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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sarfaraz Ahmed. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Reports: Sarfaraz Ahmed unhappy with India getting favorable tracks in the World Cup

  • Pakistan’s World Cup 2019 campaign started with a shambolic seven-wicket defeat against the Windies at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
  • The pitch there assisted the fast bowlers as the likes of Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, and Andre Russell ripped the heart out the Pakistan batting.
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World Cup 2019: Reason why Pakistan players are sporting black armbands against Australia

  • After a gap of two days, the rain has finally relented to let the World Cup match happen.
  • While the game between South Africa and Windies was washed out after 7.3 overs of action, the Sri Lanka-Bangladesh encounter was abandoned without even toss.
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Mohammad Amir conceded spot-fixing truth after getting slapped by Shahid Afridi, says Abdul Razzaq

  • For left-arm Pakistani seamer Mohammad Amir, the ICC Cricket World Cup has been a rebirth of the sort.
  • The 27-year-old was initially ignored for the mega tournament as he had a horrible run with the ball, taking only five wickets in 14 matches.
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Yograj Singh feels it was because of Greg Chappell that Yuvraj Singh couldn’t break all ODI, T20I records

  • Yuvraj Singh, the talented Indian cricketer who called it a day on Monday, has had a strange equation with his father Yograj Singh.
  • Even though he never refused to acknowledge that it was his father who had played a major role in making him a successful cricketer, he also had his share of complaints against him.
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World Cup 2019: Players had no plans of celebrating differently in India match, says Pakistan team manager

  • The relationship between India and Pakistan hasn’t gotten any better in the last few years.
  • In fact, after the Pulwama Attacks, it has worsened and even calls for boycotting their match in Manchester in the ongoing World Cup came to the fore.
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World Cup 2019: ICC defends lack of reserve days for league matches

  • The 2019 World Cup in England and Wales has thus far been marred by rain.
  • The tournament has been a witness to 16 matches out of which three games were abandoned due to rain.
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World Cup 2019: Rishabh Pant to join Team India as cover for Shikhar Dhawan

  • Team India was dealt with a massive blow on Tuesday when Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the action due to the thumb injury.
  • The southpaw was hit on the thumb by a Pat Cummins’ bouncer during the Australia game and despite the pain, Dhawan went on to smash a century.
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Ravi Shastri told me to be prepared for World Cup call-up if there is an injury, recalls Deepak Chahar

  • Rishabh Pant had a sudden opportunity coming his way to feature in the World Cup 2019 after seasoned opener Shikhar Dhawan sustained an injury in his thumb during the match against Australia at the Oval on Sunday.
  • The young wicket-keeper-batsman was asked to join the squad at the earliest even while Dhawan was kept along for monitoring his recovery.
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