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

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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

Irfan Pathan
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Wax figure of Kapil Dev to be the latest celebrity entrant at the Madame Tussauds Delhi

  • The country is set to honour the iconic personality by adding his wax statue at the Madame Tussauds Museum, New Delhi.
  • Apart from the statue of the cricketer being placed, there would be a special dedicated area for the fans where they will get a chance to test their cricket skills.
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Glenn Maxwell and Axar Patel have the best boundary awareness: R Sridhar

  • He made special mention of the fielding abilities of Glenn Maxwell and Axar Patel.
  • Sridhar rated Ishant as a very safe fielder and mentioned that Saha as a very obedient student.
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It’s not easy to remain consistent in the shortest format of the game: Manan Vohra

  • We don’t have much balls to get our eye in: Vohra
  • It’s very important that we just keep backing ourselves in whatever situation we are in, he reckons.
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Don’t think oppositions have worked Rashid out, he’s a great find for us: Tom Moody

  • Sunrisers coach Tom Moody was full of praises for the young leg-spinner.
  • He is a terrific find for us and he is great for the tournament for a number of reasons: Moody.
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ICC World XI scheduled to visit Pakistan in September to play three T20s

  • The bigwigs of Cricket has agreed on sending a World XI to Pakistan for competing in a 3 match T20 series later in the year.
  • Ever since the militant attack on the Sri Lankan team way back in 2009, no team has travelled to Pakistan except Zimbabwe.
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The next 9 days will decide whether DD can make a turnaround or not: Zaheer Khan

  • With 4 losses in 6 games, Delhi is languishing in the 7th position in the points table.
  • We need a winning momentum. In the next nine days, we are playing five matches. It is a very important phase: Zaheer.
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Would not strive for extra pace at the expense of swing, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar

  • “This was a turning point for me, you cannot afford to lose the swing,” says Bhuvi.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar has claimed the most number of wickets in the IPL this season, with 16 wickets in seven innings.
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Pakistan’s Khurram Manzoor fined his match fee for using foul language

  • Khurram Manzoor, Pakistan Test cricketer, was fined 50% of his match fee for violating the disciplinary code of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
  • He allegedly used immoral words and made offensive gestures towards Zafar Gohar, a bowler of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa team.
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England players to leave IPL mid-way, few to stay

  • Big IPL stars Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes are set to miss the Ireland ODI series in order to play in the IPL.
  • Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings and Jason Roy will depart home to take part in the series against Ireland.
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ICC looking to revive international cricket in Pakistan, talks security and budget

  • ICC is considering staging a T20 series involving a World XI team in Pakistan.
  • Following the attack on the touring Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009, no international cricketing nation apart from Zimbabwe has visited Pakistan.
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Irfan Pathan will come good for Gujarat Lions, says CEO

  • Gujarat Lion’s chief executive Arvinder Singh feels that the all-rounder has the right amount of experience and the required talent to see the franchise out of trouble.
  • He expects Irfan to perform and is confident that Gujarat can still make it to the top four.
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Brendon McCullum says he will continue playing IPL as long as his body permits

  • McCullum revealed about his future in IPL and what he wishes to do once he is done with the game as a player.
  • McCullum set the tournament ablaze in 2008 when he smashed a scintillating 158 in the very first match of the history of IPL.
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Kuldeep Yadav admits being nervous while bowling to MS Dhoni

  • The left-arm spinner admitted that he was a bit nervous while bowling to Dhoni but at the same time was happy to have picked up his wicket.
  • Kuldeep also spoke about the importance of playing the whole domestic season.
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Ravindra Jadeja lifts the lid on what Virat told him after he shaved his beard

  • Jadeja revealed what exactly Kohli told him during that funny conversation.
  • The current crop of Indian players has been sporting the bearded look for a long time now.
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BCCI to think over their Champions Trophy pullout, to call for SGM meeting

  • India’s participation in the Champions Trophy still doubtful.
  • The ongoing tiff between takes a new turn as BCCI has called for a Special General Meeting.
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Pandya brothers – “we keep pulling each other’s legs”

  • They revealed that the two do all things siblings do, fight, pull each other’s legs, get tensed when the other is playing a big game.
  • The Pandya brothers have been performing exceptionally well this season of the Indian Premier League.
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Robin Uthappa’s coach reveals what helped him score big against Pune

  • “My job is to be the mirror for Uthappa and that is why sometimes I have to think out of the box,” Amre said.
  • The reason behind his current strike rate of 165.85, is his new stance which lets him attack more freely.
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Getting a thrashing at the hands of Dhoni will help me become a better bowler: Siddharth Kaul

  • After the incredible match, Kaul was in for a surprise as Dhoni walked up to him and lauded him for his effort.
  • Pune required 15 of the final over and Dhoni finished it off with a boundary off the final ball of the match.
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IPL 10: Indian selectors opt to skip IPL action

  • They are rather keen on focusing on the domestic tournaments to pick players for the future.
  • The national selectors of Indian cricket team have decided to skip the T20 carnival this month.
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Katrina Kaif reveals the name of her favourite cricketer

  • Katrina Kaif finally revealed her favourite cricketer and it is none other than the Great Wall of Indian cricket, Rahul Dravid.
  • Kat disclosed that she has not spoken much to the legendary batsman.
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Doug Bracewell accepts drunk driving charge levelled against him

  • “I made a massive mistake by driving that evening and apologise unreservedly for my actions,” Bracewell said on Thursday.
  • “This was no-one’s fault but my own; I take full responsibility, and I’m deeply embarrassed to have let down so many people,” he said.
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Robin Uthappa believes his turn to play for Indian will come again

  • His dream is to make a comeback to the national side and he believes he will don the India jersey again soon.
  • It is important to keep performing and I have been doing that. The dream is to play for India again and represent the country in Test matches: Uthappa.
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IPL 10: Ajinkya Rahane credits KKR for playing better cricket

  • Ajinkya Rahane commended the KKR team for coming up with a better show in the match.
  • He admitted that the dropped catches cost them the match.
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India spinner Harbhajan Singh wishes his daughter to see him play international cricket

  • Harbhajan is keen to represent India for the upcoming Champions Trophy in the UK.
  • With his daughter being a bit older now, Bhajji wants her to see him play international cricket.
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IPL 10: Marlon Samuels to join Delhi Daredevils as replacement of Quinton de Kock

  • The Delhi Daredevils have roped in the services of veteran West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels for the remainder of the Indian Premier League 2017.
  • The South African promising star had to bow out of the tournament prior to the commencement of the tournament this year.
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Brad Haddin not surprised by axing of James Faulkner

  • “James is a competitor in his own right, he’ll go away and work on what he needs to,” he quoted.
  • The 15-man squad was announced a day after some of the big names of Australian cricket were axed from the central contracts of the Cricket Australia.
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Pakistan tour of Bangladesh called off

  • Pakistan’s scheduled tour of Bangladesh in July and August is indefinitely postponed said Shaharyar Khan.
  • They were scheduled to play two Tests, three ODIs and a T20 in Bangladesh.
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I gel well off the field with Buttler, enjoy batting with him in the middle: Parthiv Patel

  • Patel spoke about Buttler’s attacking instincts as a batsman, terming him the most destructive batsman he has ever seen.
  • Both happen to be wicket-keeping batsmen and like to play their shots early in the innings.
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Greg Chappell didn’t ruin my career: Irfan Pathan

  • I know a lot of people said Greg Chappell ruined my career which is not true. No one can ruin anyone’s career: Pathan.
  • Pathan is all set to take part in the ongoing IPL after being left out at the actions.
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Robin Uthappa equals MS Dhoni’s IPL record

  • Uthappa recorded three stumpings which equalled the record for the most stumpings in a game in the IPL.
  • He joins MS Dhoni on top of the list, who did it twice in his IPL career – once in 2010 and the other in 2011 – both against KKR.
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