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

Here are the top headlines of the day.

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Rashid Khan wants Purple Cap till the end

  • Afghanistani leggie Rashid Khan created history when he scalped 3/19 against the Gujarat Lions yesterday. His three wicket haul took his wickets tally to 5 wickets and that earned him the purple cap after the match. Now, the leggie has revealed that he would love to have the cap till the end of the season.
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IPL 10: Kings XI Punjab humiliate RCB

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  • A quick unbeaten fifty from opener Hashim Amla and a dazzling 43 from skipper Glenn Maxwell helped Kings Xi Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 wickets at Indore. Earlier in the match, RCB posted 148/4 in their 20 overs riding on an unbeaten 89 from AB de Villiers.
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KKR strong spin attack will help them win IPL 2017: Shakib Al Hasan

  • Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan feels the Knight Riders will lift the IPL Trophy for the third time this year. He believes having a strong spin attack holds the key in a tournament such as the IPL.
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Hardik Pandya thanks MS Dhoni for suggestions

  • Hard hitting Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has thanked former Indian skipper MS Dhoni for having helped him develop his game. Pandya has recently emerged as the match finisher for Mumbai Indians in the ongoing edition of the IPL.
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Ravi Ashwin not keen on captaincy

  • Ace Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is happy with the current role that he has in the team. He noted that he is not keen on taking the role of the captaincy either and is content with whatever has come his way thus far.
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Delhi Daredevils fans blame captaincy woes for poor show

  • The Delhi Daredevils team has not been the most consistent side in the tournament and has failed to be in the playoffs on most occasions in the last few seasons. The fans of the Delhi camp believe that it is the frequent changing of captains is one of the reasons for their debacle in the IPL.
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Rohit Sharma reprimanded for showing dissent

  • Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has been reprimanded by the match referee for showing dissent against the lbw decision made to him. Rohit had a poor show in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders and was adjudged lbw in the match.
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AB de Villiers not a man for personal milestones

  • AB de Villiers has emerged as one of the modern-day masters of the game. The hard-hitting batsman recently said that he never cares about the personal milestones and is only concerned with the team performances. He is nearing 10000 runs in Test cricket.
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Mahela Jayawardene pleased with Mumbai win

  • Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene is pleased with the way his side clinched their first win this IPL season. Mumbai Indians beat the Kolkata Knight Riders in their first home game of the season at Mumbai riding on Hardik Pandya’s last over heroics.
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Kohli very different from Dhoni: Ashwin

  • Ace Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is not considering captaincy at the moment. He has his opinions clear about the two captains he has played under. He recently quoted that the captaincy of Virat Kohli is very different from that of the former skipper MS Dhoni.
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Brad Hodge hints at changing combinations

  • Gujarat Lions have had a horrid time this season as they have lost their first two games thus far. They played with four overseas batsmen but that has largely failed for them in the IPL this year. Brad Hodge noted that they might consider changing the combinations in the matches to come.
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Afghanistan, Ireland in line to get Test status

  • In a very historic move, the associate nations Afghanistan and Ireland are in line to be granted the Test status. As per the recent reports, there are speculations about the move being taken sometime shortly and that will be a great boost for both the sides.
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Ganguly top contender for board nominee in ICC

  • Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has emerged as the top contender to be the nominee from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as the board nominee in the ICC. Ganguly is the current head of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and has been doing a top job at the office.
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Cricket Academy of Pathans launched in Port Blair

  • The city of Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands saw the launch of the Cricket Academy of Pathans recently. The Pathan brothers, Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan, launched the academy and this is expected to be a big hit in the city where cricket has had relatively poor roots.
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Jayawardene calls sending Rohit in middle order as tactical

  • Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene has said that the move to send Rohit Sharma in the middle order is a tactical move. Rohit batted at number three in the first match and was sent at number 4 in the second game.
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Finals of blind T20 to be held in Pakistan

  • The finals of the next World Blind T20 will be held in Pakistan. International cricket of some sort would finally return to Pakistani soil. This year, the tournament was hosted by India and the Indian Blind team had won the tournament.
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Sohail Khan dropped from West Indies tour

  • Pakistani pacer Sohail Khan has been dropped from the national squad on the tour to West Indies. He has been dropped from the side following his recent altercation with Azhar Mahmood.
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Chris Lynn undergoes MRI scan

  • Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Chris Lynn recently underwent an MRI scan after the match against the Mumbai Indians. The results of the MRI scan will determine his future in the tournament. Earlier in the tournament, he had scored a brilliant unbeaten 93 to light up the IPL season.
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