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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

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IPL 2019: USA Speedster Ali Khan eager to be a Knight Rider

IPL taught him to be a leader, says two-time winning captain Gautam Gambhir

  • Former India opener Gautam Gambhir announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on December 4.
  • Gambhir has a cent per cent win record as the captain of India. He led them in six ODIs in 2010-11 and won all of them.
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IPL 2019: Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins to skip the tournament

  • The number of Australian players for the next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) keeps on decreasing with every passing day.
  • The duo hasn’t registered their names for the auction which is set to take place in Jaipur on December 18.
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Australia vs India: Ajinkya Rahane is using a special bat for the Test series

  • Team India’s Test series against Australia hasn’t begun on an auspicious note despite winning the toss on a batting strip in Adelaide.
  • However, amidst all the harakiri from the visitors what grabbed everyone’s attention was Rahane’s special bat.
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World Cup 2019: Ian Bell picks the favourites to lift the title

  • Meanwhile, Ian Bell has named the top contenders to lift the title next year at the iconic Lord’s and no wonder he has picked England as one of those teams.
  • The face of their ODI cricket is completely changed and they look near impossible side to beat nowadays.
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Virat Kohli key to India’s chances in the World Cup, feels Gautam Gambhir

  • He has undoubtedly been a fulcrum of the team in the 50-overs format for quite some time now, having scored over 10,000 runs.
  • The 30-year-old has tasted quite a bit of success in English conditions as well and hence, his role in the mega event is expected to play a pivotal role for India.
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Ireland to host four World Cup participating teams ahead of the tournament

  • Ireland are set to play Afghanistan in a full-fledged series to be hosted by India in February. In July, they will play England in a four-day Test at the iconic Lord’s.
  • They took part in the qualifier for this year’s World Cup played in Zimbabwe in March but failed to make the cut.
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Australia vs India: Sunil Gavaskar lashes out at Indian batsmen for playing poor shots on Day 1

  • However, Cheteshwar Pujara played a solid century innings to take his team towards a competitive total of 250-9 towards the end of Day 1.
  • They [India batsmen] were just reaching out for deliveries which they could have very well left alone.
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MSL 2018: David Miller admits Durban were long way off the mark in the competition

  • The Durban Heat will have one final opportunity at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium to put in a complete T20 performance.
  • The Heat will be encouraged by how spinner and international marquee player Rashid Khan performed in his first outing in Durban Heat colours.
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Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Irfan Pathan makes the right noise prior to IPL with a 26-run over

  • He picked up a Test hat-trick against Pakistan and captured the imaginations of the supporters.
  • J&K are currently playing against Uttar Pradesh in Jammu and Irfan showed that he hasn’t run out of gas by any means.
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South Africa vs Pakistan: CSA announces the 13-man squad for the Test series

  • While Pakistan is fighting against New Zealand in the UAE in the deciding Test match, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has drawn the battle lines.
  • Lungi Ngidi is the major name missing from the line-up as he is nursing a knee injury and has been ruled out of the action for 12 weeks.
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Gautam Gambhir clears the air over his alleged rift with MS Dhoni

  • The 37-year-old is currently playing his final competitive match for Delhi in the ongoing Ranji Trophy.
  • Over the course of his career, he has been a part of a few controversies, one of them being his alleged rift with former skipper MS Dhoni.
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Australia vs India: VVS Laxman comes down hard on Rishabh Pant

  • He has scored quite a few runs, treading the attacking approach, but it has led to his downfall as well.
  • In the first innings, the left-handed batsman notched 25 runs from 38 balls with two boundaries and one six.
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Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni among top 10 in Forbes’ highest-earning Celebrities list

  • Virat Kohli earns a massive amount of Rs 228.09 crores every year with Salman pipping him in this aspect by close to more than Rs 25 crores.
  • The amount of fan following these people have, they are certainly expected to be on this list and dominate it.
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BBL 2018-19: Melbourne Stars sign Liam Plunkett as international replacement

  • Days after he was released by Delhi Capitals (formerly Delhi Daredevils) in the Indian Premier League, England pacer Liam Plunkett has found a new taker.
  • Trent Woodhill, list manager of the Stars, rued the team losing Parkinson whose stress fracture injury on the back is yet to heal.
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