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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

ICC World Cup 2019: Kevin Pietersen not convinced with Vijay Shankar’s selection for the tournament

  • The selection of batting all-rounder Vijay Shankar as India’s No.4 batsman for the upcoming World Cup has raised quite a few eyebrows.
  • Vijay, who would consider himself lucky to have made his ODI debut for India this January after all-rounder Hardik Pandya landed in an uncalled for controversy, pipped Ambati Rayudu to make the cut in the squad.
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ICC World Cup 2019: Indian skipper Virat Kohli delighted to have Vijay Shankar in the team

  • When it was revealed that Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar was included in the Indian 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019, at the expense of Ambati Rayudu, social media went into a tizzy making memes and jokes at the expense of Shankar and Rayudu both.
  • The fact that Rayudu was endorsed by Indian skipper Virat Kohli a few months back for the no.4 spot in the Indian team, made his exclusion all the more surprising.
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Unfortunate to see so many people going after MS Dhoni: Virat Kohli

  • Virat Kohli admires MS Dhoni a lot and it is not an unknown fact.
  • After taking over India’s leadership, he had stressed that Dhoni will forever be his captain and the trust and the mutual respect between them has been visible for the world since then.
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IPL 2019: RR’s Shreyas Gopal says one can’t plan dismissals of greats like AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli

  • Rajasthan Royals (RR) are having a tough time in the ongoing IPL 2019 as they are placed at the 7th spot on the points table after just 2 wins in 8 matches and four points.
  • They need to win all the matches from here on to have any chances of making it into the playoffs stage.
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ICC World Cup 2019: PCB names the Pakistan squad for the mega event

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has recently announced the 15-man squad for the ICC World Cup in England and Wales, set to get underway on Thursday, May 30.
  • Pakistan are scheduled to play their first match of the 50-overs tournament against the Windies at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
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IPL 2019: Harsha Bhogle calls Ravi Ashwin a standout leader, compares with MS Dhoni

  • The Kings XI Punjab broke their two-match losing streak by defeating Rajasthan Royals at their home and much of the contribution came from their skipper Ravi Ashwin.
  • The KXIP team is now at the fourth spot in the IPL 2019 points table with 5 wins from 9 matches and 10 points.
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Former South Africa Test batsman Stiaan van Zyl extends Kolpak deal with Sussex

  • Former South Africa batsman Stiaan van Zyl who plays for English county side Sussex has extended his Kolpak deal, the club has confirmed.
  • The 31-year-old left-hand batsman, who played 12 Tests for his country between 2014 and 2016 and has one international hundred, joined Sussex ahead of the 2017 season and has scored over 1,500 runs in the first-class format since then at an impressive average of over 44.
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: CSA announces South Africa’s 15-man squad for the tournament

  • Cricket South Africa (CSA) has come up with the Proteas’ 15-man squad for the upcoming World Cup starting on May 30.
  • All the eyes were on the selectors as Hashim Amla‘s place in the team wasn’t. The 36-year-old was out of form during the Test series against Sri Lanka and then wasn’t included in the first three ODIs against the same team.
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ICC World Cup 2019: SLC announces the 15-man squad for the tournament

  • Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has finally announced its 15-man squad for the World Cup with a completely new captain in Dimuth Karunaratne out of nowhere.
  • The appointment was made public on Wednesday and the selectors met the skipper on Thursday to finalise the team.
  • (Read more about the story)

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