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

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

The headlines and news stories that hogged the limelight today.

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virender Sehwag names the player who he backs to fetch more than Virat in IPL 2018 auction

  • Former Indian opener, Virender Sehwag who is the director and mentor of the Kings XI Punjab franchise gave an insight into what the team is looking for in the IPL 2018 auction.
  • Before going into the auction, all eight franchise will look to work on the team combination they wish to play. Questions like which player to buy, whom to RTM, etc are deliberated in the meetings leading into the auction.
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ECB releases the statement on Ben Stokes’ Bristol case

  • Meanwhile, Ben Stokes was first included in the Test squad for Ashes by the selectors though subject to his availability after the decision on the ongoing investigation.
  • Similarthings were happened in the subsequent ODI series and also for the upcoming Test series against New Zealand. But now after being charged, there will be exact clarity over his availability for England.
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Pakistan have been blown away in 10 overs feels Grant Flower

  • The Black Caps toppled the Men in Green in the first two ODIs and were heading into the 3rd ODI setting sights on the trophy.
  • Little did we know that Pakistan would falter such easily. They probably had one of their worst days in ODI cricket.
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All that you need to know about World Cup Qualifiers 2018

  • The 10 teams taking part in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 are split into two groups of five teams.
  • TheWindies, Ireland, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea and winners of the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 make up Group A, while Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Scotland, Hong Kong and runners-up of the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 form Group B.
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Virat Kohli edges past another Sachin Tendulkar record

  • You often tend to fall short of words when talking about Virat Kohli. Maybe, all the adjectives in a dictionary have already been employed to describe what a genius this man is.
  • Some love him for all his heroics and aggression on the field. Some hate him for all that he achieved at such a young age.
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Another Virat Kohli conversation with his partner caught on the stump mic

  • Both Virat and Ashwin strung together a stand and defied the South African attack that had the new red cherry in their hands. After scoring 38 runs Ashwin departed edging one to the slip and the tail was out in the middle.
  • Soonafter, India lost their first tailender in the form of Mohammed Shami, who had no answers whatsoever to Morne Morkel’s rabid, searing and scorching spell with the new ball.
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Top Pakistan pacer rejected a chance to join Basketball

  • The left-arm pacer has been a revelation in Pakistan cricket as his height and pace has troubled many top batsmen in the past.
  • The likes of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith are some of the names who have struggled to cope with the pace and the length of the left-arm bowler.
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The Indian team gets a taste of ‘Bhangra’ in Centurion

  •  And with the chants, could be a heard a popular Indian instrument, the Dhol.
  • The perks of having an open press box meant the ears slowly caught the tune of the Dhol and the sweet sound of Indian music on foreign soil.
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Knights hold Dolphins for a sensational tie

  •  Robert Frylinck smashed two sixes off the second and third delivery to end the excitement among the spectators as only two runs were needed off three balls.
  • The bowler hit back with a dot ball but ruined with a wide delivery which eventually tied the scores with two deliveries to go.
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Glenn Maxwell charged with breach of conduct in the ongoing BBL 07

  •  Maxwell put up a scintillating performance gripping four catches in another reminder that he is a complete package despite his place in Australian cricket continuing to loosen.
  • Healso performed equally well with the bat. After being dropped by Mohammad Nabi on seven runs, the master blaster finished his innings unbeaten 31.

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Joe Root reveals his reason to enter 2018 IPL Auction

  • Only recently, the BCCI revealed that as many as 1122 players from various countries have put forth their names for the mega IPL auction.
  • Root is one of the marquee players who has caught the eye. Entering the IPL auction for the first time in his career, he has set his base price at INR 1.5 crore
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India need to score 500 plus runs: Wasim Jaffer

  • After bowling out the hosts for 335, the Kohli-led team had the chance to build a grand total and establish their dominion in the match. But to his demise, the top order failed terribly, with Vijay’s 46 the only rescue.
  • However, the Indian skipper took it upon himself scoring a tenacious 85 bring some stability to India’s innings. India eventually culminated Day 2 at 183/5, with Kohli at the crease, partnered by Hardik Pandya on 11.
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India beat Nepal to enter semis of Blind Cricket World Cup

  • Electing to bat, Nepal could muster a measly 156 in 37.5 overs for the loss of nine wickets as India dished out fine all-round bowling and fielding effort.
  • For India, Prakash Jayaramiah took two wickets conceding 22 runs while skipper Ajay Reddy, Rambir, Prem Kumar and Jafar Iqbal picked up a wicket each
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Pakistan enters Blind World Cup semis, beat Australia by a record margin

  • Harron Khan also smashed his way to the century to help Pakistan go past their previous highest total.
  • Therun feast stopped only after the end of the overs as they posted 563 for 4 to ask the Australians to chase down a daunting target.
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Spinners take control of the new ball in Bangladesh

  • Even in the ongoing match between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, the move of opening with the spinners reaped rich rewards. The veteran Shakib scalped a couple in the first over itself leaving the visitors reeling two down with only a solitary run on the board.
  • Soloman Mire was stumped off the wide-ball smartly after which Craig Ervine presented a dolly to the short mid-wicket fielder.
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National selector Inzamam-ul-Haq slams Pakistan after ODI humilation

  • The Pakistan team has had a disappointing campaign in their ongoing tour of New Zealand.
  • The Green-shirts have already relinquished the five-match ODI series after losing the first three games, the last of which was a massive 183-run loss in Dunedin on Saturday when they were bowled out for just 74.
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Ben Stokes eager to ‘clear his name’ after being charged in Bristol brawl

  • The incident had taken place in September last year when he was arrested after an ugly brawl outside the bar in Bristol in the middle of an ODI series against Windies.
  • He was suspended by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) since then. However, Ben Stokes has cleared now that he is eager to clear his name from the incident after being charged by CPS.
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Ishant Sharma happy to shoulder burden as the ‘leader of the pace-attack’

  • At the start of the second Test, there were several questions raised when the most experienced pacer in the team was left out.
  • But when he was brought in for Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the 2nd Test in Centurion it didn’t quite go down well with the fans and experts.
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Virat Kohli helps Hardik Pandya in a unique way while batting

  • Though the skipper of the visitors Virat Kohli kept them at bay with a classy inning of an 85* and is looking good for yet another century in whites.
  • With him in the middle is the star all-rounder Hardik Pandya who played out the tricky period before the end of the day’s play. However, it was the strategy between the duo which helped Pandya to survive the impeccable bowling from Proteas.
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