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.

Luke Wright of Sussex
Luke Wright of Sussex bats. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

England all-rounder Luke Wright retires from first-class cricket

  • Wright made his first-class debut in 2003 against Leicestershire and overall played 144 first-class games.
  • He finished his red-ball career with more than 7000 runs with the help of 17 centuries at an average of 38.
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ICC World Cup 2019: Inzamam-ul-Haq names the favourites of the tournament

  • The tourney will be hosted by England and Wales and will feature a total of 48 matches.
  • All of a sudden, the Windies too have started to look extremely strong and it won’t be surprising if they spring some surprises in the tourney.
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Josh Hazlewood ‘nervous’ over Australia’s World Cup squad call

  • Players across the world are currently focussed on the upcoming World Cup and whether they will make it to the mega-event or not.
  • Hazlewood has not played an international game since the final Test against India in Sydney in January.
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AB de Villiers finds real reason why RCB have been struggling in IPL 2019

  • However, the side led by Virat Kohli saw its worst beginning in the T20 tournament, losing all their six games played so far.
  • There have been flashes of individual brilliance in the team but overall, the side has failed to impress.
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IPL 2019: SRH give green signal to two players ahead of next match

  • Thereafter, the team got beaten by Ravichandran Ashwin’s Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.
  • However, in those games, one of their key players in Kane Williamson- didn’t feature regularly.
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IPL 2019: Sri Lanka speedster Lasith Malinga joins the Mumbai Indians camp again

  • Over the last few days, it has been a lot of travelling for Sri Lanka’s limited-overs skipper Lasith Malinga.
  • His best performance of the season came against the Chennai Super Kings where he picked up 3 wickets.
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Afghanistan’s former captain Asghar Afghan to join national training camp soon after meeting ACB chairman

  • Gulbadin Naib was handed the ODI captaincy of the team and will lead Afghanistan in the World Cup in England and Wales.
  • Afghan, 31, had led the team in their first ever World Cup appearance in 2015 edition and earned their first win over Scotland in the tournament.
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Windies have match-winners but they need consistency, feels Brian Lara

  • The Windies qualified for the ICC World Cup starting in England on May 30 – the first time ever.
  • The Caribbeans will be taking on Pakistan in their first game 0f the tournament at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on May 31.
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