Top Five Cricket Headlines of the Day

Updated: 12 January 2015 20:31 IST

The forthcoming World Cup and India's recent Test series against Australia continue to grab headlines in the cricket world.

Top Five Cricket Headlines of the Day
File Photo: Clarke gets treatment after an old back problem flared up during the Adelaide Test. © AP

Michael Clarke's race against time to get fit for next month's World Cup continues to grab media attention in the cricket world. Chris Gayle is in the news again after his stunning knock fashioned a record T20 international chase against South Africa in Johannesburg. Here's a glimpse of what's making news.

MICHAEL CLARKE FACES FITNESS DEADLINE FOR WORLD CUP

Australian selector Rod Marsh has said that the skipper Michael Clarke needs to take on the role of an all-rounder in the upcoming World Cup. His ability to bowl will be one of the key components of the fitness Test on February 21.

GAYLE UNHAPPY WITH WORLD CUP SELECTION

Chris Gayle blasts the West Indian selectors for dropping Kieron Pollard and Dwyane Bravo. The Jamaican says he wanted to win the series vs South Africa to show the selectors that the current team is the best.

MOHAMMAD AMIR WON'T BE FAST TRACKED TO CRICKET

Pakistan Cricket Board says they will put Mohammad Amir under assessment of senior players. The tainted pacer's ban ends in September. His return to international cricket will depend on the feedback PCB has from cricketers and officials

KUMBLE COMES OUT IN SUPPORT OF INDIAN BOWLERS

Anil Kumble says that the Indian team does not lack talent and some of the criticisms the bowlers drew after the Australian tour up were unfair. He says the team management needs to think out of the box and pick the four best bowlers to take 20 wickets.

VIRAT MEETS FEDERER

Virat Kohli enjoyed a rare fan moment during a meeting with Roger Federer. The Indian captain tweeted a picture of him with Fedex saying, "A Day I'll never forget. Greatness on and off the court. @rogerfederer Absolute legend"

Topics : Michael Clarke Virat Kohli Mohammad Amir Chris Gayle Anil Kumble Cricket
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