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.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya. (Photo by MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)

India vs Australia: Hardik Pandya ruled out of the T20I and ODI series

  • India and Australia will be locking horns in the first of the two-match T20I series on Sunday in Visakhapatnam.
  • Ravindra Jadeja has been named his replacement for the ODI series while no one will replace Pandya in the T20Is.
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The reason why Pakistan won’t get two points if India boycott them in the World Cup 2019

  • The Pulwama attack which led to India losing the lives of 44 braveheart soldiers last week and the incident has left the nation fuming.
  • However, the notion is India will lose two points if they forfeit the game against Pakistan in the quadrennial event and it might hurt the World number 2 side during the tournament.
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Andre Russell’s likely return to Windies for England ODIs set to boost Caribbeans

  • The Windies seemed to have turned the clock back with their recent dominating victory over England in a Test series.
  • A T20 specialist with over 4,400 runs and 250 wickets, Russell played last of his 52 ODIs in July 2018 against Bangladesh.
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If Pakistan takes two steps India will take many: Sunil Gavaskar to Imran Khan

  • The tensions between India and Pakistan have increased over the last one week owing to the shambolic Pulwama Attacks.
  • Many cricketers, including the likes of Harbhajan Singh, has mentioned that India should revoke all its cricketing ties with Pakistan.
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India have the right to pull out of the World Cup game against Pakistan: Shoaib Akhtar

  • Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has condemned the death of more than 40 CRPF jawans in the ghastly Pulwama attack.
  • However, the Rawalpindi Express also criticised the former Indian cricketers for antagonising the situation.
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Pakistan can’t be disallowed from playing in the World Cup: BCCI official

  • The Pulwama Attacks on Thursday, Wednesday, February 14, have turned out to be a massive development over the last few days in India.
  • In the meantime, many people want India’s match against Pakistan in the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales to be boycotted.
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Focus now on Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, not IPL, says Mumbai captain Ajinkya Rahane

  • Domestic T20 tournament Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy kicked off on Thursday even as only over a month is left for the Indian Premier League (IPL) to begin.
  • This tournament will continue till March 14, nine days before the first IPL game on March 23.
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Windies vs England: Visitors announce squad for the T20I series

  • Both the replacements will be making a comeback for the first time since last year’s tour of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Billings, whose primary role is to keep wickets, has played 18 T20 international, scoring just one fifty and averaging 13.06 with the bat.
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Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar wants India to play Pakistan in World Cup and beat them

  • There have been intense calls for India to boycott their World Cup clash with Pakistan in England in June following the recent suicide terror.
  • India’s two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar also harbours angry emotions over the attacks but is against boycotting the game.
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SMA T20 2019: Cheteshwar Pujara proves his mettle in the shortest format with a scintillating ton for Saurashtra

  • India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, known widely as a Test specialist, slammed his first T20 century on Thursday during Saurashtra’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy opener.
  • Opening the batting for Saurashtra, Pujara stitched an 85-run stand with Harvik Desai after which Robin Uthappa played the second fiddle for him.
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