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

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Adam Gilchrist calls Virat Kohli and Ashwin world class

  • Adam Gilchrist didn’t have the frame of a conventional wicketkeeper. But he went on to revolutionize the role of wicketkeeper in his playing days.
  • Being off the field now, he is busy analyzing the game. He recently termed R Ashwin and Virat Kohli as world class players.
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Ian Botham says Ben Stokes deserves every bit of his IPL pay


  • Former legendary all-rounder Ian Botham has said that Ben Stokes is worth each and every penny of £1.7 million ($2.1mn) that the all-rounder will pocket from the IPL 2017.
  • Ben Stokes has been a revelation in English cricket and was recently named as the vice captain of the Test side as well.
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Gurmehar Kaur unhappy with Sehwag tweet

  • A day after former India batsman Virender Sehwag trolled Gurmehar Kaur on twitter following the placard act which stated ‘Pakistan did not kill my dad, war killed him’, the latter recently expressed her disappointment over the negative response from the cricketer.
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Shapoor Zadran wishes to meet SRK

  • Afghanistan left-arm speedster Shapoor Zadran has expressed his desire to meet “Badshah of Bollywood” Shah Rukh Khan ever since landing in Mumbai.
  • In a recent interaction, he also praised Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni for their good wishes to the Afghanistan team.
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Ryan Harris and Matthew Elliot appointed as High-Performance Coaches

  • Former Australia cricketers Ryan Harris and Matthew Elliot have been appointed as High-Performance coaches by Cricket Australia.
  • The coaching roles of high-performance coaches focus on bringing out the maximum out of the players in terms of endurance.
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Alex Hales makes comeback

  • 28-year old Alex Hales had been in fine form in the ODI and T20I circuit before an unfortunate injury occurred during the India tour.
  • Now, he has been drafted back in the England squad for the West Indies tour.
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Virat Kohli explains what it is like playing Pakistan

  • Virat Kohli is one among those cricketers who are not just passionate about the game but also very expressive on the cricket field.
  • In a recent conversation, the Indian skipper spoke at length describing what it feels like when India takes on Pakistan.
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PSL knockouts to have DRS

  • The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been an outstanding enterprise for cricket this year with a number of international stars rubbing shoulders in the season.
  • Now, the Decision Review System or the DRS is all set to make T20 debut with the PSL knockouts fixtures.
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Ricky Ponting comes up with suggestions for Steve Smith

  • Australian captain Steve Smith might have a young team in his hands but managed to beat the No.1 team in their own backyard overpowering the hosts.
  • Now, former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has come up with some key inputs for current skipper Steve Smith on how to become the greatest ever.
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Harbhajan hopes for sporting track at Bengaluru

  • Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh hopes that the curators will prepare a sporting pitch for the second Test between India and Australia scheduled to be played at Bengaluru on March 4.
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Starc expects Virat Kohli to come all guns blazing

  • Australian speedster Mitchell Starc might have won the opening battle with Team India captain Virat Kohli but the fast bowler feels that Kohli will come back hard in the matches to follow.
  • He expects the Indian team to bounce back with skipper Virat Kohli coming all guns blazing.
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AB de Villiers enjoying captaincy

  • Proteas limited-overs captain AB de Villiers feels that he has developed a foresight as a captain which will help South Africa to become a superpower in the world of cricket over the next few years.
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Match referee rates Pune pitch as poor

  • The Test match at Pune saw Australia win by a massive 333 runs. But what was more interesting is that the Test match surface at Pune got a ‘poor’ rating from the match referee in the match report.
  • The match ended inside three days of play and many lambasted the track as a rank turner.
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Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan leave Peshawar Zalmi

  • Pakistan Super League is turning out to be one of the best leagues. It has given its fans some amazing matches.
  • Two of the biggest stars of the Peshawar Zalmi side, Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan, have left the squad to join the national team in Sri Lanka.
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Indian Blind Cricket team overjoyed after meeting Narendra Modi 

  • The Indian Blind Cricket team met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his office today morning after they were crowned the World Champions very recently in the second edition of Blind World T20 held in India.
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Rookie pacer drafted in England side

  • In the early hours of Friday morning 21-year-old, Tom Curran got a surprise that quite literally jolted him out of sleep.
  • He was included in the England team on the West Indies tour as a cover for pacer Jake Ball.
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PCB Chairman announces venue for PSL 3 final

  • Bolstered by the support from the fans as well as security agencies and the government for hosting the final of the Pakistan Super League 2017 at Lahore, the PCB chairman has gone on to announce the venue for the finals of the next edition of the tournament.
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