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.

Tom Curran
Tom Curran of Kolkata Knight Riders celebrates fall of Shreyas Gopal’s wicket. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Virat Kohli opens up on rumors over MS Dhoni’s future

  • Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper across all formats, is currently facing the music which MS Dhoni has been combating for over a decade.
  • Captaining an Indian side always a difficult job but for a mentally tough character like Kohli, it’s just another challenge.
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IPL 2018: It has been an unbelievable experience, says Tom Curran on being a part of the IPL

  • He thus far has played 2 games for the franchise and things haven’t gone the way he would’ve liked. He conceded way too many runs, but he got some crucial wickets.
  • The youngster has the ability to swing the ball at a decent pace and will be a force to reckon with in the times to come.
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Gary Kirsten had confidence in Virat Kohli since the start of his career

  • Virat Kohli, ever since he made his international debut, has taken giant strides. En route his illustrious career, the Delhi-batsman has smashed several records and has only grown in stature over the years.
  • Such has been his dominance that comparisons have been drawn between him and Sachin Tendulkar, the legendary Indian batsman.
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CSA seeks interim agreement with South Africa players

  • South African cricket has been on the brink of turmoil for the past few days with a disagreement brimming between the cricketers and Cricket South Africa (CSA) regarding the new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
  • Owing to the inability of reaching common grounds, the CSA is currently looking to sign an interim agreement while an MoU is finalised.
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IPL 2018: Royals all-rounder keen on picking tricks of the trade from Ben Stokes

  • The Rajasthan Royals have had a mixed bag of performances in the 2018 edition of the IPL. Coming in to the tournament, they arrived with a new look squad. The squad boasts of big names of T20 cricket like Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes.
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IPL 2018: We have many areas that need improvement, admits RCB overseas recruit

  • As per the recent quotes in Sportstarlive, RCB pacer Chris Woakes has admitted that the team requires a lot of improvement in many areas.
  • He specifically noted that poor death bowling has been hurting the team big time. He hopes to get the plans executed perfectly in the fixtures to come.
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IPL 2018: Suresh Raina might play against Rajasthan Royals

  • There have been quite a few setbacks for the CSK, the most gut-wrenching one being that of the home games of the side being shifted from Chennai to Pune.
  • Friday’s match will be this season’s first match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
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IPL 2018: MS Dhoni might not keep wickets against RR

  • This has been an injury-plagued season for the Chennai Super Kings, having lost Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav and Faf du Plessis already due to injuries.
  • Whilst Raina and Du Plessis are expected to return soon, Jadhav has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament. But the worst part for CSK is to see their talismanic skipper MS Dhoni getting injured.
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IPL 2018: MS Dhoni set to play against Rajasthan Royals

  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans were taken aback after knowing that their most loved cricketer and skipper MS Dhoni missed the practice session.
  • His back was in the bad shape in the last game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) when he almost won them the game with the 79-run knock.
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ECB set to introduce a new format of cricket

  • The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) having developed and introduced the Twenty20 format of the game is once again working on a new version.
  • ECB has a new plan for a domestic tournament with 8 teams that will be rolled out in 2020. The Chairmen and Chief Executives of the First-Class Counties and MCC were presented with the proposal today.
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IPL 2018: Star India registers historic viewership figures in the first week

  • It was with Sony for the first decade and when the window finally opened Star put in a bid worth more than Rs 16,000 crores to bag it for the next five years.
  • Having invested that kind of money the channel is doing all in its power to reach out to audiences that remained untapped in the past.
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IPL 2018: The bond between Nitish Rana and Sanju Samson

  • Vishwanath and Anil, the father of Sanju and Nitish respectively, have been constables in Delhi Police. While, Anil, a fast-bowling all-rounder himself, trained Nitish, Vishwanath took charge of Sanju and his elder brother Sally.
  • Yesterday KKR and the Royals were pitted against each other at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur and both families had the privilege to watch their sons live.
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IPL 2018: Not a fan of R Ashwin bowling Leg-spin, reckons Kris Srikkanth

  • Srikkanth believes there’s a lot of positivity about Ashwin. He also praised the way he thinks and the attacking field placements he sets during the game.
  • Despite mentioning a fact that they got all the boxed ticket, he reckons Ashwin has nothing to prove and he need not attempt to bowl leg-spin.
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Fakhar Zaman can put pressure on the opposition like Sehwag or Warner: Wasim Akram

  • For all the hard work he has put in over the course of time, Fakhar Zaman has been named in the Pakistan Test squad for the first time in his career. Many experts are touting this to be a masterstroke as Zaman has the ability to win games all by himself.
  • Pakistani legend Wasim Akram too had a similar opinion and compared him to some other great openers in the fraternity.
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IPL 2018: Kris Srikkanth reckons the SRH are heavily dependent on one batsman

  • Former Indian cricketer Kris Srikkanth believes that the Sunrisers have done a great job thus far and are not missing David Warner much.
  • Many touted that the team would fall apart with Warner not being a part of the team, but as it turned out, they won their first three games in dramatic style and are in the top half of the table comfortably.
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Bangladesh board omits six players from annual contract

  • Bangladesh cricket strained to make an impact and was far from their best in the previous year.
  • In both Tests and limited-over fixtures, they have mostly been brushed aside comprehensively. In nine Tests, they managed to win a couple against Sri Lanka and Australia respectively.
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Samit Patel wants people to look out for two young Pakistani talents

  •  Islamabad United were the champions this year who lifted the trophy for the second time in three years to become the most successful team of the tournament.
  • Samit Patel played a crucial role in winning them the trophy. However, the all-rounder from England has heaped praises on Hussain Talat and Asif Ali and has termed them as ‘great talents in the country’.
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IPL 2018: Gautam Gambhir disappointed with remarks over his side’s poor form

  • Gautam Gambhir returned to his hometown franchise Delhi Daredevils after a momentous 8-year stint with the Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • Unfortunately for him, his return has failed to inspire the Delhi side to change their fate in the tournament. The Daredevils reached the final four previously in 2012 and from then, they always remained in the bottom half.
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IPL 2018: Virat Kohli urges the fans to not get judgmental just after 10 days

  • Indian skipper across all formats Virat Kohli has been in a golden run of form in 2018 and the world saw his exploits in South Africa.
  • by his form, many felt this might as well be Royal Challengers’ season to turn things around, but as many already know, one player can’t win his side the game if the others are not providing ample support.
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Pandurang Salgaonkar set to return as curator at Pune stadium

  • After an ICC inquiry and various investigations, the ban was sanctioned as he failed to report the occurrence of all these illegal activities which disparages the spirit of the game.
  • The investigation also concluded that there was no monetary offer made to the 68-year-old to change the nature of the pitch. Salgaonkar also lost his MCA managing committee member’s post from the Sindhudurg district following the incident.
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