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

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

Top headlines and news stories of the day.

Virat Kohli & Steve Smith News
Virat Kohli & Steve Smith. (Photo Source: Twitter)

James Anderson reveals his favourite cricketer between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith

  • Steve Smith and Virat Kohli have been fulcrums of their respective sides. Both have racked up runs at will and are currently the holders of a plethora of records.
  • Kohli made his debut back in 2008 and hasn’t looked back ever since.
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Three international Tests were fixed by bookmakers, claims a sting investigation

  • In the last couple of years, at least three international Test matches, featuring the Indian cricket team have been fixed, claims a recent investigative sting operation carried out by Doha based TV channel Al Jazeera.
  • The operation was spearheaded by journalist David Harrison, who posed in front of the accused culprits as a businessman interested in bookmaking and fixing international matches.
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Andy Flower feels that IPL is a detriment to a player’s growth in first class cricket

  • Prior to the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL), a handful of English cricketers participated in the cash-rich tournament.
  • However, the trends have changed from last time around when quite a few cricketers from the nation were drafted in by different franchises.
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Pakistan International Airlines blames system glitch for non-payment of salaries to players

  • In the past, we have seen that non-payment of salaries to players have created very big issues for the national cricket board.
  • Players expect their salaries to be paid duly and on time for their services to the nation.
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Stephen Fleming reckons Ambati Rayudu would be the key player in IPL Final

  • The Indian Premier League is all set to witness the last match of the season. After several nail-biting finishes and exciting cricket matches, it is down to just two teams.
  • The Chennai Super Kings will be facing the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Grand finale.
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IPL 2018: MS Dhoni impressed with young Indian pacers in this season

  • The eleventh season has come to an end with CSK and SRH all set to fight for the trophy in the big final. IPL has always been a great platform for youngsters and this season is no different.
  • In almost every match, a young Indian rose to the occasion and grabbed all the limelight despite the presence of many International cricketers.
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IPL 2018: MS Dhoni reveals his biggest regret of this season

  • Coming back into the league after two years, Chennai Super Kings have done so well this season.
  • Though they were criticized for their selection in the auction, their performance did all the talking.
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IPL 2018: I don’t want to retire now, confesses Harbhajan Singh

  • There was a time when Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble working in tandem would give sleepless nights to the opponents, they were that lethal.
  • Harbhajan might be a discarded Indian cricketer right now, but he will always remain as one of the all-time greats of this country.
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IPL 2018: No amount of praise is enough for MS Dhoni, says Kris Srikkanth

  • Former Indian cricketer Kris Srikkanth feels that the reason why Chennai Super Kings has been so consistently successful is that they perform as a whole team instead of depending on individual players to save the day.
  • After coming back from the two-year ban, the team management focused on rebuilding the team, and at the centre of it was the iconic trio of skipper MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja.
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BCCI to take action only after ICC ends its probe on the pitch-fixing sting

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to wait for the report of the ICC’s probe over the recent revelations regarding the pitch-fixing.
  • According to the footages released by the Doha based channel Al Jazeera, the three Test matches involving India are under the scanner.
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It is very tough to swallow the hard-fought loss against Sunrisers: Jacques Kallis

  • The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) suffered a heartbreaking loss against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the second qualifier at the Eden Gardens, which also brought an end to their sensational campaign in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018.
  • Not many believed in the KKR franchise and that they would come this far in the competition after they made some questionable decisions in the auction and with the appointment of a new skipper in Dinesh Karthik.
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Former English captains unhappy with Joe Root’s tactics in the 1st Test

  • Joe Root and his English contingent are under the pump against a spirited Pakistan side, that out-witted them across every department of the game.
  • Root once again failed to convert a fifty into a hundred, leaving him with the worst conversion rate amongst his other fab-four companions.
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Former Pakistan cricketer Hasan Raza in presence of spot fixers

  • Hasan Raza, the former Pakistani batsman, was the youngest Test debutant at the age of 14 years and 227 days when he played versus Zimbabwe at Faisalabad back in 1996.
  • However, he couldn’t stay put in his position for long and went out of the selectors’ radar and last represented them in whites against England at Lahore in 2005.
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Robin Morris denies match-fixing allegations on him; set to take legal action

  • Robin Morris, the former Ranji cricketer, is in the news these days as Al Jazeera has accused him of being involved in the match-fixing.
  • The cricketer, who played the game for Mumbai and Orissa between 1995 and 2007, could be seen discussing the pitch-fixing in the documentary which is said to be aired on Sunday.
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In a bid to make a national comeback, Jimmy Neesham leaves Otago and joins Wellington Firebirds

  • New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has joined Wellington Firebirds for the upcoming domestic season.
  • He left Otago after a long period of 7 years with the team and is looking for a fresh start after losing the annual contract earlier this month.
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