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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

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Tom Latham will lead New Zealand for pre-Champions Trophy tri-series

  • New Zealand opening batsman Tom Latham will be leading the side in the tri-series with Ireland and Bangladesh next month.
  •  One of two wicketkeeping options for the Kiwis, his new role for their final outing before the upcoming Champions Trophy in England shows that the 25-year-old is used to taking up responsibilities.
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IPL 10, Match 1 – Sunrisers Hyderabad humble depleted RCB

  • It was a rematch of the 2016 IPL final in the opener of IPL 10 which again saw the defending champions overhaul the runners up in a competitive match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
  • It was entertainment on offer for the spectators of Hyderabad and they were treated to some exceptional stroke play by the home team.
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Sourav Ganguly feels the Delhi Daredevils are one of the weaker sides in IPL 2017

  • The Daredevils have been considered the biggest underachievers in the T20 tournament. Their woes continue this season as major players from their side will be missing.
  • South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock was earlier ruled out of the IPL following a fractured finger. De Kock picked up the injury during the Wellington test against New Zealand earlier this year.
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Marchant de Lange signs three-year deal with Glamorgan

  • South African quick Marchant de Lange has signed a three-year deal with English county side named Glamorgan.
  • The pacer was able to get himself a UK visa, and that was only because his wife holds a British passport.
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Wriddhiman Saha is hopeful of translating his Test achievements into IPL

  • High on confidence after performing great in India’s long home season, Wriddhiman Saha is gearing up for the Indian Premier League with “priceless inputs” from Virender Sehwag.
  •  Saha may not have had a terrific season last year in the IPL, but is hopeful that with Sehwag’s guidance, he will be able to perform better this year.
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Edgbaston bolsters its capacity for Champions Trophy 2017

  • To English fans surprise, more spectators can watch the world’s finest cricketers play at Edgbaston Stadium after Warwickshire County Cricket Club confirmed the installation of a temporary stand for increasing capacity for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in June.
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Mashrafe Mortaza quit T20Is to give more opportunities to youngsters

  • Bangladesh T20 skipper said that the decision to quit the game was not an easy one. Reflecting back at the potential reasons as why he quit the game, Mashrafe Mortaza noted that it was perhaps the right time to pass on the baton to the younger brigade.
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Kings XI Punjab will play the brand of cricket I played, says Virender Sehwag

  • Now with the IPL 10 on the cards, the Director of Cricket Operations of KXIP, Virender Sehwag, has quoted that his team will be aggressive right from the word go.
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Former Kiwi batsman Brendon McCullum named Middlesex T20 blast captain

  • One of the most influential captains of the New Zealand, Brendon McCullum is all set to captain the T20 side of Middlesex.
  • He will reunite with his Kiwi colleague Daniel Vettori is currently coaching the side on a three-year deal. Interestingly, Vettori is also the coach of McCullum’s Big Bash league side Brisbane Heat.
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IPL 10: Flight delay kept Rahul Dravid away from the ceremony

  • Today’s ceremony meant a lot more to the Indian fans. There were a lot of other events but the stand out was the felicitation ceremony of the cricket greats of India.
  • The big four, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly were felicitated at the ceremony for their excellent careers and invaluable contributions to the Indian cricket.
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IPL 10: Pietersen believes Tymal Mills will have more pressure than Ben Stokes

  • Kevin Pietersen claimed that Mills will be under more pressure in comparison to the English all-rounder Ben Stokes. Both Englishmen gained headlines after the IPL Auction this February.
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Vinod Rai’s assures Kohli & Co to address central contract concerns

  • The head of Committee of Administrators (COA), Vinod Rai, after the conclusion of his scheduled meeting with the skipper of Indian Cricket Team, termed the get-together as a fruitful one.
  • This meeting came in the aftermath of unanimous displeasure with the recent hike in the salaries of the contracted players with the BCCI.
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Virat Kohli opens up about when he’s likely to take the field, still feels a “little weird”

  • The 10th edition of the IPL is underway as defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad take on the injury plagued Royal Challengers of Bangalore in Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Bangalore.
  • Virat Kohli had been sidelined during the first match and many more matches to come as he picked up an injury to the shoulder while fielding in the 3rd Test match at Ranchi against Australia.
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Pakistan announce Test squad for the tour of West Indies

  • The three-match One-Day International series starts from April 7 in Guyana and the Test series from April 22 in Kingston Jamaica.
  • The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced the squad for the Test series quite early. There were not many surprises on offer but seems like Pakistan have gone for the experience with some spice of youth to better the taste.
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IPL 10: Eoin Morgan couldn’t control his laughter reading this comment from a fan

  • A couple of hours before the match commenced, Eoin Morgan took to his official Facebook handle where he posted his excitement for the tournament opener and the entire season as well.
  • He noted that the tournament will commence tonight and asked who all were excited for the mega event.
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Age is just a number for 69-year old K Jayantilal, turns out to play for his club

  • There’s no stopping former Test player K Jayantilal, as he obliged to the captain’s call to represent his club Bombay Gymkhana, despite undergoing root canal procedure.
  • Jayantilal was a part of the famous squad of the victorious tour to West Indies and England, captained by their inspirational leader Ajit Wadekar in 1971.
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Disha Patani all set to perform in the inaugural ceremony in Indore

  • One of the emerging stars in Bollywood, Disha Patani has made a name for herself in the industry with her mesmerising looks and the vivacious smile. Her meteoric rise to stardom arrived after the release of ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’. Disha was recently approached to perform at the inaugural ceremony of the Indian Premier League in Indore on April 8th.
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Pakistan’s Imad Wasim climbs up to the second spot in ICC T20 bowling rankings

  • Pakistani All-rounder Imad Wasim has gone higher up on the ICC points table and now occupies the No. 2 spot in the ICC T20 Bowling rankings after Pakistan got the better of West Indies 3-1.
  • Imad climbed up two places to fit in the second position, and he is only 15 points behind number-one ranked Imran Tahir.
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Shakib Al Hasan likely to take over captaincy from Mashrafe Mortaza

  • Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is all set to take over the captaincy from Mashrafe Mortaza in T20Is after the latter announced his retirement yesterday. Mortaza would still, lead the ODI side.
  • The T20 fixture against the Sri Lankans tomorrow will be his last in the shortest format of the game.
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Tom Latham will lead New Zealand for pre-Champions Trophy tri-series

  • New Zealand opening batsman Tom Latham will be leading the side in the tri-series with Ireland and Bangladesh next month.
  •  One of two wicketkeeping options for the Kiwis, his new role for their final outing before the upcoming Champions Trophy in England shows that the 25-year-old is used to taking up responsibilities.
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Virat Kohli named Leading Cricketer in the World by Wisden Almanack

  • Team India captain Virat Kohli has added another feather to his illustrious hat. He has been named as the Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2017 edition of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.
  • The 2017 edition was published this week. The editor of the Almanack, Lawrence Booth, noted that Kohli had the ‘year of his dreams’ and was exceptional in all the three formats of the game.
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IPL 10: Sarfaraz Khan hopes to regain fitness in 12 days and join RCB camp

  • Sarfraz Khan has posted a picture on social media claiming that he will be fit in just about 12 days. A very optimistic Sarfaraz, is hoping for a speedy recovery.
  • Sarfaraz posted a picture on his social media handle of his leg with caption saying that it is only a matter of 12 days before he gets fit again. Sarfaraz first broke out on the IPL scene a couple of seasons ago when he played a handful of whirlwind cameos for the RCB set up as a 17 year old batsman.
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Tag of defending champions means a lot: David Warner

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner had a dream run in the IPL last year. It was under his leadership that the Hyderabad franchise went on to win their maiden IPL title.
  • On the personal front too, he was exceptional with the bat. His cumulative efforts with Shikhar Dhawan at the top order saw the Sunrisers through on most occasions.
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Ishank Jaggi credits his IPL comeback to Gautam Gambhir

  • Jharkhand’s Ishank Jaggi has been a revelation of sorts in the domestic circuit. All set to play for the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 10, the young batsman is excited and nervous.
  • The last time Ishank Jaggi played an IPL match was in 2012 for the Deccan Chargers. But KKR repose faith in him and selected him for this year’s edition.
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