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.

Ellyse Perry of Australia
Ellyse Perry of Australia. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Mitchell Santner signed up by Derbyshire for the 2018 T20 blast

  • For the second half of the 2018 season, Derbyshire have signed up New Zealand spin bowling all-rounder Mitchell Santner as an overseas player.
  • The Kiwi all-rounder delivered some star performances for Worcestershire for the 2017 edition, claiming 13 wickets from 14 matches.
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Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq calls for change after New Zealand drubbing

  •  Pakistan even registered a 5-0 series win over Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates later in 2017 and looked in blistering form before the tour.
  • However, Pakistan failed to continue the momentum and conceded a humiliating series defeat against the Kiwis last month.
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Aussie cricketer Ellyse Perry reveals why she picked the Number 8 jersey

  •  In recent times, she has been one of the most integral parts of the Australia Women’s side in recent times. In a recent interview, Perry was asked about her relationship with the sport and how she developed a love for the sport.
  • She went on to add that her father began teaching her how to play and she continued as she watched the Australian sides play growing up.
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Benched for five years, Baba Aparajith disappointed with another IPL snub

  • Tamil Nadu cricketer Baba Aparajith has been a very unfortunate cricketer in the history of the IPL thus far. Having been a part of the IPL roster for the last five years, the all-rounder is yet to get a game to his name.
  • Aparajith was on the bench for the Chennai Super Kings for three years before warming up the bench for the Rising Pune Supergiant in the tournament.
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Unsold Unmukt Chand to ply his trade in Division cricket during IPL 2018

  • The ride for Unmukt Chand in his cricket career has seen a lot of highs and lows. He had successfully led the Indian team in the ICC U19 World Cup 2012.
  • His century in the finals against the Australia U19 had helped India clinch the title after four years. Since then, he was touted as the next leader of the Indian team and a batting mainstay too.
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MS Dhoni better used as a batsman up the order, says Suresh Raina

  • Apart from his wicketkeeping prowess and contribution behind the stumps in the ongoing tour of South Africa, MS Dhoni has been rather disappointing with the bat.
  • With a string of low-scores to his name, the 36-year old has seen his finishing abilities diminish with the decade of cricket he has played for the country.
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Central contracts for team India players stuck in official red tape

  • The BCCI has been working out on a new model for assigning the annual central contracts for the Indian cricketers.
  • The cricketers of team India are involved in international and domestic action all the year around. And in order to maintain a good balance between work and remuneration, the BCCI has reportedly submitted their new blue print to the central government.
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No doubts that Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal can win Tests for India: Sunil Gavaskar

  • The two had replaced established Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja after the finals of Champions Trophy which India lost against arch-rivals Pakistan.
  • The praise for the duo-spinners has been coming from every corner of the world as the two continue to dominate the batters through their performance.
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IPL 2018: Australian batsman emerges as top contender for KKR captaincy role

  • Meanwhile, the KKR bowling lineup boasts of some really big names. They have international stars like Mitchell Starc and Sunil Narine in their lineup.
  • Also, they have roped in young stars of the victorious India U19 side. The likes of Shubman Gill, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, and Shivam Mavi are all set for their maiden stint in the IPL.
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India U19 vs Australia U19 World Cup 2018 final fetches over 3 crore views

  • Meanwhile, the senior men’s team were also involved in their international assignments at the same time. In the same week, team India played two ODIs against South Africa.
  • The second and the third ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of South Africa was played during the week. The live broadcast of the two one-dayers has grabbed all the positions in the BARC top five sports genre programmes.
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ECB announces franchises for IPL-styled T20 league

  • Currently, the T20 competition in England is the NatWest T20 Blast. However, in order to provide exposure to the youngsters, and also in a bid to generate better revenues, ECB is keen on starting a T20 league which will run on the lines of the IPL.
  • As per the plans, the ECB has shortlisted the year of 2020 to be the year when the first edition of this T20 league will get underway.
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IPL-style T20 league set to take place in Canada?

  • Singh has clear plans regarding staging the T20 league in Canada and has already done the test run some time ago which was fairly successful.
  • He has also undertaken the responsibility to build an indoor Stadium near the Niagara Falls to address the problem of lack of infrastructure. He is also planning to rope in top cricketers from Windies to promote Canada Premier league.
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Virat Kohli is No. 1 captain in terms of series wins: Virender Sehwag

  • Kohli is having a dream run against Proteas with the bat as he has smashed three centuries on the tour so far.
  • He was the only centurion in the Test series which the home side won by 2-1 and carried the momentum in the ODI series scoring a couple more 100+ scores. He has taken his game a notch higher ever since taking over the mantle of the Indian team from MS Dhoni.
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Ellyse Perry trumps Mithali Raj to become No. 1 in ICC ODI rankings

  •  Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry has taken her top spot for the first time in her career. The injured Aussie skipper Meg Lanning has moved to No. 2 in the ICC ODI rankings for batswomen in Women’s cricket.
  • However, Raj will have another chance to regain her numero uno position in March when Australia is set to travel India for ODI series.
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Ravichandran Ashwin defends the IPL, says money brings motivation to move ahead

  • Veteran Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin looked visibly unhappy with many critics calling the IPL as a money laundering business. Some people have always been critical in their view of the cash rich IPL.
  • Many believe that the money corrupts the players and the focus has changed from hardwork to fetching money. However, Ashwin, as per the recent quotes in Times of India, has defended the IPL.
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IPL 2018: Prithvi Shaw looking forward to his stint with the Delhi Daredevils

  • Young Indian batsman Prithvi Shaw is making a big name for himself in Indian cricket at such a young age. The Mumbai cricketer recently led the India U19 team to a World Cup win in the U19 World Cup this year.
  • After his arrival back home, he went straight to join the Mumbai team for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Shaw, who is just touching 19, already has a bat sponsor and is the brand ambassador of Protinex.
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Rohit-Dhawan the best opening pair in world cricket when in form, feels former Indian cricketer

  • Team India created history with their recent win in the fifth ODI of the ongoing 6-match ODI series against South Africa. With the win, they sealed the series, which is their first on the South African soil.
  • The cricket fraternity has been showering praises on the Indian side. On the eve of the final ODI, former Indian cricketer Kris Srikkanth also joined the list of well wishers.
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Fan gets lucky in the record-breaking NZ vs AUS T20I, wins NZD 50,000

  • Hours earlier, Australia created history by pulling off the highest successful run-chase in the history of Twenty20 cricket at Eden Park in Auckland.
  • The Kangaroos chased down a target of 244 with seven balls to spare, courtesy a 121-run opening partnership between David Warner and D’Arcy Short.
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Sri Lanka all set to launch their own T20 league again

  • The success of the T20 leagues across the world is quite evident. With the Indian Premier League (IPL) yielding great success, the other nations are also considering launching their own T20 leagues.
  • Among the latest to join the list is the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). The Sri Lankan board is keen on launching a T20 league of their own this year.
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