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.

Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

IPL 2019: Cricket South Africa to take a call on Kagiso Rabada’s further participation in the tournament

  • Kagiso Rabada missing the crucial game against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Wednesday raised a few eyebrows.
  • After the match, the Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer confirmed that the pacer complained of a stiff back and the management decided to rest him.
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England vs Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez unavailable for T20I and two ODIs

  • Pakistan have reached England early to prepare for the World Cup and are also set to play a one-off T20I and a five-match ODI series against the hosts.
  • But their preparations are hindered by the absence of key veteran players.
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Hardik Pandya is a small guy but hits the ball a long way, says Kieron Pollard

  • Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya has left many surprised with his breathtaking batting displays in the ongoing season of Indian Premier League.
  • While Pandya’s abilities to hit the ball a long way was never in doubt since his debut in IPL four years ago, it is his consistency and the ease with which he is clearing the ropes that have left many mighty impressed.
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CPL 2019: Vijay Mallya to lose Barbados Tridents’ ownership ahead of the upcoming season

  • The Indian businessman, Vijay Mallya is set to lose the ownership of the Carribean Premier League (CPL) team Barbados Tridents ahead of the upcoming season.
  • Mally is fighting extradition from the United Kingdom to India at the moment.
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ICC asked Bangladesh not to add red colour to their WC jersey

  • The Bangladesh cricket team found itself in an unwanted controversy over the selection of its kit for the upcoming cricket World Cup starting 30th of this month.
  • The kit which was unveiled earlier this week had a stark resemblance with that of Pakistan’s all-green jersey and it led to a huge outrage from the country’s fans and media.
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I am not going to tell the trade secret, says MS Dhoni after asked about CSK’s consistency

  • The Chennai Super Kings (CSK), once again, have managed to make it to the playoffs of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Rather, they look set to make it to the top two and will get an extra shot at the finals.
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MS Dhoni has played a critical part in my innovative thinking: Ravi Ashwin

  • Ravi Ashwin has been praised by many for his excellent captaincy while playing for the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) this season.
  • Few of his decisions have been spot on and that has certainly played a role in a few of KXIP’s wins.
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Reports: Members of the Indian Cricket team are unhappy with involvement of foreign coaches in the IPL

  • The flow of the first edition of the Indian Premier League hasn’t been as smooth as one might have thought would be.
  • First, the delay in announcement dates due to the elections and also the change in the venue for the finals of the tournament.
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IPL 2019: Suresh Raina admits that CSK cannot afford to lose MS Dhoni as a batsman

  • Chennai Super Kings have played two matches in this ongoing IPL 2019 season without MS Dhoni in their playing XI and has lost both of those matches mainly due to their batting failing badly.
  • In one of the matches, they recorded their lowest score at home-109 and the team looked totally desolate without their best batsman in the XI.
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India and England retain their respective top spots in newly released ICC Test and ODI rankings

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC), on May 2, released the updated rankings of the ICC ODI teams and the ICC Test teams.
  • This updated list sees Team India and England retaining their top spots in Test and ODI rankings respectively.
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Kagiso Rabada’s World Cup preparation derailed by niggle

  • The Delhi Capitals (DC) management decided to rest their premier pacer Kagiso Rabada for the game against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
  • They missed him badly in the game and it was the first time the fast bowler didn’t play in a game in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
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Kieron Pollard believes that Hardik Pandya will be doing great things not only in IPL but also for India

  • The Mumbai Indians placed third in the IPL 2019 points table, are set to play their 13th fixture of the season against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  • With two games left for Mumbai in the league stage of this season, they need to win at least one of the remaining two matches to make it to the playoffs.
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Shahid Afridi calls Waqar Younis ‘A mediocre captain and a terrible coach’

  • Shahid Afridi was an explosive cricketer during his playing days and even this year, he showed the world what he is capable of with both bat and ball, representing the Multan Sultans.
  • The 39-year-old veteran from Khyber Agency is a true entertainer and most importantly, doesn’t curb his natural instincts, oblivious of the opinions people form about his game and comments about certain matters.
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