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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

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Nasser Hussain. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

World Cup 2019: Nasser Hussain picks his fantastic four for the tournament

  • Former England captain Nasser Hussain has zeroed in on four teams that he expects will be serious bidders for the ICC World Cup this year.
  • While hosts and No.1 ODI side England are among the four, the other three are 2015 finalists New Zealand, two-time champions India and Champions Trophy holders Pakistan.
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BBL 2019-20: AB de Villiers unlikely to play in the upcoming season

  • The Big Bash League (BBL) has suffered a huge setback ahead of the upcoming season.
  • Earlier, this week it was reported that the former South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers was set to strike a record deal to appear in the T20 league.
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Carlos Brathwaite gifts himself car with his IPL salary

  • The year 2018 ended on a great note for West Indies star Carlos Brathwaite. The Windies allrounder had earned a lucrative deal in last IPL auction.
  • Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders had paid a whopping price of Rs 5 crore to bring Brathwaite to the Eden Gardens — the venue where he had famously smashed four sixes off four balls in the last over from Ben Stokes to power Windies to the World T20 title in 2016.
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IPL 2019: Matthew Hayden calls MS Dhoni an era of cricket

  • MS Dhoni’s captaincy style is legendary and he has proved once again why he is regarded as one of the best captains in the cricket history ever.
  • Three ICC trophies- the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007, the ICC World Cup in 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 are all in his cabinet and he is the only captain to win all the three.
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Jos Buttler is a freak, a special talent: Nasser Hussain

  • Yesterday, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, Jos Buttler played a masterful knock of 110 runs off 55 balls against Pakistan.
  • The incredible knocked helped England post a mammoth total of 373 on the board.
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Bangladesh’s Sri Lanka tour in July 2019 unlikely to go ahead after Easter bombings

  • The world was shocked after the suicide bombers wreaked havoc in Sri Lanka on the Easter Sunday on April 21. It was a terrorist attack which killed more than 250 people.
  • Churches and the five-star hotels were targetted in a ghastly attack and it has started to affect the cricket in the country as well.
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England vs Pakistan: Mickey Arthur clueless on how to stop Bombastic Buttler

  • Jos Buttler doesn’t have the word ‘mercy’ in his dictionary, definitely not when he’s plying his trade on the cricket pitch.
  • A glimpse of the ‘ruthlessness’ was seen yesterday at the Rose Bowl in Southampton when England played the second ODI against Pakistan.
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Andre Russell’s IPL form attracts interest of the BBL clubs ahead of the upcoming season

  • The ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season witnessed some brute hitting from Andre Russell who played for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • His amazing consistency and ability to win matches for the team from a hopeless position stunned many.
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Why did Anil Kumble leave out Virat Kohli from his IPL 2019 XI? He himself answers

  • The ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) didn’t go as planned for Virat Kohli.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), under his leadership, won only five matches in 14 matches and finished at the bottom of the points table.
  • (Read more about the story)

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