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Hello, we’re here with the daily news roundup for Monday (July 29). Here’re some of the top news stories that subsequently grabbed eyeballs around the world.
Let’s have a look at what is taking place in the cricketing world:
SLC Dedicates SL-Ban Last ODI to Nuwan Kulasekara:
The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has dedicated the third and final ODI to their star bowler Nuwan Kulasekara.
Known for his ‘banana swing’, Kulasekara will be felicitated during final ODI of Sri Lanka-Bangladesh series on July 31st at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Kulasekara, who made his ODI debut in 2003, had represented Sri Lanka in 184 ODIs. He had bagged 199 wickets at an average of 4.9.
Also, he had snared 66 wickets in 58 T20Is.
Kulasekara had recently announced his retirement from the international cricket.
India Are Fancying Chances at ICC World Test Championship: Virat Kohli
Team India skipper Virat Kohli maintained that they’re keen to partake in the ICC World Test Championship. The inaugural edition based on a two-year circle will commence from August 1st when England will take on Australia in the Ashes opener at Edgbaston.
Kohli further stated that the championship will ‘add context’ to the five-day format.
With Kohli deeming the traditional format as ‘challenging’, he added that they are happy with the way they’ve had delivered while donning whites for India.
Viv Richards Expects Windies to Give Tough Time to India:
By going Windies’ form, legendary batsman Viv Richards is optimistic that the host Windies will play high-quality cricket–to give a tough competition to visiting India.
India is set to play three T20Is, as many ODIs and two-match Test series.
The series will get underway with the first T20I at Lauderhill in Florida on August 3.
Dhruv Jurel to lead India Under-19 in the 2019 Youth Asia Cup:
The All-India Junior Selection Committee on Monday (July 19) had announced the India colts’ squad for the upcoming Youth Asia Cup.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka will host the competition between September 3 and 15.
The selection committee had met in the United Kingdom (UK) to reveal the 15-man squad led by wicketkeeper-batsman, Dhruv Chand Jurel.
Josh Hazlewood Reckons Jason Roy Would Find it Difficult in the Test arena:
The Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood is keen to see how Jason Roy will adapt in the Test fold. Recently, Roy had made his Test debut in the four-day match against Ireland at Lord’s.
The right-handed batsman Hazlewood said on the lines of an aggressive brand of cricket.
Furthermore, he conceded that it is hard to play attacking cricket in challenging conditions like England.
England-Australia will face-off in the first Ashes Tests at Edgbaston on August 1st.
Pravin Amre Applies as India’s Batting Coach:
Former Team India batsman Pravin Amre has recently applied for India’s batting coach. The seasoned coach had a good record in the domestic fold. Concurrently, he is serving as a batting consultant for the USA cricket.
Meanwhile, the BCCI had already set the deadline as 30th of July for the head coach and support staff applications.
Recently, batting coach Sanjay Bangar has been criticised for the recent results.