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

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

All the news stories that stole the limelight today.

India Siddarth Kaul
Siddarth Kaul of Sunrisers Hyderabad. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Selecting Ambati Rayudu over Rahane is a harsh decision, says Sourav Ganguly

  • While the Indian team for the upcoming tours and fixtures were announced, a number of veterans opined on the team selection. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly also provided his insight.
  • Ganguly revealed that he was left surprised after senior batsman Ajinkya Rahane was ignored in favour of Ambati Rayudu for the ODI series against England.
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Playing in Ireland and England would be a great opportunity: Siddharth Kaul

  • As the squad for the limited overs international against England and Ireland were announced, Siddharth Kaul was delighted to find his name amongst the probables.
  • The right arm pacer was rewarded for his performances in the domestic circuit as well as the ongoing IPL.
  • (Read more about the story)

I am certainly not a 100 percent fit: Chris Lynn

  • The Kolkata Knight Riders failed to get over the finishing line at the Wankhede stadium on Sunday.
  • As they get their hands on Mumbai Indians again at Eden Gardens, they’ll be looking to level up with them.
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A discussion was done with Virat Kohli, Shastri and Dravid prior to squad announcement

  • Alongside the announcement of the Indian squads, the selectors even named India A side for the four-day games.
  • They are scheduled to play the England Lions as well as the West Indies-A in the UK.
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Opening is a very good place to bat, admits Jos Buttler

  • Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) batting order has had more twists and turns this season than a David Lynch film.
  • Their opening pair has been their major concern, with a plethora of options hovering around the only nailed candidate in their skipper Ajinkya Rahane.
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IPL 2018: I love playing with Virat Kohli, says AB de Villiers

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have a history of failures despite having a formidable squad on paper.
  • Despite having two of the greatest batters of the current era in Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, they failed to chase down a low total in their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
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Shardul Thakur’s parents injured in a bike accident

  • India cricketer Shardul Thakur received a delighting news on Tuesday of being selected in the Test squad for the one-off game against Afghanistan.
  • But his joy was short-lived as his parents were injured in a bike accident on the same night in Palghar.
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Former Aussie head coach Darren Lehmann all set for a new coaching role

  • The former head coach of Australia Darren Lehmann is set to take up the new coaching role under Troy Colley who is the head of National Performance Program of Cricket Australia (CA).
  • He was appointed as the head coach of the Australian cricket team until the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019 but resigned from the position in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal.
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Reports: Kedar Jadhav to undergo hamstring surgery in Australia

  • Kedar Jadhav is all set to undergo a surgery on his hamstring and will fly to Australia soon.
  • He suffered an injury during the opening game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) while playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
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IPL 2018: Governing Council gives importance to fans; changes playoffs and final timings

  • The BCCI has decided to change the playoff and final timings of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). The matches will now start at 7 PM instead of 8 PM, unlike league stages.
  • A similar proposal was put forth by the official broadcaster for the whole tournament earlier but the IPL Governing Council had refused it as the timings of the games on the weekends would’ve clashed.
  • (Read more about the story)

Virat Kohli will not play the first T20I against Ireland

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the squads for the limited-overs leg of the UK tour on Wednesday.
  • They named Virat Kohli as the captain even for the two-match T20I series against Ireland which raised a few eyebrows.
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Shoaib Malik reveals the details about his final outings for Pakistan

  • Shoaib Malik made his international debut for Pakistan way back in 1999 in an ODI against the Windies at Sharjah in UAE.
  • Ever since, he has been an integral part of the team, especially in the limited-overs formats.
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Dwayne Bravo inks a deal with Middlesex for T20 Blast

  • Dwayne Bravo, the Windies all-rounder, will play for Middlesex in the upcoming edition of the T20 Blast which is the domestic T20 competition in England.
  • He will be available for them only for six games of the tournament as the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will commence later.
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Rajasthan Royals to wear special jersey for the match against CSK to support the cancer out campaign

  • To boost the statewide Cancer out campaign launched by Rajasthan Royals in association with Tata Trusts, the franchise today revealed a special jersey ahead of its upcoming match.
  • The 11th May match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings will be dedicated to the cause of popularising early cancer screening among all as part of Cancer out campaign.
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IPL 2018: Brad Hodge wants more support for KL Rahul

  • The Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) slumped to their fourth defeat in the tournament against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) as they were brushed aside by the hosts by 15 runs at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
  • Despite KL Rahul’s superlative knock of 95* off 70 balls, the visitors huffed and puffed and couldn’t pull off a heist over Ajinkya Rahane’s men who have strained thus far in the event.
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