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

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

West Indies World T20 news
MUMBAI, INDIA – MARCH 16 : Andre Russell of the West Indies celebrates the wicket of Jason Roy of England during the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 match between West Indies and England at the Wankhede stadium on March 16, 2016 in MUMBAI, INdia. (Photo by Pal Pillai/IDI via Getty Images)

WI announce team for tri-series, many senior players ignored :

  • West Indies have announced their 14 member squad for the upcoming high-profile tri-series against Australia and South Africa.
  • Despite the team management’s insistence that it will work out the problems with the senior players, senior players including Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy, and Chris Gayle have been ignored by the selectors. However, Keiron Pollard and Sunil Narine make their comebacks.
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Ashish Nehra ruled out of IPL :

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad has been dealt with a huge blow just ahead of two crucial games which could decide their fate of making it to the playoffs as 37-year-old Ashish Nehra has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury.
  • The player has torn his hamstring tendon, which generally requires a long time for complete recovery.
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Gautham Gambhir faces disciplinary action for  misbehavior :

  • Gautham Gambhir is famous for his infamous temper and aggression on the field, and it is likely that it could once again come to haunt the KKR Captain.
  • During RCB’s victory against RCB at the Eden Gardens, an incident occurred wherein Gambhir forcefully threw the ball at the non-striker’s end, which could have meant as an act of unnecessary aggression. Reports emerge that Gambhir could be fined for the incident, which could make it his second disciplinary action for the season.
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Aaron Finch appreciates Kohli’s imperious form in a humorous post :

  •  The cricketing world was left in awe after witnessing yet another spectacular knock from Virat Kohli. Tributes poured from all around the cricket world for a performance which single-handedly broke KXIP’s resolve.
  • Australian opener Aaron Finch appreciated Kohli for his knock in his own way, by requesting him in a post not to embarrass the cricketers around by making batting look simple.
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Johnson calls ABD the toughest batsman he has bowled   to :

  • Mitchell Johnson is not a sort of a bowler who just bows down and take it when things are going against you. The left arm pacer known for his fierce aggression and pace during his international playing days, calls AB De Villers as the toughest batsman he has bowled to. The duo had various battles during the past decade, and have never failed to entertain the fans with high-quality cricket action.
  • “AB de Villiers was the guy who really stood out for me. AB was a guy that was above everyone else for a long period; just how calm he was, he had all the shots.” Johnson told in an interview earlier today.
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Harbhajan suggests Dravid, Zaheer for Indian coaching posts :

  • Harbhajan Singh has given his views on whom should take up the top job for India, as he suggests the names of his former teammates Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan for the posts of the Indian Head Coach and Bowling Coach respectively.
  • “If you ask me, then I would like to see Rahul Dravid as India coach and Zaheer Khan as our bowling coach. I believe they can make a difference with their experience. But this is my opinion. There are people who will decide on this matter,” Harbhajan told media persons during a promotional event earlier today.
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Yes, I’m confident of a Test comeback: Naman Ojha

  • Naman Ojha has been one of the most consistent wicket-keeper batsman in the Indian domestic circuit. With the competition for the post of Wicket-keeper in Tests still open due to Saha’s shortfalls with the bat, Ojha is confident about making it into the team once again.
  • “Yes, I’m confident of a Test comeback, definitely. I’ve played one Test in Sri Lanka, and I’ve done really well in that. I got a crucial partnership with the bat and did very good behind the stumps as well. I took some good catches at crucial times. So I’m very confident that with my form in this IPL with the gloves” said Ojha, in an interview.
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We haven’t done that so it would be a blind eye going into it: Vernon Philander

  • With Day Night test involving Australia and South Africa being an almost certainty, many of the South African players share the sentiments of AB De Villers as far as playing under the lights is concerned. The latest to come out to show his concerns to play under the light is South African seamer Vernon Philander.
  • “If you are going there, you need to have experimented on the domestic front. We haven’t done that so it would be a total blind eye going into it. I would like to have experimented before you actually go and do it,” said Vernon, expressing his concerns over lack of required practice under the lights before trying it out.
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Bowlers have played a big part: Yuzvendra Chahal

  • While Virat Kohli took the spotlight following a breath-taking century, it was RCB’s Yuzvendra Chahal who finished off the job for the home team, who took a 4-fer to crush KXIP’s chances to savage some pride from the match. Talking to the press following the match, Chahal credited the unsung heroes of RCB for their remarkable turn-around to come within the brink of a play-off spot.
  • “In last two games, the bowlers have done the really good job because in earlier games bowling was the concern and we were facing combination problems too. Now, the combination is right and bowlers are bowling in right areas. We have improved our bowling and erased the tag of having a weak bowling lineup,” Chahal told reporters at the post-match press conference.
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