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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

Shikhar Dhawan picks a Pakistani pacer as his favourite bowler

  • He hasn’t scored a fifty since January 26 and his lean patch ahead of the World Cup starting in May is being seen as a worry by experts.
  • On Thursday, DC posted on Twitter a video of Dhawan answering a series of questions of rapid fire.
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Ahmed Shehzad receives advice from Sachin Tendulkar as he attempts to make a comeback

  • Pakistani cricketer Ahmad Shehzad has sought the advice of India’s cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar in his bid to make a comeback into the Pakistani team.
  • Shehzad’s ban was lengthened by 6 weeks for breaching the ban terms by participating in friendly matches in Pakistan.
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‘Just a bit of an empty feeling’- Marcus Stoinis after close loss in Nagpur

  • Barring his dismissal in the final over, Marcus Stoinis did nothing wrong in the second ODI against India.
  • Australia had started their pursuit of 250 on a strong note with their openers Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch adding 83 runs for the first wicket.
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Putting all-rounder tag on Vijay Shankar is too much, feels Lakshmipathy Balaji

  • Vijay Shankar took a giant stride towards making his first World Cup squad on Tuesday when he slammed a 41-ball 46 in the second ODI against Australia.
  • The 37-year-old said Vijay Shankar is a “fantastic batsman” and a “very capable bowler” and stopped short of calling him as an outright all-rounder.
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MS Dhoni humbly declines offer to inaugurate a pavilion named after him at his home ground

  • As grounded as he always is, Dhoni declined the offer to inaugurate the pavilion named after him at the JSCA Stadium, ahead of the third ODI against Australia.
  • He has been able to amass just 21 runs at 21.00, in three matches, which includes a highest score of 11.
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Darren Lehmann backs Aaron Finch to be part of Australia’s World Cup squad

  • Australia’s limited overs captain Aaron Finch is finding it difficult to score runs not only in Tests but also in limited overs matches.
  • Former Australia coach Darren Lehmann has come forward and supported Finch during his time of need.
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India vs Australia: Aakash Chopra predicts India’s playing XI for Ranchi ODI

  • India will play against Australia in the third ODI in Ranchi on Friday with an aim of clinching the series.
  • Both the players appeared to play in the two-match T20I series that India lost 0-2 but not yet in the ODI series.
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Shikhar Dhawan scores good in multi-side tournaments, feels Aakash Chopra

  • He hasn’t scored a fifty since January while his century in international cricket was against Pakistan in Asia Cup last September.
  • With India set to play just three more international games before the World Cup, the batsman will also not have enough opportunities to middle the ball.
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Jofra Archer will be given an opportunity to show his prowess: Trevor Bayliss

  • With the World Cup less than three months away and the English team surviving a potential series loss against Windies, there couldn’t have been a better opportunity for Archer.
  • While the cut off date for announcing the World Cup squad is 23rd April, alterations can be made till the 22nd of May.
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MS Dhoni can continue after the World Cup: Sourav Ganguly

  • After a pretty indifferent 2018, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni has got his mojo back in the ongoing year with some significant scores under his belt.
  • However, Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian cricketer, reckons age is irrelevant and the Jharkhand-born can continue if he shows consistency.
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