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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli is as emotional on the field as any captain I’ve seen: Ian Chappell

  • Against the Kiwis, though, Kohli did not play the last two ODIs to give himself some much-deserved rest.
  • Many experts have claimed that Kohli is more Aussie than Indian at least with his on-field behaviour and aggressive traits.
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New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Visitors name Taskin Ahmed’s replacement

  • The Bangladesh cricket team is next scheduled to play New Zealand in three ODIs and as many Tests.
  • Taskin Ahmed, who made a comeback into the national team after almost a year, was ruled out due to an ankle injury.
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New Zealand vs India: Kane Williamson backs Tim Southee ahead of the T20I series

  • The 30-year-old right-arm fast bowler has 480 international wickets in a career spanning over a decade.
  • New Zealand will take on India in a three-match T20I series starting Wednesday in Wellington.
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Sarfaraz Ahmed to captain Pakistan in World Cup 2019, confirms PCB

  • Sarfraz achieved the highest point of his captaincy when he led Pakistan to win the Champions Trophy two years ago.
  • Pakistan will take on the Windies in their first match in Nottingham on May 31. Its chairman Ehsan Mani made the announcement.
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KL Rahul isn’t far away from scoring big: Ravi Shastri

  • The 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was touted to create a new chapter in KL Rahul’s international career.
  • Leave along scoring centuries, the Karnataka batsman strained to get even into double-figures.
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Rishabh Pant an asset for Team India: Shikhar Dhawan

  • Rishabh Pant, the 21-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, made his debut a couple of years and hasn’t gone out of the national selectors’ radar.
  • In the meantime, Shikhar Dhawan reckons Pant is an asset for India and he’ll make use of the chances.
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ICC World Cup 2019: Steve Smith likely to miss the tournament due to lack of cricket

  • The 12-month bans on Steve Smith and David Warner has left the Australian cricket in doldrums over the last one year.
  • But an elbow injury to Smith followed by his lack of game time ahead of the World Cup could see him missing the tournament.
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ICC World Cup 2019: PCB to announce Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain for the tournament

Pat Cummins and Jason Holder gain big in the latest ICC Test rankings

  • Windies bowlers Holder, Gabriel, and Roach among top 12; Cummins grabs career-best second position.
  • The Player of the Match in Antigua though was Kemar Roach, who grabbed four wickets in each innings.
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Reports: IPL 2019 schedule announcement delayed further

  • The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) due this year will take place earlier than scheduled because of the ICC World Cup beginning on May 30 in England.
  • Things are tighter for the IPL organisers this year because of the general elections as well as the World Cup.
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