Top Stories: Your Daily News Roundup – 4th August 2019
Hello, we’re here with the daily news roundup for Sunday (August 4). 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:
I Would’ve Bowled Away Swingers to Virat Kohli and Outswinging Yorkers to MS Dhoni: Akram:
Legendary Pakistan bowler Wasim Akram maintained that he would have opted for a ploy against two best batsmen of the contemporary cricket.
While speaking about Virat Kohli, who has struggled on the outside off-channel, Akram reiterated that he would’ve opted to bowl away swingers from around the wicket to the top-order batsman stating if there would have been any hint of reversing the ball.
Also, for MS Dhoni, Akram stated that he would’ve gone on to bowl outswing yorkers to Dhoni to tackle the prolific batsman.
South Africa Releases Ottis Gibson From Head Coach Role:
In 2017, Windies veteran Ottis Gibson had joined South Africa as a chief coach. However, Cricket South Africa (CSA) released him after Proteas’ 2019 World Cup campaign.
Earlier, Gibson had enjoyed two spells with England as a bowling coach. Now, he alongside Mickey Arthur is being tipped to replace incumbent English coach Trevor Bayliss.
Meanwhile, Gibson’s contract was set to culminate in September, this year.
Cricket South Africa Lays New Structures For its Betterment:
Cricket South Africa (CSA) had been mulling for a change for so long, and now, the board has come up with the reforms to ensure things running smoothly owing to the administration and cricketing structure.
Interestingly, the team manager will pick the coaching staff apart from the captains.
Meanwhile, The Board of Directors had approved the dynamic structure during its detailed meeting. Also, the appointment of Director of Cricket will fall under this category.
The CSA Chief Executive Thabang Moroe reiterated that it would ‘herald’ a change.
Besides, the CSA believes it will prove as greater accountability for the South Africans in a nutshell.
Ajinkya Rahane Opens Up on Number Four Spot:
Virat Kohli’s Test deputy Ajinkya Rahane who’s concurrently training under veteran Rahul Dravid at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru had recently opened up on his favourite batting position.
Recently, the top-order batsman has attended the annual awards of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) where the No. 4 discussion cropped up.
Also, Rahane during the awards ceremony said it’s also his favourite position.
Steven Smith Second Quickest to Slam Most Test Tons in Fewer Innings:
Australian ace batsman Steven Smith, who is making a comeback to Test cricket after 16-odd months, had been remarkable with the bat.
In the ongoing Ashes opener at Edgbaston, Smith had recorded back-to-back centuries to achieve a milestone.
The right-handed batsman Smith has become overall second to register 25 Test tons in a few innings (119) after Don Bradman’s 69 innings. In his last 10 Ashes innings, Smith had slammed six tons.
Earlier, Virat Kohli had registered most Test tons in 115 innings.
J&K Team Mentor-Cum-Player Irfan Pathan Asked to Leave Kashmir:
With uncertainty gripping Kashmir valley, overlooked Team India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has been requested alongside other staff members to leave Kashmir region at the earliest.
Earlier, India’s security advisory had asked the tourists and Amarnath Yatris to return homes following a security threat.
Tahir Ibn Manzoor