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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli is confident they have a replacement for Hardik Pandya in the squad

  • Team India is on a high after winning a Test series in Australia for the first time in history. Virat Kohli and his men are now set to take on Australia in a 3-match ODI series.
  • While India is the favourite going into the series, the prospect of missing Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul might hamper the team balance.
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Accused of raping a sleeping woman, Alex Hepburn breaks down in court

  • Worcestershire cricketer Alex Hepbrun has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently.
  • He is accused of attacking a sleeping woman after she had consensual sex with his teammate Joe Clarke.
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Matthew Wade’s selection in the Test squad affected by his batting position

  • The Australian squad for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka was announced on Wednesday, having witnessed some new faces from the humiliating series defeat to India at home.
  • Among the many returning faces, Matthew Wade’s omission from the squad has created an uproar as he struck purple patch in Sheffield Shield cricket this season.
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Mohammad Yousuf takes a dig at India’s historic series win in Australia

  • India, currently the world number one Test side, achieved what no other Asian team could achieve – winning a Test series on the Australian soil.
  • The Asian teams started touring Australia since 1948 when India visited the southern hemisphere to take on Sir Don Bradman and his men.
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Reports: Hardik Pandya apologises to MS Dhoni, head coach Ravi Shastri

  • The controversy surrounding KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya’s obnoxious remarks on talk show Koffee with Karan just refuses to die down.
  • A few days ago, Indian cricket was celebrating one of its greatest triumphs when Virat Kohli led the team to a historic Test series win in Australia.
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Zimbabwe’s Graeme Cremer takes temporary break from cricket

  • In yet another setback to Zimbabwe cricket, their former skipper Graeme Cremer has temporarily put his cricket career on hold.
  • The 32-year-old took the decision to take a break from the game citing family commitments.
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Australia vs India: Aaron Finch names the XI for the first ODI

  • The three-match ODI series between Australia and India will commence on 12 January 2019.
  • Since the selectors announced quite a different squad for the home team, there have been a lot of deliberations about their playing XI.
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It’s pretty frustrating, says Matthew Wade after being ignored for Sri Lanka Tests

  • Australia will be facing Sri Lanka in the two-match Test series after the ODIs against India.
  • The team has already picked for the series and a lot of changes were made to the squad which lost to India for the first time in 71 years.
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Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul set to leave Australia to face inquiry back home after suspension

  • Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul wouldn’t even thought in their wildest of dreams that one Koffee with Karan show will ruin their career. Not that they are in trouble for appearing in the talk show.
  • But their misogynist comments, especially the former’s, have come under the scanner and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended them.
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BCCI CoA suspends Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for their controversial comments on Koffee with Karan

  • After a lot of deliberation and speculation, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai has decided to suspend both KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya.
  • Both the cricketers were under the scanner for their controversial comments on women on the talk show Koffee with Karan.
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Australia vs India: Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul to miss Sydney ODI

  • KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya have been involved in a mini-controversy over the last few days, especially after the episode of the talk-show Koffee With Karan got aired on television and the online platforms.
  • During the show, Pandya made some sexist and misogynist remarks about women, which didn’t go down well with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by any means.
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Need to get India’s top three early: Aaron Finch

  • After a rather indifferent outing in the Test series, Australia are now scheduled to play three ODIs against India, the first of which will be played tomorrow at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
  • The Aussies had a lacklustre year in 2018 having won only a couple of matches in the 50-overs format and they would be keen to get their combinations right, especially with the World Cup coming closer.
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