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

All the news stories that stole the limelight today.

Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu
Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu. (Photo Source: Twitter)

IPL 2018: Umesh Yadav feels Virat Kohli’s inconsistency affected RCB in the tournament

  • They lost in the virtual knockout game against the Rajasthan Royals today and have disappointed their fans yet again.
  • Umesh Yadav seemed to be dejected after the loss. He performed well in the game but his side couldn’t get through.
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BCB announces Bangladesh T20I squad for Afghanistan series

  • The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced a 15-man squad for their three-match Twenty20 International series against Afghanistan
  • Mustafizur Rahman, who is with the Mumbai Indians (MI), is also expected to be a pivotal component.
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Despite being from different sport, there is a lot you can learn from from Dhoni and Kohli: PV Sindhu

  • Their bowlers need a special mention as they always kept on defending low totals and kept them on the top of the points table.
  • Sindhu also informed that she likes to attend the matches of SRH whenever possible and she is free from her busy schedule.
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The partnership of Amy Sattherthwaite and Lea Tahuhu

  • Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu are integral members of the White Ferns- New Zealand women’s cricket team.
  • She also was named as the ICC Player of the Year in 2017. Lea Tahuhu’s pace has been a tormenting factor for many teams and she bowls at over 126 kmph.
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IPL 2018: Brad Hodge justifies Axar Patel’s promotion ahead of Yuvraj Singh

  • The Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) lost their erstwhile match against the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium by a slender margin of three runs.
  • Yuvraj took charge after the fall of KL Rahul’s wicket in the 19th over with the Kings requiring 20 runs from the last nine balls.
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IPL 2018: Ajinkya Rahane hails Rahul Tripathi as a quality batsman

  • The Rajasthan Royals (RR) were required to win their last league match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) who had won three matches on the trot.
  • He also appreciated the rest of the members for their collective efforts in the home team’s victory over the in-form RCB.
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Japanese baseball player Shogo Kimura keen to ply his trade in IPL

  • In an interesting revelation, Japanese baseball infielder Shogo Kimura is keen to make a switch to cricket and is currently in Mumbai on a recce.
  • In order to get some T20 cricket experience under his belt, Shogo Kimura and his backers are hoping to get a contract in Australia first.
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Ben Stokes has been tremendously expensive for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018

  • English all-rounder Ben Stokes lived up to his lofty price tag last year, and thus going under the hammer in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018.
  • Stokes, who is currently under pressure over a looming court case for a street fight, was voted the IPL’s Most Valuable Player last year.
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IPL 2018: Mark Wood reveals who advised him to leave CSK midway through the tournament

  • England pacer Mark Wood was recently in India plying his trade for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • He was even handed over the debut in the Yellow jersey by CSK in the tournament opener against Mumbai Indians (MI).
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IPL 2018: Shreyas Gopal reveals plan to dismiss AB de Villiers revealed

  • The Rajasthan Royals have kept their playoff chances alive by defeating RCB in the virtual knockout yesterday.
  • However, out of all, AB de Villiers’ wicket would have been the most prized scalp for Gopal and he seemed to be very delighted with it.
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After IPL stint, Mark Wood eager to prove a point in test cricket

  • Some players get injured midway while others leave the tournament due to national commitments.
  • Wood considers red-ball cricket to be the pinnacle and despite battling with injuries, he wants to do well in the longer format.
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English batsman Gary Ballance decides to take an indefinite break from cricket

IPL 2018: Poor team selection affected Delhi Daredevils feels Sunil Gavaskar

  • They lost the plot right at the start of this tournament and never managed to bounce back from thereon.
  • Former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar lashed out at the DD management for their team selection.
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Brad Hodge blames the middle-order for their current situation of relying on other team’s results

  • However, they need a big win against Chennai Super Kings when they meet the number two ranked side on Sunday.
  • Hodge also felt that they lost a couple of games by a close margin which they should’ve won.
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Shane Warne shares his thoughts about the Aussies coming back from ball-tampering Saga

  • The Australian cricket team has drawn a lot of negative attention after the recent ball-tampering saga.
  • After this saga, there were various suggestions that the Aussies should adopt the Blackcaps style of playing.
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