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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Rahul Dravid believes the absence of Quinton de Kock is a big loss for Delhi Daredevils

  • Delhi would now be looking up to the likes of Angelo Mathews and Corey Anderson to perform in the absence of overseas players like JP Duminy and Quinton de Kock.
  • While Duminy cited personal reasons for skipping the event, De Kock had to opt out due to an injury.
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Matt Renshaw and Matthew Wade will benefit when Australia releases new contracts 


  • Opener Matt Renshaw will be a big winner in a prospective contract list that will also deliver a million dollar pay rise to wicketkeeper Matt Wade.
  • Renshaw was one of the surprise stories of the Australian summer, receiving a mid-summer promotion to Australia’s contract list on the way.
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Joe Root wants Ben Stokes to find weaknesses in Smith during IPL

  • Ben Stokes took this year’s IPL auction by storm, as he was picked up by Rising Pune Supergiant after a bout of fierce bidding. He will be playing under Steve Smith in the tournament.
  • His English teammate Joe Root wants Stokes to figure out the weaknesses of Smith during the tournament so that it benefits England during Ashes.
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Afghanistan leggie Rashid Khan keen to make it count in the IPL

  • “I am aware of Indian conditions. My senior Mohammed Nabi will be with me. He taught me a lot of things as he has played more cricket than me. His tips during my spell are always valuable,” Khan said.
  • Rashid Khan was bought by the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad at the IPL Auctions this year.
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Gautam Gambhir says it is acceptable for Virat Kohli to fail at times

  • The former opening batsman for India Gautam Gambhir said that it was absolutely fine for skipper Virat Kohli to fail at times.
  • In the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Kohli was unable to make a meaningful contribution with the bat in the three tests that he played.
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We will become a truly good team only when we also start winning away – Mashrafe Mortaza

  • Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza wasn’t too impressed with his bowlers during the 2nd ODI where they leaked runs and allowed the hosts to score more than 300 runs.
  • Also, they lost the final ODI of the series and had to settle with a 1-1 scoreline.
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Mortaza banned for slow over rate

  • Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has been handed a one-match ban for slow over rate during the final ODI against Sri Lanka in the three-match ODI series. Bangladesh lost the match by 70 runs and the series ended in a draw of 1-1.
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Ajinkya Rahane turned down Steve Smith’s beer offer

  • After having completed a clinical 2-1 win over the Australians, the stand in Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane was offered a round of beer from the Australian skipper and his IPL team Rising Pune Supergiant captain Steve Smith.
  • However, Rahane turned down the offer. Recently, he revealed the reason for doing so.
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IPL 10: Skipper Rohit Sharma joins Mumbai Indians training camp

  • Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians skipper, has joined the practice camp of the franchise for the upcoming edition of the IPL. Sharma was out of action for the past few months due to a thigh injury.
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BCCI medical update list contains 6 top Indian players unfit ahead of IPL 2017

  • The medical team of the BCCI has updated the list of Indian cricketers who are unfit ahead of the start of the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League.
  • The big names include Ravichandran Ashwin and KL Rahul. Hardik Pandya and Rohit Sharma have been deemed fit for the tournament.
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After a long period of injuries, Barinder Sran is fit to play IPL 10

  • The 24-year old pacer Barinder was a sensation in the T20 league a season ago. However a series of injuries saw him being out of the action for quite a long time.
  • Now he is fit and wants to bury the past and look ahead to the 10th edition of the IPL.
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14 new cities to get IPL fan Parks this season

  • The first IPL Fan Park for this season will be held on Guwahati, Mathura, Aurangabad and Mysore on April 5.
  • The IPL fan parks is an attempt made by the organisers to take the tournament to the smaller cities to popularize the tournament.
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Virat Kohli needs a break from cricket, feels Brad Haddin

  • Former Australian wicket keeper Brad Haddin feels that Virat Kohli needs a break from cricket to figure out things for himself. The Indian skipper had a very low profile home Test series against Australia recently.
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I am the universal boss of T20 cricket: Chris Gayle

  • Gayle is just 63 runs of short of becoming the first player to smash 10,000 runs in all forms of T20 cricket.
  • Recently, the big Jamaican quoted that he is the universe boss in the shortest format of the game and nothing can take that accolade away from him.
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KKR CEO reveals reason behind similarity between KKR training jersey and Trinbago jersey

  • “As a part of branding exercise this time the colour of the practice jersey will be the same as the colour of our team (Trinbago Knight Riders) in the CPL,” quoted KKR CEO.
  • The KKR players were seen donning the practice jersey colored in black and red as against their colors of purple and golden.
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Steve Smith’s father reckons son will heavily rely on MS Dhoni in RPS camp

  • “The decision to replace MS Dhoni with Steven is one made by the franchise owners and not a decision on which I should comment,” he said.
  • However, he noted that his son will definitely take cues from MS Dhoni throughout the course of the tournament.
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Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons to arrive in time for Mumbai Indians season opener

  • Two of the big overseas names of the Mumbai Indians roster, Kieron Pollard and Lendl Simmons, are set to arrive on time for the season opener of their franchise in IPL 10.
  • Mumbai Indians will be playing Rising Pune Supergiant in their first match on April 6 at Pune.
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Mumbai Indians to felicitate Tendulkar, Harbhajan and Malinga in 10 years celebration

  • Mumbai Indians have won the IPL championship twice in the decade long history of the tournament. They are now set to celebrate their 10 years of togetherness on April 10.
  • They will felicitate the big three players of their side for their invaluable contribution to the franchise.
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Jadhav or De Villiers will take up the wicket-keeping duties for RCB: Daniel Vettori

  • Over the years, the Royal Challengers have been devoid of any permanent wicket-keeping option, constantly shuffling between Arun Karthik, Parthiv Patel and KL Rahul.
  • With Rahul injured this season, the coach has confirmed that either AB de Villiers or Kedar Jadhav will take the role this season.
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IPL 10: Tymal Mills wary of price tag, says it can lead to failure

  • England pacer and Tymal Mills feels that putting pressure on oneself because of a price tag can only result in failure. Mills was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL auction this year for a whopping Rs. 12 crore.
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Vodafone’s ZooZoos to make a comeback in IPL 2017

  • The upcoming season of the IPL will see Vodafone bring in new engagements to attract more fans. The zoozoos were a popular part of the IPL during the initial years of the tournament.
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If I fail today it does not mean I am going to fail tomorrow: Ben Stokes

  • In an exclusive interview with Times of India, Stokes shared some insights about his international career and his debut in the upcoming IPL.
  • He expressed his desire to come up good for the franchise of Rising Pune Supergiant in the upcoming edition of the tournament.
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RPS looking to replace Ravichandran Ashwin with Nathan Lyon

  • The Rising Pune Supergiant were dented with an early blow exclusion of ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin due to sports hernia prior to the commencement of the tournament.
  • Now they are pondering over inclusion of Nathan Lyon in the setup as his replacement.
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Mohammad Azharuddin wants Cheteshwar Pujara to play County cricket

  • Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin believes that Pujara must utilise his time when he is not playing in the IPL by plying his trade in the country cricket.
  • This will help him prepare well for the overseas tours of the Indian team in the time to come.
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