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.

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh. (Photo Source: IANS)

Yuvraj Singh contemplating retirement to ply his trade in foreign T20 leagues

  • Yuvraj Singh is mulling international and first-class retirement after yet another under-whelming Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
  • He played for the title-winning Mumbai Indians (MI) and featured only in four matches for them only to be benched for the rest of the season.
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World Cup 2019: Gautam Gambhir picks his favourites for the tournament

  • England and South Africa will lock horns in the World Cup opener only 11 days away from now and a lot of cricket experts have put their prediction hats on.
  • Even Gautam Gambhir has joined the bandwagon now and has picked his favourites for the quadrennial event.
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World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar opines that preparation for batting at No.4 will be a real challenge

  • Vijay Shankar’s selection in the Indian squad for the ICC World Cup 2019 saw many raised eyebrows given that it came at the cost of Ambati Rayudu losing his spot after a prolonged phase of paltry form.
  • Despite him being backed by the coach and captain at one point of the team.
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MCA owes Mumbai Police Rs 21.34 crore for providing security in the last 7 years

  • The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has failed to clear the dues of seven Indian Premier League (IPL) seasons to Mumbai Police.
  • The police have been providing proper security to all the matches, including the IPL, played in the city.
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World Cup 2019: Afghanistan will certainly give scare to certain teams in England, opines Anil Kumble

  • Former India captain Anil Kumble believes Afghanistan has the potential to spring quite a few big surprises in the upcoming World Cup.
  • Afghanistan has come a long way since achieving its ODI status in 2009.
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World Cup 2019: Sanjay Bangar reveals what makes Team India unique

  • The Indian team will leave for the ICC World Cup 2019 on May 22.
  • Considering that they are one of the favourites to lift the prestigious Cup, a lot is nervy on the 15-man who will participate in the event.
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Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul break into India’s top 50 Most Desirable Men in 2018

  • The Times of India released India’s 50 most desirable men in 2018 recently and the Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal topped the list.
  • Apart from the Bollywood stars, the cricketers also made it to the list and not surprisingly, the Indian captain Virat Kohli is at the fifth position.
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Being criticised for picking and choosing games also played a role in me retiring: AB de Villiers

  • AB de Villiers announcing his retirement from international cricket was one of the major happenings in the cricketing fraternity in 2018.
  • He had a great Indian Premier League (IPL) season prior to that and had made a comeback in January itself with an aim to play the World Cup for South Africa in 2019.
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World Cup 2019: Team management’s advice to India’s 15-man squad ahead of the tournament

  • All the teams are gearing up for the upcoming World Cup which is set to get underway on May 30.
  • While some are busy playing bilateral series in and around England, few teams have started a preparatory camp in the country to get hold of the conditions.
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World Cup 2019: Justin Langer feels England are the hot favourites to win the tournament

  • Australia head coach Justin Langer has showered praises over the arch-rivals England team for their phenomenal run in the ODI cricket in the last few years.
  • The World Cup hosts are currently busy playing Pakistan in the five-match series and have cleared their intentions to the other teams.
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World Cup 2019: Justin Langer hails Steve Smith for his consistency, compares the batter with Sachin Tendulkar

  • Lavishing praise on Steve Smith, Australia head coach Justin Langer compared the former captain with the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Langer was mighty impressed after watching Smith play an “unbelievable shot” in Brisbane.
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MCA shortlists three candidates for the post of Mumbai coach

  • The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has been inviting applications for the post of coaches especially for the senior men’s team which has a remuneration of Rs 24 lakh for the contract period (one year), while bonus to him will be Rs 12 lakh for “winning the Ranji Trophy” or Rs 6 lakh for finishing as runners-up in the premier domestic tournament.
  • The process has been in limbo thanks to the confusion of the Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) chairman and a few other things.
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I don’t regret missing a hundred in 2011 World Cup final, says Gautam Gambhir

  • There is no doubt about the fact that Gautam Gambhir is India’s World Cup hero.
  • If his 75-run knock in World T20 final in 2007 was special, his 97 in the 2011 50-over World Cup final is still etched in the minds of the fans.
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World Cup 2019: Tom Curran says he chose BBL over IPL to prepare for ICC event

  • England all-rounder Tom Curran had made the preliminary squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 and is currently engaged in the ODI series against Pakistan.
  • Curran, who had played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2018 which was his debut season, opted to give the T20 league a pass and instead chose to feature in the Australian Big Bash League this season in a bid to prepare for the ICC event.
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