Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

All the latest news from the fraternity that hogged the limelight.

Shane Watson
Shane Watson plays a shot. (Photo Source: Twitter)

IPL 2018: Shane Watson adjudged more ‘impactful’ than Virat Kohli

  • Watson currently has 175 runs to his name in 4 matches at a strike rate of 176.77. Following his average stints in the 2017 edition of the tournament, most franchises had been reluctant to draft in the 36-year-old batting all-rounder into their respective sides.
  • It was the CSK side, who’ve returned to the IPL after a two year-long hiatus, that chose to rope in Watson’s services.
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IPL 2018: Match 18, KKR vs KXIP – Who Said What

  • Chris Lynn finally came to the party on the day as he looked in the mood to take the game away from the visitors and KKR threatened to score more than 200 comfortably. He was well supported by Robin Uthappa and Dinesh Karthik during the course of the innings.
  • But KXIP came back well in the death overs thanks to some brilliant bowling by Andrew Tye who conceded only 6 runs in his last couple of overs.
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Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar talks about his improvement with the ball

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one of the most valuable players in India. He has proved himself in all three formats of the game for the ‘ men in blue’.
  • He has been contributing with both bat and ball over the years for India. He has done brilliantly for his franchise, Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last few seasons of the IPL.
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Wanted to repay the faith CSK showed in me: Shane Watson

  • Chennai Super Kings won the first two matches after making a comeback in the IPL after a two-year wait.
  • They lost the third match against KXIP in spite of heroics of their captain, MS Dhoni. CSK needed their top order to perform against Rajasthan Royal and Shane Watson did give them a flying start.
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Gautam Gambhir wonders how things would’ve panned out for RCB if they had Chris Gayle

  • Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir, who is currently captaining the Delhi Daredevils, talked about the potential strength of the RCB lineup had they retained Gayle.
  • Moreover, he also praised the Windies cricketer for the stupendous knocks in a column for the Times of India.
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IPL 2018: Kapil Dev claims leg spinners are the mantra to success

  •  Another young leg-spinner, Rahul Tewatia has been brilliant for Delhi Daredevils this season.
  • Kapil Dev believes that wrist spinners have stolen the thunder from other bowlers as they have become the most prized asset.
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IPL is no match to Big Time College Sports in terms of finances

  • IPL has brought a lot of money to the game, which is outrageous when compared to other cricket leagues in the world.
  • These financial figures are phenomenal in this particular sport, but they seem peanuts when compared to the other sporting leagues.
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IPL 2018: Shakib Al Hasan believes batting is not a concern for Sunrisers

  • There were murmurs that SRH will struggle in IPL this season as they would miss services of their captain, David Warner
  • . But the Hyderabad outfit has proved their doubters wrong by winning 3 of their first four matches in the IPL. SRH’s premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan believes that peaking at the right moment is the key to winning the IPL.
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Delhi Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings set to suffer huge losses

  • The tensions in Chennai due to Cauvery dispute forced the BCCI to shift the IPL matches out of Chennai. The board decided to shift all the home matches of the CSK from Chennai to Pune.
  • This move has hurt CSK as they are set to lose out on home advantage, while they would also take a hit of 3 crores on their revenues.
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IPL 2018: A joyous Gautam Gambhir following the gestures for fans

  • CSK organized an entire train by the name of Whistlepodu Express for the fans in order for them to witness their home-games in Pune.
  • Prior to that, the home venue of the franchise was changed from the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai to the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune.
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Chris Woakes endorses Virat Kohli’s participation in the County Championships

  • India will be touring England to play 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 5 Test matches in a long trip, which is scheduled between July 3 to September 7.
  • Woakes revealed that it is the decision of county teams whether to sign Indian players before the upcoming series against them.
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Umar Akmal pledges to make Pakistan team comeback

  • When Umar Akmal forayed into international cricket, he was regarded as one of most sparkling talents Pakistan has ever produced.
  • Subsequently, played some scintillating knocks which made the headlines. However, inconsistency marred his career and he gradually went out of contention for a berth in the Pakistan national team.
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Faheem Ashraf excited after being called up to the Pakistan Test squad

  • The PCB recently announced a 16-man squad to face Ireland and England. They picked 4 uncapped players in the squad including Faheem Ashraf.
  • The 24-year-old bowler seemed to be very happy about his inclusion and revealed that it was his dream to play Test cricket.
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IPL 2018: Chris Woakes is feeling positive about rest of the tournament

  • Royal Challengers Banglore have a star-studded line-up, but they have got off to a poor start in the tournament. RCB who finished with the wooden spoon last year, have only won one of the first four matches in the tournament.
  • England all-rounder, Chris Woakes believes that the best of the RCB is yet to come,  and they can make a comeback in the tournament.
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David Warner is missing cricket more than ever

  • David Warner is considered to one of the chief conspirators in the ball tampering scandal in the third Test of the Test series in South Africa.
  • The Australian vice-captain was banned for 1 year along with the captain Steve Smith who got the same punishment for masterminding the conspiracy.
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No Day-Night Test for India against Windies and Australia

  • Ever since, every team has participated, barring India and Bangladesh and India, have plied their trade with the pink ball under the lights.
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have been skeptical surrounding the feasibility of the format.
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Sachin Tendulkar is a perfect choice for the role of Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch

  • Former legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is one of the most celebrated and admired sportsman that the entire world has ever come across.
  • His humble and honest attitude towards the game of cricket and also in his personal life is not only regarded and followed in India, but also by his fans and supporters in all parts of the world.
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IPL 2018: Jacques Kallis terms one KKR batsman as ‘WoW’

  • Kolkata Knight Riders are currently second on the points table with three wins and two defeats in the five games they played so far.
  • Their upcoming game against the explosive Kings XI Punjab will be an exciting game for the fans. The form Chris Gayle is in puts KXIP as the favourite of today’s game.
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Bowling leg-breaks won’t help Ravi Ashwin, England series to decide his Test future: BCCI Source

  • With chances to make a comeback in the national side looking grim, 31-year-old offspinner Ashwin surprised everyone when he tried to bowl the leg-breaks during the domestic season which he continues to bowl in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League.
  • However, according to an anonymous person who is close to the BCCI and the matters of selection, the trait is not going to help the bowler make a comeback.
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