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Live Cricket Blog: India’s Mohammed Siraj continues impressive red-ball form

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Sport360 staff 2018/09/03

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10:00pm – India’s Mohammed Siraj continues impressive red-ball run

India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj has been in sensational form with the red ball this season. He has consistently been among the top wicket-takers in the domestic circuit and also in international matches with the ‘A’ team. The Hyderabad pacer is quickly gaining a reputation as a long-term Test prospect and he strengthened that belief with another super effort against Australia ‘A’.

Read more on Siraj’s latest performance against Australia ‘A’ here.

Siraj picked up 8-59 in the first unofficial Test at Bengaluru.

9:00pm – Alastair Cook tributes keep pouring in

Former and current players including the legendary Sachin Tendulkar have all paid their tributes to Alastair Cook after the England opener announced his intentions to retire from international cricket.

As the opening batsman gets ready to wind down his England career, we have compiled a list of five career options he could take to following his retirement. The left-hander’s time with England has coincided with some of the best Test players produced by the country. Find out who makes the cut in England’s best Test XI in the Alastair Cook era here.

Cook has had some illustrious teammates over the years.

8:00pm – Virat Kohli frustrated with India’s inability to finish the job

Virat Kohli lauded the intensity shown by his men in the fourth Test against England at Southampton but the India skipper believes it is imperative for his side to learn the art of finishing the job.

Read what the India skipper had to say about his side’s overseas woes here. To watch the video, click here.

Kohli’s men were unable to salvage the series against England.

7:00pm – Hasan Ali beats Virat Kohli’s fitness score

Pakistan players underwent fitness tests during their ongoing training camp in Lahore and according to reports, 17 out of the 18 members passed the Yo-Yo test.

Apparently, fast bowler Hasan Ali had the highest score of 20 which makes him one of the fittest cricketers not only in the subcontinent but also world cricket.

Read how the Pakistan pacer’s scores compare to that of Virat Kohli here.

Acing the Yo-Yo Test: Hasan Ali.

6:00pm – Mentor Graham Gooch pays glowing tribute to Alastair Cook

Graham Gooch has paid tribute to Alastair Cook as “the rock of England‘s batting” and a “great person as well as a great cricketer”.

Cook, who has announced his impending international retirement after this week’s Oval Test, was Gooch’s protege who went on to far surpass even his revered mentor’s record run-making achievements.

Read what Gooch had to say on his protege here.

Gooch has played a vital role in shaping Cook’s career.

 

5:00pm – Pakistan’s Imad Wasim fails Yo-Yo Test

Pakistan left-arm spinning all-rounder Imad Wasim failed to pass the fitness test on Monday and will give another attempt on Tuesday, according to reports from Pakistan.

Read more on this developing story here.

Another Yo-Yo fitness test beckons for Imad Wasim.

 

3:00pm- Alastair Cook to retire after Test series against India

England’s all-time record run-scorer Alastair Cook will retire from international cricket after this week’s Oval Test.

Cook, who has made 12,254 runs in a 160-Test career over the past 12 years, issued a statement on Monday confirming the news.

Read more on it here.

Time to call it a day: Alastair Cook.

1:00pm – Virat Kohli leads run-scoring charts in England-India series

Sports360’s Stuart Appleby takes a look at some of the numbers from the four Tests so far between England and India. India skipper Virat Kohli is currently leading the run-scoring charts in the series with 544 runs in eight innings at an average of 68.

Read more on those stats more here.

Virat Kohli has scored 544 runs so far in the series.

11:00am – UAE becoming the centre of the cricketing universe

The UAE is set to become the centre of the cricket universe over the next six months with five different T20 tournaments, a T10 tournament, the Asia Cup and the Australia-Pakistan series taking over cricket pitches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

Read about the jam-packed cricket schedule in the UAE here.

Luke Ronchi batting for the Punjabi Legends in last year’s T10 League.

 

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