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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo Source: Twitter)

KL Rahul should bat at number 4 in the World Cup: Gautam Gambhir

  • With Ambati Rayudu being left out of the World Cup squad, who will bat at the number four slot is the question in everyone’s mind.
  • MSK Prasad cleared during the squad announcement that Vijay Shankar will be doing that job for the team at least at the start.
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Sourav Ganguly reckons India will miss Rishabh Pant in the World Cup

  • The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has come to an end and the focus now completely shifts on the upcoming World Cup to be played in England.
  • During the T20 tournament, all the teams announced their preliminary squads for the mega event.
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World Cup 2019: Each team to have a dedicated anti-corruption official during the tournament

  • With the ICC World Cup set to begin in another fortnight, not just the players, officials and fans are preparing for all the fun but also the bookers and fixing syndicates.
  • And to keep the evil force of fixing at bay, each of the 10 participating teams will have a dedicated anti-corruption officer during the tournament.
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Virat Kohli waiting for World Cup for last two years, says his childhood coach

  • Unlike many other cricketers, India captain Virat Kohli is fortunate to have won the World Cup in the very first edition he took part, in 2011.
  • He had a dream run that year by opening his batting account in the World Cup with an unbeaten hundred against Bangladesh (though that got eclipsed by Virender Sehwag’s 175).
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Graeme Swann names the toughest batsman he bowled to in his career

  • Graeme Swann is widely regarded to be one of the best spinners England have produced in the modern era, someone who was world class and can go one-on-one with the Asian tweakers as well on any pitch.
  • He had success in India, Sri Lanka and even in Australia and was one of the reasons during England’s rise in rankings during the early 2010s.
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Asif Ali brings aggression and power hitting to the Pakistani batting line-up: Ramiz Raja

  • Last month, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) named the national squad for the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales, starting May 30.
  • Pakistan are scheduled to lock horns with the Windies in their first match.
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Sunil Gavaskar feels Ranji Trophy winning players not playing IPL is surprising

  • The IPL 2019 came to an end with a glittering final between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings which saw MI become champions for a record fourth time by winning the match by just 1 run.
  • It was a fitting end to one of the best editions of the tournament which saw SRH qualifying for the playoffs on just 12 points.
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World Cup 2019: India’s two warm-up matches to telecast live

  • The ICC World Cup is around two weeks away and the teams are busy for their last-minute preparations.
  • The 10 participating teams will play two warm-up games each ahead of the tournament and the matches will take place between May 24 and 28.
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Gautam Gambhir lauds Hardik Pandya for making a grand comeback after the TV controversy

  • He might be busy tackling the hazards of a politicians’ life now but former India opener Gautam Gambhir did not lose track of the just-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.
  • Gambhir, who had a glorious career in the IPL with two title won for the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012 and 2014, felt Mumbai Indians (MI), all-rounder, Hardik Pandya had shown a lot of character this season, especially after all the controversies that had engulfed him.
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Will Shadab Khan and Mohammad Hafeez be fit for the World Cup? Inzamam-ul-Haq gives an update

  • Pakistan are currently involved in the ODI series against England and it was supposed to be the best practice for them ahead of the World Cup.
  • But with injuries to key players, the preparation has been far from ideal for the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side.
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World Cup 2019: Jasprit Bumrah will make a difference to India’s campaign, says Mohinder Amarnath

  • When it comes to winning World Cup in England, Mohinder Amarnath is no stranger.
  • The former India allrounder was a part of the historic team that had won the World Cup way back in 1983 against all the odds by beating the sturdy West Indies in the final.
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There are a lot of times MS Dhoni goes wrong with his tips, says Kuldeep Yadav

  • With the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier (IPL) coming to an end on Sunday, all the focus has now firmly shifted to the all-important World Cup.
  • India is one of the hot favourites to win the tournament in England and Wales.
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