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

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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Rafi cricket stadium
Rafi cricket stadium. (Photo Source: Wikipedia)

IPL 2019: KKR releases Mitchell Starc; his participation uncertain for the season

  • However, the left-armer suffered from a tibial bone stress fracture prior to the T20 league and was subsequently ruled out.
  • Starc lately played the three-match ODI series against South Africa and finished with four wickets.
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Pakistan all set to construct its largest cricket stadium

  • Pakistan boast of some of the most glorious stadiums in the cricketing world, namely Karachi National Stadium.
  • The ceremony was attended by a number of eminent personalities, including the likes of Zaheer Abbas, Shahid Afridi and Fawad Alam.
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Australia vs South Africa: Dale Steyn set to miss one-off T20I

  • The Phalaborwa-born fast bowler would be playing under the leadership of right-handed batsman Farhaan Behardien.
  • He finished with seven wickets from three matches and showed the reasons why he is regarded as one of the best in the business despite age not being on his side.
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IPL 2019: CSK release English speedster Mark Wood

  • The Yellow Army thumped Kane Williamson’s Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
  • The seamer left the T20 tournament midway and went to represent his county Durham at the first-class level.
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PSL 2019: Wasim Akram takes over as the president of Karachi Kings

  • A day after revealing the retained squad, they appointed former national team captain Wasim Akram as the president of the team.
  • The franchise owner Salman Iqbal Ary made the announcement and welcomed Akram to the family.
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Kashmir should be allowed to evolve as an independent country: Shahid Afridi

  • India and Pakistan have been at loggerheads with each surrounding the occupancy of Kashmir other ever since the partition back in 1947.
  • However, the comments didn’t go down well with people across the border and he became a recipient of a severe amount of criticism.
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Kolkata court summons Mohammed Shami in cheque bounce case

  • The case went to such an extent that Shami’s future as a cricketer also came under the clouds.
  • Not being able to attend the same may also result in the issuance of an arrest warrant against Shami.
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Cricket West Indies announce Test captain in absence of Jason Holder for Bangladesh tour

  • After the unsuccessful tour of India, the young Windies team will now be up against a strong Bangladesh team at their home.
  • While Windies will want this tour to shape up positively for them, the challenge intensifies as they will be without regular skipper Jason Holder.
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India have the bowling to thump Australia: Ashish Nehra

  • India are scheduled to play Australia in a three-match T20I, four-match Test and three-match ODI series.
  • In the meantime, former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra believes India have a great chance of toppling the Aussies.
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Mark Waugh doesn’t like Glenn Maxwell batting at No.7

  • At No.7, Maxwell has an impressive average of 46.75 which is way better than his overall average of 32.02 but yet Waugh is not convinced.
  • Did Aaron Finch, who took over Australia’s ODI captain before this series, err in sending the Victoria batsman too late in the chase?
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IPL 2019: AB de Villiers looks forward to meeting Virat Kohli and RCB mates

  • He might have called it a day in international cricket but for AB de Villiers, cricket is still not a thing of the past.
  • RCB have played the final thrice and the last time they did so was in 2016 when they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the title round.
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Mzansi Super League 2018: Jozi Stars appoint Dane Vilas as their captain

Not all teams can play like India, says Australia captain Aaron Finch ahead of high-profile series

  • Australia have had a poor run in 2018, ending the year with an ODI series at home against South Africa.
  • Finch’s side will now face India in a three-match T20I series at home followed by a four-Test and three-ODI series going into 2019.
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Women’s World T20 2018: Meet the first couple to bat together in an ICC tournament

  • This happened when South Africa Women faced Sri Lanka Women in the league game on Tuesday.
  • South Africa’s opening game in the tournament against England was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain.
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Mzansi Super League 2018: AB de Villiers announces his comeback with 93 in a practice game

  • For the first time since his retirement, former Proteas cricketer AB de Villiers stepped onto the cricket field to play a match and it was a knock of impact.
  • MSL 2018 will feature star T20 cricketers from around the world and promises to be an exciting contest.
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