I’m Jason Dacey our top stories from the world of cricket today are Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul asked to explain their talk show comments, Australia make wholesale changes for tests against Sri Lanka. Pakistan recalled Mohammad Amir for ODIs vs. South Africa and lastly Albie Morkel retires from all forms of cricket. The Committee of administration which is overseeing the functioning of the BCCI has issued show-cause notices to Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul seeking an explanation for comments they made on a TV show recently. Pandya and Rahul appeared on an episode of Koffee with Karan a popular talk show where the duo were asked several questions about their personal lives and relationships and Pandya’s replies in particular came in for plenty of criticism.
This followed closely on the heels of Pandya posting an apology on his Instagram feed for his comments which had attracted widespread social media backlash for their perceived misogyny, sexism and racism Australia make wholesale changes to their test squad that will face Sri Lanka at home in a to match Test series Australia have handed a maiden test call up to 20 year old Will Pucovski along with a recall for Joe Burns and Matt Renshaw amid the banning shake up suggesting another reshuffle at the top of the order the bowling attack which came under pressure during the final test against India remains unchanged.
The Marsh brothers along with Aaron Finch and Peter Handscomb have been dropped from the Test squad after unconvincing displays in the recently concluded Test series against India Burns Renshaw and Pucovski will also play for the Cricket Australia 11 in the 3-day warm-up match against Sri Lanka in Hobart Fast bowler Mohammad Amir and wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan have been recalled in to Pakistan’s ODI squad for the five match series that will take place in SouthAfrica Inzamam-ul-Haq the selector for Pakistan has clarified that Junaid Khan was left out because of fitness issues while Asif Ali was dropped after scoring nine in the only ODI he played against New Zealand batsman Harris Sohail misses out from the ODI squad as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.
Seam bowling all-rounder Hussain Talat and batsman Shan Masood who are both uncapped in ODI cricket were also called up to the squad Albie Morkel, the South Africa and Titans all-rounder announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Wednesday ending a professional career that had spanned nearly 20 years Morkel played one test, 58 ODI and fifty T20i for his country scoring 1412 and picking up 77 wickets across formats. He was considered an effective force in the shorter format of cricket both at home and abroad his 91 wickets for the Chennai Super Kings – third highest wicket taker for the franchise helped him become an IPL champion with the outfit he also captained the Titans to a hat-trick of T20 titles from 2015-16 to 2017 18 don’t forget to like, share, subscribe and leave your comments in the comment section below click on the bell icon for notifications