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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga. (Photo Source: MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

IPL 2019: Lasith Malinga to leave for Sri Lanka to participate in domestic One-Day tournament

  • The Lasith Malinga tale in the Indian Premier League (IPL) tale has taken another U-turn.
  • He will be returning to Sri Lanka on Wednesday to participate in the domestic One-Day tournament which is set to commence on April 4 and will conclude on April 11.
  • (Read more on the story)

Yasir Shah is embarrassed, says Mickey Arthur over the leg-spinner’s latest Tik-Tok video

  • Australia whitewashed Pakistan in the recently concluded five-match ODI series in the UAE.
  • The home team had rested a few of the key players to test out the fringe cricketers ahead of the World Cup.
  • (Read more on the story)

Rahul Dravid to run the National Cricket Academy

  • Former Indian cricketer turned cricket administrator Rahul Dravid will now play a crucial role in shaping the future of the young cricketing talents in India.
  • The batting legend will now have the responsibility of running the prestigious and all important National Cricket Academy (NCA).
  • (Read more on the story)

ICC brought under scanner after no-ball gaffe in IPL 2019

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 has become known for the controversies it saw in the very first week of the tournament.
  • First, it was the rank turning pitch at the Chepauk on which the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were bowled out for 70 runs in the tournament opener.
  • (Read more on the story)

I’m glad I don’t have to bowl to Andre Russell: KKR spinner Kuldeep Yadav

  • Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have had a stupendous time in this edition’s Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The franchise, captained by Dinesh Karthik, has won two matches out of three and are in the middle of the points table.
  • (Read more on the story)

Former Pakistan cricketer slams Mickey Arthur after Pakistan’s ODI whitewash against Australia

  • Ever since the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy in England, where they beat India in the final, Pakistan haven’t had the best of times in international cricket by any means, especially the ODI format.
  • The Men in Green are ranked sixth and they haven’t won much in the version in the last year or so.
  • (Read more on the story)

IPL 2019: RCB should be winning matches, yet not winning, feels AB de Villiers

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are having a horrid time when it comes to getting going in the IPL 2019 tournament.
  • Apart from one close loss at the hands of Mumbai Indians (MI), they have lost to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) after being bowled out for 70 runs and suffering a massive defeat to SRH by 118 runs.
  • (Read more on the story)

IPL 2019: Prithvi Shaw reminds of Virender Sehwag, reckons Michael Vaughan

  • The comparison between Prithvi Shaw and Virender Sehwag refuses to die down.
  • The 19-year old has so far played just a handful of games at the highest level but his flashy Sehwag-like stroke-play has made many compare him with the legendary all-rounder.
  • (Read more on the story)

Sarfaraz Ahmed remains our first choice wicket-keeper: Mickey Arthur

  • Pakistan rested six of their key players in the recently concluded ODI series against Australia.
  • The fringe players couldn’t step up to the challenge as the visitors whitewashed them in the five-match contest.
  • (Read more on the story)

Reports: Tom Blundell and Ish Sodhi set to be part of New Zealand’s World Cup squad

  • The ICC World Cup 2019 starts on May 30 and will be hosted by England and Wales.
  • With the participating teams finalizing their squads, which have to be submitted by 23rd April, the news is filtering in about possible inclusions and exclusions from the teams with many names floating in the mix.
  • (Read more on the story)

Aiden Markram joins Hampshire as Dimuth Karunaratne’s replacement for the upcoming season

  • South Africa batsman Aiden Markram will be playing for Hampshire in the upcoming County season.
  • He has replaced Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne who was their earlier overseas player.
  • (Read more on the story)

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