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

Here are the top headlines of the day

Umar Akmal
Umar Akmal of Pakistan. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Indian team has a chance to become No. 1 in all formats

  • Virat Kohli led Team India has a great chance to reach at the top of the rankings across all the formats of the game by the end of their home season.
  •  The cricketing fraternity is showering praises on the team and the former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar believes that they have the potential to go down as the best ever.
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Umar Akmal banned for 3 games, slapped with a fine

  • Controversial Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal received bad news on Thursday as the PCB decided to ban him for 3 matches following his altercation with head coach Mickey Arthur.
  •  He was also slapped with a Rs 10 lac fine. The final reprimand, and probably the worst was that Akmal will not be granted with an NOC to appear in any of the international T20 leagues going around the world, according to the PCB Press Release.
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Mutual admiration society between Brad Hogg and Kuldeep Yadav

  • Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg has revealed that he has been sharing his experience with fellow chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav. Both spinners were a part of Kolkata Knight Riders for a couple of years where they developed a close bond.
  • Hogg, who is a part of the commentary panel for the series, didn’t open about what inputs he has been sharing with the young spinner as he preferred personal bonding over national allegiance.
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David Warner becomes first Australian to score a century in his 100th ODI

  • David Warner made his 100th ODI game a memorable one by scoring his 14th century in this format during the 4th ODI game against India. The left-hander batsman struck a brilliant 124-run knock at one of his favourite venues, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
  • By the virtue of this century, Warner also brought an end to his run-scoring drought in this series with only 68 runs in the previous three ODIs.
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Kumar Sangakkara calls it a day on his first-class career

  • The former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has retired from the first-class cricket after playing his final game against Lancashire. He has decided to call it a day after a remarkable County season with Surrey.
  •   The legendary player has already retired from International cricket but is still playing in T20 leagues across the world. This year he was the vital cog in the Surrey line-up and played some magnificent knocks.
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Cricket South Africa end ties with Haroon Lorgat

  • In what has been a surprising news with the T20 Global League just a month away, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has ended their long association with Haroon Lorgat.
  •  The chief executive of the CSA handed over his phone and laptop to the board today morning as his relationship with the top brass reached a breaking point.
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Yasir Shah becomes the second quickest to 150 Test wickets

  •  He dismissed the Sri Lankan side’s vice-captain Lahiru Thirimanne early in the first morning of the opening game of the series at Abu Dhabi. With help of this wicket, the 31-year-old completed 150 wickets in his Test career.
  • Thus, Yasir became the 102nd player and only the 13th from Pakistan to complete 150 wickets in Test cricket. Yasir, who was playing in his 27th Test match, became the joint 2nd quickest to complete 150 wickets in this format.
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Bangladesh team has a fair chance to rise in the ICC Test team rankings

  • Though traditional metric is not for what an International team plays, once Bangladesh rose to the sixth position in ODI rankings, their way to approach games has changed completely, there is a lot more belief and fire in the team.
  •  Heading into the South Africa series where they will play two Tests, they have a fair chance to rise to the number eight spot in the Test team rankings. For this, all they need to do is not lose the series against South Africa.
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Unfortunate to have lost Evin Lewis at a crucial stage: Jason Holder

  • West Indies team seemed to be cruising with Evin Lewis going great guns. His record shattering ton saw the Windies side finish with a mammoth score of 356.
  • Speaking in the post match presentation, Windies skipper Jason Holder credited the efforts of Evin Lewis. Lewis, who hit 176 off just 130 balls before getting retired hurt, was absolutely sensational to watch on the day.
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India’s attitude has been spot on: Michael Clarke

  • Former Australian captain Michael Clarke feels that the current Indian team is pretty much like the Australian team of the last decade.
  • The attitude that the players have been showing is great to watch. He mentioned that the Australian team will have to play a lot better to avoid a whitewash in the ongoing series.
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Imad Wasim denies allegations made by the mystery girl

  • Pakistani all-rounder Imad Wasim found himself in a precarious situation recently. The rising star of the Pakistan cricket was in the middle of a controversy with an Afghan-descent girl putting serious allegations against him.
  • Reportedly, the girl alleged that Imad was in a relationship with her for a month and then abandoned her.
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Cheteshwar Pujara to captain Saurashtra in Ranji Trophy opener

  • The 2017-18 Ranji season kicks off on October 6 and all teams are looking to put the best foot forward.
  •  The Saurashtra team management has named Cheteshwar Pujara as the skipper for the first match. It is known, that their regular skipper, Jaydev Shah will not take part in the first match since he is getting married.
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MS Dhoni to pen down a foreword in a book based on Indian Armed Forces

  • MS Dhoni may have retired from captaincy but he continues to be a relevant figure in the cricketing community.
  •  Now if reports are to be believed, he is expected to write a foreword to the book ‘Shoot. Die. Fly’ by Rachna Bisht Rawat. He was roped into this by Penguin Random House publications.
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