgement on Sreesanth

  • The BCCI is looking to adopt a wait and watch policy on pacer S Sreesanth, whose life ban was lifted by the Kerala High Court. The cricketer had challenged BCCI decision of not lifting the ban back in March.
  • The ban was imposed by the BCCI after reports emerged that some of the cricketers were involved in match fixing, in the year 2013. The pacer challenged the decision by saying that it violates his constitutional right.
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Ravi Shastri expects India to break Australia’s record of most 600+ totals

  • While India set to bag this record on their name, the newly appointed Indian cricket team head coach, Ravi Shastri expects India to break the record for the most number of 600+ totals in Test cricket held by Australia.
  • India’s tally of 600+ totals in Test cricket increased to 29 during the Sri Lankan series; only three behind Australia (32).
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Will Jacks named England U19 captain for one-day fixtures against India U19

  • Young right handed batsman Will Jacks has been named as the skipper of the English U19 side for their upcoming limited overs fixtures against India U19.
  • Jacks has replaced the regular captain Harry Brook in the captaincy role. Apparently, it was the fine knock against India U19 in the four day fixtures by Will Jacks that earned him the captain’s hat for the one day games. India U19 will be led by Prithwi Shaw.
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Harbhajan Singh praises India’s deadly duo after clinical victory

  • India beat the host by an innings and 53 runs, which saw the game getting over with a day to spare.
  • Out of favour Indian spinner, Harbhajan Singh had a word of praise for both Ravindra Jadeja and Ravi Ashwin after the duo grabbed 7 wickets each in the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka.
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Virat Kohli applauds Pujara and Jadeja for taking their game to a different level

  • The No 1 ranked team has now won their 8th Test series in a row. The Indian team skipper Virat Kohli is proud of his boys for the incredible performance and their contribution as a team.
  • Virat went on to mention the importance of players such as Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in the Test team. He praised both the right handers and especially Pujara, who played his 50th Test match at Colombo for his hunger for runs in every innings he plays.
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Kerala High Court asks the BCCI to lift the life ban on S.Sreesanth

  • Former Indian cricketer S. Sreesanth has some delightful news coming his way. The cricketer was banned for life by the BCCI owing to the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case now has the Kerala High Court by his side.
  • The Kerala high Court stated that as Sreesanth was acquitted of the case in 2015, the BCCI cannot impose a ban upon the cricketer. The helping hand from the court has come as a blessing for the 34-year-old.
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Chaminda Vaas set to be axed after India series

  • Legendary fast bowler Chaminda Vaas will be sidelined again after being recently appointed as the bowling coach of Sri Lanka. The former left-arm fast bowler was working with the feeder squad since August 2016.
  • Vaas was given a temporary role last month but the SLC Board are already looking to replace him.
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Essex’s Mohammad Amir picks a 5-wicket haul against Yorkshire in County Championship

  • Mohammad Amir carried his NatWest T20 Blast success into County Championship for the Essex as he picked up a 5-wicket haul to bowl out Yorkshire for just 113 on the 1st day of the Division one match at Scarborough.
  • Amir recorded figures of 11.2-4-18-5 in the inning; his 10th five-wicket haul in the first-class cricket after his side Essex, the visiting team decided to bowl first leaving the toss uncontested.
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Kane Williamson and Liam Dawson joins Sylhet for the BPL 2017

  • The new comers Sylhet Surma Sixers have started making headlines, this time for roping in Kane Williamson and Liam Dawson.
  • Sylhet Surma Sixers will take part in their maiden Bangladesh Premier League campaign this year.
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Dean Jones feels both Indian men and women cricketers should have equal earnings

  • “The best part of the whole press release sent by CA was that the women cricketers are getting equal pay as the men. Hopefully, it would happen to Indian women cricketers as well. After what the Indian women have done at the recent World Cup, young girls [in India] are inspired to play cricket for their country,” stated Dean Jones in a conversation with Cricbuzz over the recent pay-dispute in Australia.
  • The right-hander felt proud to see the women cricketers’ contributions on the field. He praised their improved fitness levels and power-hitting.
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Hope to see more players from Hyderabad in the Indian team: Mithali Raj

  • The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has felicitated the Indian Women’s team captain Mithali Raj for leading the team to the finals of the recently concluded World Cup in England and also for becoming the highest run-getter in the Women’s ODI history.
  • Mithali Raj’s cricketing career kicked-off at an early age of 8 years in Hyderabad
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World XI’s Lahore tour on hold as FICA waits for security reports

  • The much talked about World XI’s tour of Lahore next month is currently on hold, as the Federation of International Cricket Association (FICA) is waiting for a report from the security experts. ECB’s Reg Dickason’s report will decide the fate of the tour.
  • Dickason, who has been entrusted with the responsibility will present his report to FICA this week.
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Saha is definitely the best keeper in Test format right now: Virat Kohli

  • Wriddhiman Saha is one of the lesser talked players in the Indian Test team’s success over the past two years, serving as the keeper on toughest of tracks where the ball is seen taking a sharp turn and uneven bounce.
  • Indian captain Virat Kohli has showered praises over his team’s soul behind the wickets.
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91-year-old England international, Doug Insole passes away

  • England Cricket has been hit with a sad news as former England Test player Doug Insole is no more. Insole who played for County Club Essex passed away at the age of 91.
  • Insole made his Test debut against the West indies and ironically his last Test was also against the same.
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Virat Kohli has a new admirer in Aravinda de Silva

  • The Indian skipper added one more legendary cricketer to his list of admirers when de Silva said that the Indian reminds him of the great West Indian Sir Viv Richards.
  • Silva feels that Virat has the ability to change the complexion of Indian cricket to a whole different level.
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