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.

Manish Pandey KKR
Manish Pandey. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Manish Pandey aces Yo-Yo Test seconded by Virat Kohli

  • In the recently conducted training camp at NCA, Bengaluru ahead of the Sri Lanka series, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina failed the fitness test, thereby, missing out on the flight to Lanka.
  • The test conducted goes by the name of ‘Yo-Yo’ test which is a common drill for the Australian and English player. Manish Pandey topped the test followed by Dhoni and Kohli.
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Sri Lanka v India 1st ODI 2017: Who Said What

  • The Sri Lanka vs India ODI series got underway at Dambulla today but it was a sorry story. Amidst all the excitement around the game and the hosts claiming to turn things around, they were no match for the Indian team.
  • Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl first, after a good start from the Lankan top order when India pulled things back they were out of the air.
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World eleven side will be announced in couple of days: Najam Sethi

  • The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi, has said that the names of players of the World XI side which will tour Pakistan will be announced in the next couple of days.
  • The purpose of the series is to reinstate International cricket in Pakistan which has not happened since 2009 when the Sri Lankan team was attacked by the militants.
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Two cricketers from China all set to join Peshawar Zalmi in PSL

  • It is a well-renowned fact about Pakistan and China being Allies when it comes to Global Diplomacy. China is one of the countries trying to make it big in the sport of Cricket.
  • Pakistan has taken their cordial relationship to a whole new level as they drafted in a couple of cricketers from a country not popular for producing cricketers. They would join the Peshawar Zalmis in the 2018 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
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PCB allows Mohammad Amir to return to Essex

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has allowed fast bowler Mohammad Amir to return to Essex and play against Somerset in the County Championship match, according to reports.
  • The in-form bowler has been granted permission to return to the county set up. Essex are at the top of the table in Division one, and they will be facing Somerset on August 28.
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Alastair Cook achieves best Test ranking in 3 years

  • Alastair Cook has made a strong charge on the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following a stellar performance in the day/night Test against the Windies, which England won by an innings and 209 runs at Edgbaston on Saturday.
  • Cook not only walked away with the Player of the Match award for his 243, but his fourth career double-century also earned him six points that has put him in sixth spot in the latest rankings, which were released on Sunday morning.
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MS Dhoni set to make Muralitharan’s record his own

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni is on his way to breaking his own world record when he will walk out to bat in the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Dambulla.
  • He is a record holder as wicketkeeper, batsman, captain already but this particular record is unique. As per the final playing XI announced for the first ODI, MS Dhoni is expected to bat at number 5.
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NatWest T20 Blast 2017: Quarter-final fixtures confirmed after the final league games

  • A total of 126 matches were played across the two groups with 16 of them ending without a result and three in a tie.
  • There was a lot of suspense over the teams that will make it to the final four in each group as the teams were separated not more than a couple of points prior to the last round.
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BCB XI – Australia warm up canceled

  • The warm up game between BCB XI and Australia which was scheduled to start on 22nd August has been cancelled. Australia have decided not to play the game as Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has failed to manage the ground for the encounter.
  • Steve Smith led side was supposed to play their practice match at Fatullah’s Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium. But heavy rainfall almost made the stadium a ‘pool’.
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Lalchand Rajput and Afghanistan part ways

  • The former Mumbai captain, who took charge as the head coach of the Afghan team last year, had a major part in the team’s phenomenal success on the field. But the association is set to come to an end.
  • With the association is coming to an end, the ACB are looking for a suitable candidate who will be able to build a Test squad when it makes its debut.
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Mohammad Azharuddin slams the HCA and calls it an “illegal body”

  • The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) recently received flak from former Indian skipper, Mohammad Azharuddin for not abiding by the recommendations of the Lodha Panel.
  • He also questioned the merit of the selectors and other important officials within the governing body.
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Gautam Gambhir expresses his views on MS Dhoni’s future in the team

  • MS Dhoni will be looking to silence his critics beginning with the first of five matches that will be played at Dambulla on Sunday
  • Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir feels that a player has to perform consistently in the in the run-up to the ICC 2019 World Cup in order to be included in the squad for the mega event.
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After English steamroll last night, Michael Vaughan feels the series would be sad to watch

  • Former English captain Michael Vaughan believes the ongoing series between England and West Indies would be very difficult to watch as the English bowler ran through the West Indian lineup twice in a single day.
  • Vaughan also claimed that the standards of touring sides of West Indies over the last few years have gone bad to worse.
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Sachin Tendulkar has a heartwarming message for Virat Kohli & Co.

  • The Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has a wonderful message for the Men in Blue who are currently in the island nation.
  • He has said that his best wishes are always with the team and will continue to support even if the team’s performance doesn’t meet the expectations all the time.
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Ian Chappell desires BCCI’s participation in saving Test Cricket

  • Former Australian cricketer and cricket analyst/ commentator urged Indian Cricket to host Day-Night Test Cricket in order to save the future of the longest format of the game.
  • He accused BCCI of lacking leadership due to the existing turmoil in the top sphere of the board. Chappell advised the Board that Day Night Test matches might turn into boon in the present scenario of the Board.
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Gautam Gambhir gives his opinion about the selection call on Yuvraj Singh

  • Out of favour Indian opener, Gautam Gambhir believes that it will be difficult for veteran all-rounder Yuvraj Singh to make a comeback into the national side.
  • Gautam Gambhir feels that rest is not the right term to be used for someone making a comeback into the side.
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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma spend quality time in Island Nation

  • Indian cricketers enjoyed a bit of break before taking on Sri Lanka in the whites. Which means that the ODI specialists take guard today with the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni in action.
  • The pictures which viral on various Virat Kohli fan pages along with Anushka came after the disturbing video he shared yesterday which professed the essence of sparing the rod and saving the child.
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