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.

Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav of RCB celebrates a wicket. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Being called to bowl in the nets Prasidh Krishna ended up with a spot in the KKR squad

  • As per reports Kamlesh Nagarkoti came into the tournament with a foot injury and hadn’t recovered one week into the IPL.
  • KKR wanting to play safe ruled him out of the tournament added Karnataka pacer Prasidh Krishna to the team.
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Umesh Yadav wishes to play international cricket in all formats

  • Umesh Yadav has been one of India’s most reliable bowlers in international cricket, especially in Test cricket.
  • However, the emergence of pacers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, who have been exceptional for India, has ensured that he remains sidelined in the ODI and T20I format.
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Airtel asked to amend its IPL campaign by Court

  • The cash-rich tournament is a bonanza time for the broadcasters and sponsors too as they look to maximize their earnings during this festive season.
  • It is probably the best time for the companies to launch marketing campaigns and introduce various offers so as to gain a larger share in the market.
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Discarded pacer Wahab Riaz responds to Mickey Arthur’s criticism

  • According to reports, Wahab took part in a fitness test and he scored 17.4, which is above the qualification mark but, Arthur wanted the pacer to touch at least 19 to get into the probable list.
  • The failure in the fitness test is the main reason behind his omission from the Test camp for the upcoming UK tour.
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CSA mourn Lungi Ngidi’s father’s death

  • Lungi Ngidi has recently been severely jolted as his father has passed away following a back operation.
  • Subsequently, Lungi, the youngest of the four sons of Jerome and Bongi Ngidi, has left the Indian Premier League (IPL) midway where he was a part of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) who bagged him in the auction for INR 50 Lakhs.
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IPL 2018: Kiwi pacer replaces injured Pat Cummins for Mumbai Indians

  • The defending champions are yet to register a victory after playing two matches this season.
  • Moreover, both their losses have been heartbreaking given the fact that they were in winning positions and were on the receiving end in the final over heroics from the opposition.
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IPL 2018: KKR adds the former Indian all-rounder to their support staff

  • KKR is all set to lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Saturday in front of their home crowd. They have also named Prasidh Krishna as the replacement for Nagarkoti who was ruled out of the tournament earlier in the day.
  • They have played two matches so far and have tasted success in one of those matches while losing heartbreakingly in the other game.
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Dinesh Karthik keeping up with the proceedings in Commonwealth Games

  • The Kolkata Knight Riders found a new captain in Dinesh Karthik for the eleventh edition. The Tamil Nadu born opener is in good form as he was on the back of a thrilling series win in the Nidahas Trophy against Bangladesh.
  • Karthik had a topsy-turvy start to his captaincy stint with KKR as they won the first match against RCB quite comfortably and then went on to lose a thriller to CSK.
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Virat Kohli tops the charts for Social Media presence as a Cricketer

  • Basketball icon LeBron James (76.2 million) is in the second position followed by Tyler Blevins (66.7 mn), courtesy some rapidly growing fan following of eSports.
  • Then comes Virat Kohli with 52 million social media interactions in March, the only cricketer to feature in the top 10 of the list.
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IPL 2018: Kamlesh Nagarkoti ruled out of the tournament; replacement announced

  • Kamlesh sustained a foot injury in the lead up to the tournament and the team management had kept him under keen observation before he was ruled out.
  • However, his replacement has been announced by the franchise right away ahead of their game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Saturday.
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BCB in talks with BCCI to change the venue for Afghanistan series

  • Coming June, Bangladesh were set to face Afghanistan in a three-match ODI series to be held in India.
  • The proposed venue for the series was decided as Dehradun as per earlier agreement.
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IPL 2018: Bookie arrested in Dhanbad

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) has already witnessed several high voltage games with teams stacked up almost equally.
  • Several youngsters have already proved their mettle and have outclassed the experienced and seasoned campaigners. The coming matches promise to be more exciting and loads of entertainment is in store for the fans.
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Feroz Shah Kotla to continue hosting IPL games

  • Due to political tensions in Chennai, matches have been shifted to Pune while the playoff games were removed from Pune due to water issues.
  • Reports had emerged stating that the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium may also lose its home games due to a 1996 case regarding the safety of the old Club House which has a seating capacity of 2000 apart from the media enclosure.
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IPL 2018: Washington Sundar heaps praise on this teen sensation

  • Washington Sundar and his meteoric rise in International cricket have been quite a story and he started off quite brilliantly in the ongoing IPL.
  • He bowled a terrific spell against the Kings XI Punjab the other night and took a few crucial wickets as well. He also had some words of encouragement for the other teen spin sensation from Afghanistan.
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IPL 2018: Hardik Pandya back in the nets ahead of the game against Delhi Daredevils

  • MI will face Delhi Daredevils (DD) at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and it will be their first-afternoon game.
  • Both the teams are yet to get on board even after playing two matches and one of them are expected to get back on track on the day. Though the home side looks favourites on paper, Delhi too has a strong unit and can trump any team on their day.
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IPL 2018: AB de Villiers feels sorry after RCB’s victory against KXIP

  • AB de Villiers got out in the 19th over off Andre Tye when RCB needed 20 more runs to win the game. He regretted the moment and felt sorry for not being at the crease till the last moment.
  • His dismissal kept the pressure on the lower order batsman but Washington Sundar managed to finish the game in the final over the game with two boundaries off Mohit Sharma.
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IPL 2018: Shakib-Al-Hasan terms one SRH player as a ‘big-plus’ of the franchise

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad is currently in the driver’s seat after winning two in two games and topping the points table of the ongoing IPL season.
  • The SRH all-rounder Shakib did his part for the franchise in those two games, but the x-factor of the side is Rashid Khan, whose wrist spin is tough to tackle for the opposition.
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IPL 2018: Dinesh Karthik backs Vinay Kumar to come back strong

  • Vinay Kumar was facing the heat in both the games for conceding 65 runs in the 3.5 overs he bowled in two games thus far. Dinesh Karthik was asked if KKR will continue to persist with the pacer.
  • The skipper sounded positive and backed the pacer for bowling in pressurized situations in both the games.
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CSK wanted to play their home games in Mumbai after moving out of Chennai

  • As per TOI, BCCI had given CSK four choices – Visakhapatnam, Thiruvananthapuram, Pune and Rajkot to move their matches.
  • Based on information from their source the daily mentioned that Super Kings’ demand to be allotted CCI was rejected by the board.
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