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.

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India’s cricketer Ishant Sharma . (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ishant Sharma cried for 15 days after conceding 30 runs in an over

  • We don’t know whether Ishant Sharma has ever spoken to legend Kapil Dev on how to come to terms to reality after one terribly bad day at the office but the lanky pacer certainly learned it the hard way.
  • It was during India’s third ODI against Australia during a bilateral series at home when Ishant saw the cruel side of cricket and the hard lesson made him cry for just not a day but 15 days at least.
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New Zealand vs India: First ODI in Napier expected to be a run-fest

  • Both New Zealand and India are in decent form in limited-overs cricket with victories against Sri Lanka and Australia respectively.
  • Even as the Black Caps defeated the Lankans in the ODI and T20I series, India only won the ODI matches.
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IPL 2019: David Warner likely to be fit for the T20 tournament

  • A few days ago Cricket Australia (CA) announced that David Warner, the Australian batsman, reported of pain in his elbow and would be returning home.
  • At that point in time, the left-hander was plying his trade in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) where he was leading Sylhet Sixers.
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Cricket stint helped Ashleigh Barty who beat Maria Sharapova at Aus Open 2019

  • Ashleigh Barty, who played cricket in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) earlier, on Sunday stunned former World No.1 Maria Sharapova in the Round of 16 at the Australian Open 2019, despite losing the first set.
  • The 22-year-old, who won 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 coming back from behind said it was her break from the game when she played in the WBBL that she emerged as a better tennis player.
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MS Dhoni is the best ODI finisher claims Aussie great Ian Chappell

  • MS Dhoni was awarded the Man of the Series award in the recently concluded three-match ODI series against Australia which the visitors won 2-1.
  • In the first ODI, the former Indian skipper was criticized for his slow innings which led to India finishing on the losing cause.
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Irregular opportunities in national side irk Umesh Yadav

  • For Umesh Yadav, his international career has been a roller coaster ride. The 31-year-old fast bowler is one of the members of India’s famed pace battery at the moment.
  • But after winning a lot of accolades after his 10-wicket haul in a Test match against the Windies at home, failed to produce the same magic in Perth, Australia.
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Ross Taylor has identified two other Indian players apart from Virat Kohli who pose a threat to the Kiwis

  • India’s tour of New Zealand gets underway on Wednesday, January 23 at the McLean Park in Napier.
  • Both teams have won their previous limited-overs series against Australia and Sri Lanka respectively and would be in good stead ahead of the limited-overs fixtures.
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India can’t afford to take New Zealand lightly: Madan Lal

  • After a successful tour of Australia, India, captained by the enigmatic Virat Kohli are now scheduled to lock horns with New Zealand in a couple of limited-overs series.
  • The Men in Blue’s campaign starts with a five-match ODI series followed by three T20Is in Wellington, Auckland and Hamilton respectively.
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New Zealand Women cricketers are paid less than the commentators in Super Smash

  • At a time when the world is busy looking for ways to end the wage disparity between males and females, former New Zealand cricketer Peter McGlashan has revealed some startling details.
  • The ex-cricketer had plied his trade as a commentator during the T20 doubleheader in Auckland on Sunday.
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Pakistan got good chance of winning World Cup 2019, says Shoaib Malik

  • They haven’t tasted the same success again after that historic final in Melbourne in 1992.
  • The recent performance of the team hasn’t also been exciting and many have even considered their second-best success of lifting the Champions Trophy more as a fluke.
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Mumbai Indians denies reports of approaching BCCI to settle Hardik Pandya controversy fast

  • Ever since the on-screen controversy featuring ace all-rounder Hardik Pandya has erupted, the stakeholders are having anxious days.
  • The 25-year-old cricketer has been handed an indefinite suspension and with the judiciary yet to take up the case, the future looks uncertain for not only the player but also teams he is associated with, including India’s national side.
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Australia vs Sri Lanka: Kurtis Patterson added to the squad for the Test series

  • Two back to back hundreds in the warm-up game against Sri Lanka have put Kurtis Patterson on the verge of making his Test debut as Australia have added the in-form southpaw in their squad.
  • Patterson remained unbeaten in both the innings of the three-day day-night contest, scoring 157 and 102.
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