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

All the latest news from the fraternity that hogged the limelight.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Explained: Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s absence in today’s game against Mumbai Indians

  • Bhuvi’s absence might hurt SRH on the day as he is one of the best bowlers of the team and owns the death bowling nowadays.
  • He also bowled well against Rajasthan Royals a few days ago conceding only 30 runs and picked a wicket. It remains to be seen if Sandeep Sharma can fill in his big shoes on the day and perform to his potential.
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South African batsman Dean Elgar roped in by Surrey

  • Dean Elgar has recently been in prime form for South Africa, especially in Test cricket.
  • The left-hander has shown nerves of steel, opening the batting for the Proteas and has emerged as one of their most reliable batsmen owing to his abilities to grind down the opposition bowling.
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IPL 2018: Jacques Kallis rates Tom Curran as excellent replacement for Mitchell Starc

  • Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) had opted to field a rejuvenated and newly grouped squad for the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • They started building a strong unit to win their third IPL title and also appointed a new captain in Dinesh Karthik for the IPL 2018 season.
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I am fit and still hungry for the game: Chris Gayle

  • All the eight Indian Premier League (IPL) teams have played at least a match each one of the four teams that got off to a winning start is Kings XI Punjab.
  • The team led by Ravichandran Ashwin has a new look they’ve picked a bunch of Indian talent and like always heavily rely on their domestic names to come good.
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RCB has the potential to handle tricky situations, reckons Mandeep Singh

  • It was yet again a losing start to the campaign for the Virat-led Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL-11. They succumbed to defeat against a much underrated and a young side in Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets at Eden Gardens.
  • Though, a game that eventually appeared as a one-sided affair saw the visitors gain many positives going ahead into the tournament.
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Not allowed to watch an IPL game; young fan commits suicide

  • Getting a ticket to watch an IPL game is still a daunting task for many, so they opt to cheer for their favorite teams and players from their homes.
  • Funny incidents line up at places when people with conflicting interests in Television shows get involved in a quarrel to watch their favorite programs.
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IPL 2018: Ben Dwarshuis recalls the moment of elation when he was picked by KXIP

  • Dwarshuis was in great form with the ball in hand in the BBL his year and his exploits helped him earn a call-up to the Australian team in the shortest format of the game.
  • Though he didn’t make his debut in that series, he must have learnt a great deal about the game at the highest level.
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Chennai Super Kings rope in Peter England as style partner

  • The Chennai Super Kings have always remained as one of the heavyweights of the Indian Premier League.
  • Be in on the field or off the field, the team has never failed to entertain the fans. Dhoni’s calmness and Bravo’s dance seem to gel well among the CSK supporters.
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IPL 2018: MCA President reveals the primary reason for selection of Pune as a venue

  • They came back to the MA Chidambaram Stadium after a gap of two years after finishing their suspension period.
  • The crowd cheered for Dhoni and his men for all their might as they didn’t leave the venue empty-handed as CSK managed to beat the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a thriller.
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IPL 2018: KKR’s Tom Curran termed as “Pie-thrower” by Shane Watson

  • The Chennai Super Kings have played two games in the 11th edition of the IPL and have pulled a thriller in each of them.
  • While it was Dwayne Bravo who took them over the line against Mumbai Indians, a collective effort from Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu and more importantly Sam Billings ensured a nail-biting victory against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
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Younis Khan can stage a comeback into the game via a new role

  • Pakistan’s legendary batsman Younis Khan is in line to give it back to the game which has helped him earn so much reputation over the years.
  • One of the best Test batsman that the country has ever produced also boasts to be the highest run scorer for Pakistan with an aggregate of 10,099 runs in 118 matches that he played.
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IPL 2018: MCA President brings forth benefits of playing in Pune

  • Cricket in Chennai has recently been jolted by a massive blow as the home matches of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) have been shifted to Pune.
  • The Cauvery Water Dispute (CWD) has been a major conundrum in the city and protests flooded in from the several parties and hence the stern decision has been taken.
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IPL 2018: MS Dhoni sues Amrapali group for not paying his dues

  • Nevertheless, he is back to playing for CSK and is currently captaining them in the eleventh edition of the T20 league. Apart from plying his trade on the field, Dhoni has also been the face of many brands.
  • He was also the brand ambassador of the Amrapali group, a real estate company, for six to seven years and they are, reportedly, yet to pay the CSK skipper his dues of INR 150 crores.
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Former English cricketer Angus Fraser wants county teams to let their players play in IPL

  • Following the recent string of injuries in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), a lot of players from English domestic circuit are being called up as replacements for the injured players.
  • Recently, Tom Curran joined Kolkata Knight Riders as a replacement for injured Mitchell Starc, whereas David Willey was called upon to replace injured Mitchell Santner of Chennai Super Kings.
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Former cricketer Makhaya Ntini to work for Nigeria Cricket

  • As per reports in channelstv.com, Ntini will join the Nigeria cricket team as a Technical Consultant.
  • They are scheduled to play the African Cricket Association (ACA) tournament as well as the International Cricket Council (ICC) sub-regional T20 qualifier.
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New Zealand players are cricket’s nice guys: Brendon Mccullum

  • Brendon McCullum has been one of the greatest players of the modern day game and his contribution the New Zealand cricket remains unmatched and unparalleled.
  • On his day, he hammered the opposition with ease and scored runs at a great pace. But above all, he is known for forging New Zealand team’s reputation.
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Yusuf Pathan eyes comeback into the national side with strong IPL performances

  • The Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered a major setback even before the start of the tournament as David Warner was barred from playing in the IPL.
  • However, coach Tom Moody and VVS Laxman were optimistic of teams chances and believed that the team was not dependent on one player and they had the depth in the squad to fill the big gap left by Warner.
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IPL 2018: Pro-Tamil activists behind the bars in shoe-hurling fiasco

  • However, some shameful incidents panned out as shoes were pelted at Faf du Plessis and Ravindra Jadeja despite the tight security which was employed at the venue to curb any mishap, bearing in mind the gravity of the matter.
  • Recently, the police have arrested 11 people who were conducting protests outside the Chepauk with banners of slogans.
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Sam Billings is a champion in the making: Kris Srikanth

  • For the 11th edition, the franchise chose to go with experienced players as most of them are above the age of 30.
  • In their opening game against Mumbai Indians, Dwayne Bravo stole the show with some beautiful bowling and breathtaking strokes to take his team over the line and pull off a cliffhanger. In their second game against KKR, they were on the back foot again but found a new hero in Sam Billings.
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