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

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

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

Virat Kohli with the Audi RS 5 Coupe
Virat Kohli with the Audi RS 5 Coupe. (Photo Source: Twitter)

IPL 2018: After shoe hurling in Chennai, here is what is bothering players in Hyderabad

  • The venue of Hyderabad has been an iconic one in the country. The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium has been hosting the domestic and the international matches for a very long time.
  • Also, it is one of the better venues in the country when it comes to hosting of the IPL matches. This season, the home side – Sunrisers Hyderabad – have already played a couple of matches at the venue.
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Axar Patel is taking advice from ‘one of the legends of the game’

  • Axar Patel was one of the best players for Kings XI Punjab in the last season. The left-arm spinner took 15 wickets in the season.
  • He was quite handy with the bat too, as he scored 227 runs, which is very good considering that he bats in the lower middle order.
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After Maria Sharapova another celebrity claims he doesn’t know who Sachin Tendulkar is

  • Earlier, the Tennis star Maria Sharapova had attracted the ire of the Indian fans after she admitted that she is unknown about the identity of Sachin. She was hilariously trolled by everyone and few also lashed out at her after her comment.
  • Even Dennis Freedman, the Australian journalist, has always tried to tease the fans by taking a cheeky dig at the greatest ever cricketer.
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Virat Kohli’s car collection values more than double the PSL prize money

  • According to Cartoq, Virat Kohli’s new Bentley Continental G, which he added to his collection just days ahead of the IPL, is apparently registered in his brother’s name—Vikas Kohli—and Virat, who happens to be a brand ambassador for Audi, is the second owner.
  • Other Bentley owners in the Indian team include Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh. He also became the first owner of Audi’s RS 5 Coupe, which was bought unveiled on Wednesday.
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IPL 2018: Playoffs to be shifted out of Pune

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) this season has witnessed quite a few changes. After the initial schedule was announced a couple of matches had to be moved out of Bangalore since the state of Karnataka goes to poll.
  • Then due to protests in Chennai during their first at the home ground MA Chidambaram Stadium, all of Chennai Super Kings matches were moved out of the city and given to Pune.
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IPL 2018: Rashid Khan feels Mayank Markande is ‘amazing’

  • The 20-year-old from Bathinda, Punjab, Markande has pulled off 2 scintillating spells in two consecutive matches
  • . In eight overs of his IPL career, he had conceded just 46 runs and has picked up 7 wickets, thereby earning the coveted purple cap.
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IPL 2018: Eoin Morgan praises Ben Stokes for paving the way for English cricketers in the league

  • Ben Stokes has effortlessly been among the greatest all-rounders England have ever produced. Apart from smashing the ball a country mile, he can also make the leather talk to a significant extent.
  • Following sterling performances for the national team, the Rising Pune Supergiant forked out a mammoth INR 14.5 crore for the Christchurch-born cricketer.
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Mohammad Abbas joins Leicestershire for County season

  • The Indian captain Virat Kohli is also set to join Surrey after the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) and will play around 3-4 games ahead of India’s tour to England which begins in July.
  • Meanwhile, prior to India, the Men in Green will tour the country in May for a two-match Test series. They are leaving no stones unturned in their preparations for the tour as PCB has picked a 25-man preliminary squad for a camp ahead of the tour.
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Pakistan planning to use Fakhar Zaman in a role similar to Warner

  • The problems for the team has been their dismal run recently in the longest format.
  • Their losses against a much weakened Sri Lankan team in UAE have propelled the management to think out of the box.
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IPL 2018: Rashid Khan resumes old rivalry in style

  • The Afghanistan spinner also added that it is not possible to achieve the same results in every game. SRH clinched the game in the last very with only one wicket remaining.
  • T20 cricket is unpredictable. One over can easily change the course of the match. All the games cannot be won single-handedly.
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Former Indian cricketer terms Dinesh Karthik’s comeback as ‘unbelievable’

  • Karthik is currently leading Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) and plying his trade at the helm as well.
  • Karthik was the part of India’s inaugural World T20 triumph in South Africa way back in 2007 but faded away slowly from the international arena.
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IPL 2018: Brendon Mccullum brings captaincy skills to RCB squad

  • We all know that Brendon Mccullum is an explosive batsman. But apart from that, the leadership qualities that he brings to the side in unparalleled.
  • The former Kiwi skipper has played T20 cricket all over the world and has been a part of different cultures. Thus, he is used to playing with different cricketers and assisting them in the best possible manner.
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IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings fans attacked by protesters

  • The Chennai Super Kings is probably the most followed franchise in the Indian Premier League. A two year suspension added more loyalty among the fans towards the franchises.
  • The Chepauk stadium in Chennai is known to be a fortress for the team as the visitors often find it difficult to get the ball rolling. MS Dhoni has a win percentage of over 60% at the Cheapuk and fans turn up in big numbers to support their ‘Thala.’
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Mickey Arthur questions Wahab Riaz’s work ethics and training

  • Wahab Riaz was a notable player missing from the list that saw questions being raised over Mickey Arthur, the coach, on his desire to create a ‘high-performance’ environment in the team.
  • As per the coach, he laid emphasis on the intolerable dreary training work ethics that rules some of the players out of the team.
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Look who is likely to make his Pakistan debut against Ireland

  • Team Pakistan is all set to tour England and Ireland this season. The preparations for the tour have already begun.
  • As per the recent reports, the selectors and the team management have also started working on the permutations and combinations that the team will go ahead with in the matches on the tour.
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Cricket Australia strike mega broadcast deal for six years

  • The recent times have been very tough for the Cricket Australia (CA). The cricketing board found itself in the middle of absolute brouhaha surrounding the sandpaper gate.
  • The fans were disappointed with national heroes being involved in ball tampering saga. Certainly, the entire episode saw a lot of infamy come to the CA.
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IPL 2018: Daniel Vettori wary of Chris Gayle’s strength

  • Meanwhile, Chris Gayle, who played for the Challengers for the previous seven seasons, is now a part of the Punjab franchise.
  • Though after Punjab’s victorious, Gayle is unlikely to feature in the playing eleven, Daniel Vettori, the head coach of RCB doesn’t want to be complacent and has accordingly planned to stop the hulk-like Jamaican cricketer.
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IPL 2018: Opening game between Mumbai and Chennai shatters few records

  • The opening match between the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) turned out a thrilling contest as the game went right down to the wire.
  • Both teams fought tooth and nail, however, MS Dhoni’s men managed to brush the hosts aside at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Quite expectantly, the game attracted massive popularity among the viewers.
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