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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: BCCI)

IPL 10: We should have women’s IPL says Shantha Rangaswamy

  • Women’s cricket team of India has come a long way, it has seen its worse days and has improved a lot ever since.
  • Shubhangi Kulkarni, a former Indian cricketer said that in their time they had to raise funds for their tours and people came to watch to out of curiosity rather than support.
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IPL 10: Mumbai Indians move to top of points table


  • Mumbai Indians moved to the top of the points table of the IPL 10 after registering a comfortable win over the Gujarat Lions at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.
  • Skipper Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on 40 and Nitish Rana hit 53 to help Mumbai register a 6 wicket win in the match.
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Robin Uthappa claims that KKR needs him to bat at the No. 3 slot

  • Robin Uthappa, during the post-match presentation, went ahead to state that the Kolkata Knight Riders camp want him to bat at one down as it is a pivotal position to bat at.
  • Uthappa has taken it up as a challenge to bat at the position as his team needs someone experienced who can handle pressure in the slot.
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Virat Kohli gives fans a sneak peek of his off day plans

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore captain, and India’s hearthrob batsman Virat Kohli made a spectacular comeback into the Indian Premier League.
  • The Bengaluru crowd went berzerk as Virat Kohli walked out to bat with big West Indian Chris Gayle. Against the Mumbai Indians, Kohli smashed a 47-ball 62, which included 5 boundaries and 2 huge sixes.
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I hardly see Yuvraj Singh post marriage: Hazel Keech

  • Recently, in a conversation with PinkVilla, Hazel Keech spoke at length about her post-marriage life with Yuvraj Singh.
  • Questions about their family planning sprung up and Hazel responded by saying things will happen when they are destined to happen. She noted that there might be a case that Yuvraj might not be with her during her pregnancy.
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Alastair Cook begins his non captaincy period in style

  • Former England captain Alastair Cook, who recently stepped down from England captaincy, came back to score a 50 in his first game after resignation. Cook took to the field for Essex and registered a well-made half century against Somerset at Taunton.
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Old-horse Shivnarine Chanderpaul makes Surrey Toil

  • West Indian left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul has still got it in his arsenal after his excellent display with the bat for the Lancashire. A flick off the front pad in Mark Footitt’s over was enough to ensure that the West Indian raced to his 74th first-class hundred.
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Dale Steyn likely to turn up for South Africa A in England

  • South African speedster Dale Steyn is expected to be back to cricket action this June. He has been recovering well from the injury. He is keen on touring England this year with the South Africa A team to have match practice under his belt. His decision to play in the tour match is quite surprising for many.
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Robin Uthappa given not out after 3rd umpire applies to rule changes in IPL 10

  • IPL is a tournament which gives break to many local players who might not have been able to realise their dream of rubbing shoulders with some of the greats in the game otherwise. Likewise, it also allows some domestic umpires to get a taste of what this it takes to be an umpire at the highest level.
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IPL will help the players forget the controversies of the Border-Gavaskar trophy: Ricky Ponting

  • The recently concluded Border-Gavaskar trophy has been one of the most controversial series in the recent past. The controversies that took place in the series overshadowed the brilliant performances by the players of both the teams.
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Aaron Finch sits out against Mumbai Indians due to missing kit bag

  • Aaron Finch will miss the 16th match of Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) between Gujarat Lions and the Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In the toss, Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina said that it was unfortunate that Finch had to miss out as his kit bag didn’t arrive.
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Corey Anderson praises Zaheer Khan for his intelligence

  • Zaheer Khan has truly announced himself as a captain of Delhi Daredevils this year. With some young guns at his disposal and some destructive all-rounders, Zaheer and Dravid are forming a formidable team that can literally go all the way.
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Mehedi Hasan wants to play all three formats of the game

  • Bangladeshi spinner Mehedi Hasan has improved a lot in his bowling and has been a wonderful prospect for the country.
  • Bangladesh is now a much improved cricketing nation than they were five years ago, courtesy to emerging players like Mehedi Hasan who are giving their all to help reach Bangladesh cricket reach new heights.
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Domestic cricketers in dire need for mentorship, says former international umpire K Hariharan

  • Internationally acclaimed Indian umpire K Hariharan believes that the domestic umpires need proper guidance in order to improve the quality of the decision-making in the match situations. The performance of the umpires this season of the IPL has been appalling.
  • Krishna Hariharan, who stood as an umpire in as many as 34 ODIs and two Test matches, believes the domestic umpires must be monitored by the administration just like the players are kept a close eye on by the selectors.
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Manish Pandey commends Robin Uthappa for his match-winning knock

  • In a recent release of a video from, Manish Pandey was seen interviewing the man of the match Robin Uthappa post their victory against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  • Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey were involved in a partnership which stabilised the innings of the KKR after their new found pair of Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Narine failed to give an effective start to the innings.
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VVS Laxman caught ‘napping’ by Yuvraj

  • While he has been in good form on the field, Yuvraj has been in good form off the field too. He was recently seen trolling former India great VVS Laxman, who is currently the Team mentor of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  • The jam-packed season of the IPL means that the teams are on the road all the time.
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