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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

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MSK Prasad. (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

MSK Prasad names 3 Indian players who are in race for World Cup spots

  • The deadline to submit the final list of the squad members for the ICC World Cup starting in May is just a few months away now.
  • India’s top three in Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and captain Virat Kohli are settled, so does the bowling line-up.
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ICC World Cup 2019: Shaun Pollock backs South Africa to win the mega event

  • South Africa have always been one of the favourites for the World Cup but they have never won the tournament.
  • Shaun Pollock was a part of many South African squads who suffered heartaches in the 50-overs extravaganza.
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Kuldeep Yadav reaches new high in T20I rankings

  • India spinner Kuldeep Yadav reaches career-best second position in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings.
  • Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya was another spinner to move up as he advanced 39 places to a career-best 58th.
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Let’s create a situation where India ask us to play: PCB MD Wasim Khan

  • With the political tension between the two fiery neighbours showing no signs of improving, the chances of seeing them resuming their famous rivalry look next to impossible.
  • The Indian government has made it crystal clear that it wouldn’t give BCCI the green light to go ahead and play with Pakistan.
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MS Dhoni has done a lot for the team, opines Vijay Shankar

  • The all-rounder looked very positive with the bat and was definitely over the Nidahas Trophy final debacle.
  • Talking about how he can contribute to the side, Shankar said he wants to keep himself flexible to bat at any position and bowl under any circumstances.
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Everyone loves Virat Kohli because he speaks his mind: Shane Warne

  • Former Australian spinner Shane Warne feels the world is becoming increasingly politically correct and it has influenced sportspersons too.
  • Warne, 49, said Kohli loves confrontation and that’s a reason why his name surfaces so often in grand chases.
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Former India cricketer and Delhi selector Amit Bhandari attacked by goons

  • He was present at the Delhi Under-23 team’s trials held at St Stephen’s ground until beaten up by an unidentified group of men.
  • Bhandari was severely attacked and has sustained injuries on the head and ear, the goons soon after fled the spot.
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Nathan Lyon graces his presence at Cricket Australia awards with girlfriend Emma McCarthy

  • The Australia Cricket Awards took place today and it saw the deserving players, both from the male and female team, being crowned with various awards.
  • The event was also a one memorable for Nathan Lyon as he became the first finger spinner to bag Australia’s men’s Test player of the year.
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Middlesex rope in Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman

  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman, the 17-year-old off-break bowler from Afghanistan, has been signed by Middlesex to play in next season’s T20 Blast.
  • Mujeeb recently played for Brisbane Heat, captained by Chris Lynn, in the Big Bash League (BBL).
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BBL: Tom Curran signs three-year deal with Sydney Sixers

  • Tom Curran has reaped the rewards for his fine display in his maiden season at the Big Bash League.
  • His absence, nonetheless, has left the Sixers with a big void to fill ahead of the semi-final clash against Melbourne Renegades.
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