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 hogged the headlines today.

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed endorses an anti-BCCI tweet on Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan

  • Abhinandan was captured after his MIG 21 Bison crashed across the LOC on Wednesday while being involved in a retaliatory engagement with two Pakistan Air Force F-16 planes.
  • In spite of a delay, Imran’s words were validated when the IAF pilot finally stepped back onto the Indian soil across the Attari-Wagah border at 9 pm.
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ICC World Cup 2019: Sunil Gavaskar names the finalists of the tournament

  • England and India are currently ranked first and second in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) list of teams in ODIs.
  • India have won the tournament in 1983 and 2011 while England missed it by a win on three occasions – 1979, 1987 and 1992.
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ICC World Cup 2019: Ambati Rayudu ready to bat at any position for the team

  • Over the last few days, there have been several talks about the Indian batting order heading into the World Cup 2019.
  • This could essentially mean that he will either be slotted down the order or will have to bat at three.
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‘I hadn’t imagined all this would happen so soon’- Shubman Gill on his transition

  • The 19-year-old Shubman Gill made his ODI debut against New Zealand earlier this year, in January with India as tourists.
  • From there to being India’s latest ODI cricket recruit, Shubman Gill has taken a huge leap in a matter of just 12 months.
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Paceman Anrich Nortje aims to catch seleShubman Gill, Morne Morkel, Sourav gctors’ attention before World Cup 2019

  • He is the latest pace sensation from the land of the Allan Donalds and Dale Steyns and Anrich Nortje is eager to make a case.
  • Nortje also bagged a Rs 20-lakh deal with Kolkata Knight Riders for the Indian Premier League starting March 23.
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Morne Morkel rues yet another South Africa cricketer going for Kolpak deal

  • South Africa’s internal policies have left a direct impact on its cricket as players have queued up to leave playing for the country and go for the more lucrative Kolpak deal.
  • Since South Africa are a part of a deal called the Cotonou Agreement with the EU along with Zimbabwe and other Caribbean nations, their players are eligible for the Kolpak deals as well.
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At home, KL Rahul is a different player, says Sunil Gavaskar

  • Unlike in the T20Is, the Men in Blue are expected not to experiment much in the 50-overs format as the ICC World Cup is not far.
  • The hosts will also be looking to return to their winning ways that have been disrupted by two back-to-back T20I series loss recently.
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CSA awards Hendricks, de Bruyn with contracts, Duminy and Tahir lose theirs

  • Cricket South Africa (CSA) has awarded full national contracts to Reeza Hendricks and Theunis de Bruyn for the 2019-20 season.
  • Opening batsman Reeza Hendricks had amassed 413 runs at an average of 31.76 in ODIs last year.
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Michael Clarke concerned with India’s constant experiments ahead of the World Cup

  • India are all set to take on Australia in a five-match ODI series which will be their last international assignment before the showpiece event in England and Wales.
  • Dinesh Karthik’s case very much proves this fact. From the last one year or so, India had groomed Karthik as the finisher in the team.
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Rishabh Pant is ‘one for the future’ but unsure if he fits in the World Cup: Sourav Ganguly

  • Veteran cricketer Sourav Ganguly is a man of opinions. He’s almost never diplomatic and showcases his arguments in a healthy and succinct way.
  • However, Dada is not sure if the young and able wicket-keeper batsman can fit into India’s World Cup mix.
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