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.

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Shane Warne picks his greatest India XI; names Sourav Ganguly skipper

  • Interestingly, he named Sourav Ganguly as the captain of his team ahead of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.
  • However, the 50-year-old clarified that he has only picked the players whom he has played against during his illustrious international career.
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Yuvraj Singh provides clarification after being criticised for supporting Shahid Afridi Foundation

  • Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh recently supported the Shahid Afridi Foundation which is helping the under-privileged families in Pakistan amid the Coronavirus outbreak.
  • In a video on Twitter, he had urged the fans and followers to donate to the noble cause.
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Bangladesh’s Jahanara Alam single-handedly serving 50 underprivileged families

  • Jahanara Alam, the Bangladesh women’s fast bowler, has been trying her hearts out to contribute towards the ones affected in the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The speedster, who also turned 27 on April 1, has been serving 50 families in Dhaka, all by herself.
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We are open to shortened IPL with only Indian players: Rajasthan Royals

  • Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) Chief Executive Ranjit Barthakur said that they are ready for a shortened version of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Due to the ‘extraordinary times’, the CEO was also read for the T20 tournament to take place without its foreign players.
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Focus of youngsters is to play IPL and not four-day cricket for their states: Yuvraj Singh

  • Yuvraj Singh is probably one of the biggest match-winners which India has produced in this century.
  • The left-handed batsman from Punjab has been truly loved by his fans for his performances which had a major contribution in India World Cup wins in 2007 and 2011.
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Yuvraj Singh names the bowler he had no clue while facing

  • Yuvraj Singh, the former Indian batsman, has named Muttiah Muralitharan as one of the toughest bowlers he has faced in his career.
  • The southpaw said that he didn’t have much clue while facing the legendary Sri Lankan off-spinner.
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Hanuma Vihari’s mother built a cricket pitch for him after father’s demise

  • Hanuma Vihari has seamlessly made his place in the Indian team.
  • He made his debut during the tough times on England tour in 2018 and has featured in the Test matches for the national side more often than not.
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MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli didn’t support me the way Sourav Ganguly did: Yuvraj Singh

  • Yuvraj Singh, the former Indian cricketer has been quite vocal over the years.
  • Soon after bidding adieu to international cricket, he took a dig against at the selectors for ignoring him and giving more importance to yo-yo test.
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Reports: CSK’s market value drops from 1000 Crores to 800 Crores due to uncertainity around IPL 2020

  • Coronavirus outbreak has not only made a major impact on human lives but also on business and share market.
  • The sporting activities have come down to a standstill due to which the teams have to suffer some unexpected huge losses.
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ECB bans usage of smartwatch on the field

  • The England Cricket Board (ECB) earlier used to allow the players to wear smartwatches in the games as long as the communication and data transmission facilities were off during the televised games.
  • Now, they have banned players from wearing customized timepiece during the games.
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