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.

Javed Miandad
Javed Miandad. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Javed Miandad picks his favourite Indian cricketer

  • Indian cricket since its early days has been producing quality cricketers who have gone on to be listed in every list of great players all over the globe and across generations.
  • And, the current crop of Indian cricketers, including the likes of players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah have made sure that Indian cricket team continues to progress on and on.
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Two England players in self-isolation after partying with Alex Hales

  • Pakistan Super League 2020 is one of the sports tournament which got cancelled in the wake of coronavirus.
  • The tournament went to hosting the matches behind the closed doors.
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Bangladesh’s Ireland tour in May postponed

  • Bangladesh’s tour of Ireland in May has been postponed amid the coronavirus fears as per reports in ESPNcricinfo.
  • The teams were set to take part in three ODIs at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast from May 14 to 19 and also four T20Is. Ireland has had to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 to quite a significant extent.
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Waqar Younis ready to resign as Pakistan’s bowling coach if unable to deliver the targets

  • Waqar Younis, the great Pakistani pacer, who is currently serving as the bowling coach of the national team, has cleared that he will be resigning from the role if he is not able to deliver on the targets.
  • This is not the first time, he is linked to Pakistan cricket team after hanging up his boots from international cricket.
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Brendon McCullum opens up on his fallout with Ross Taylor

  • It’s been quite a while since Brendon McCullum’s cold war with Ross Taylor over the captaincy of the New Zealand cricket team.
  • Even after nine years following the occurring, Baz reckons that it was a ‘bad stain’ in the history of the Black Caps. After veteran Daniel Vettori gave up the leadership role in 2011, Taylor was appointed as the skipper, edging out McCullum.
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BCCI arranges conference via call with franchises on March 24

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are going through a lot of worries amidst the coronavirus threat.
  • The spread of the pandemic COVID-19 has halted the start of the Indian Premier League 2020.
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‘I forgot the most basic aspect of cricket’ – Brendon McCullum on the agony of the 2015 World Cup final defeat

  • Brendon McCullum, the former New Zealand skipper, doesn’t have regrets over his team’s defeat in the final of the 2015 World Cup against Australia.
  • At the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Baz became the first Black Caps’ skipper to lead his team to a World Cup final, but it ended in a disappointment as his team lost by seven wickets at the iconic venue.
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Not everyone is lucky to play in a World Cup at such a young age: Shafali Verma

  • Shafali Verma, the young women cricketer has emerged as one of the brightest prospects for Indian Women Cricket team in last one year.
  • She has hogged the spotlight with her brilliant batting and has become the number one batter in the latest rankings released by ICC. She also went with the national squad for the T20 Women’s World Cup and did convincingly well.
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Won’t be easy for India in next Australia tour: Sunil Gavaskar

  • Sunil Gavaskar, the former Indian cricketer, feels that the national team won’t have the easiest time on its upcoming tour of Australia later this year.
  • Last time around in 2018-19, Virat Kohli became the first Indian skipper to win a Test series Down Under.
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ECB delays the start of its cricket summer until May 28 amid Coronavirus pandemic

  • The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has decided to delay the start of all professional cricket.
  • The rising concerns over the deadly Coronovirus forced the board to take this decision.
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Reserve days for semi-finals in Men’s T20 World Cup could be a possibility

  • The semi-final washout between India and England at the Women’s T20 World Cup held in Australia earlier this month had many calling for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to bring reserve days for the knockout games.
  • The other semi-final between hosts Australia and South Africa was a truncated affair as the home side won the game and then went on to beat India on March 8 – International Women’s Day – at the iconic MCG.
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‘Odds on Joe Root getting out in the 70s’, – England Test captain gets engaged in a virtual Test on Twitter

  • The outbreak of the coronavirus, cricket in England has got affected. The England team which was on its tour to Sri Lanka was called back.
  • The team led by Joe Root was in the island nation for a two-match Test series.
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‘No sh*t questions like who’s your favourite Indian player’- Mitchell McClenaghan before starting Q&A session on Twitter

  • The ongoing situation regarding the WHO-credited pandemic that is the coronavirus COVID-19 has brought the entire world to a screeching halt.
  • Every facet of life has been disrupted by the virus, which originated from the Wuhan city of China late last year.
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Neither Warner nor Williamson, Mitchell McClenaghan names his favourite SRH player

  • Amidst the spread of coronavirus, there is a sudden panic across the globe.
  • The Indian Premier League 2020 has been cancelled for now until April 15th due to the growing rate of the global pandemic. IPL was scheduled to start on March 29.
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Coronavirus pandemic forces Sri Lanka to postpone domestic tournaments

  • The COVID-19 virus has inflicted its wrath even on Sri Lanka. There 73 cases have been reported, but fortunately, no death has been reported in the country thus far.
  • As many as 16 quarantine centres have been built in the nation by the Sri Lanka Army as a precautionary measure. Overall, the number of cases has almost reached 2,80,000 with the death tolls exceeding 11,500.
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Brad Hogg opines on whether DRS in the 90s would have helped Sachin Tendulkar score more centuries

  • Sachin Tendulkar is the milestone when someone talks about centuries in international cricket.
  • The Indian legend made 100 international tons in his 24-year cricket career which began with a duck in 1989 against Pakistan. Tendulkar struck 51 Test and 49 ODI centuries in his career, which is a record in both formats of the game.
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‘Shouldn’t we set standards of dignity and pride?’ – Mohammad Hafeez questions Sharjeel Khan’s comeback calls

  • Sharjeel Khan broke into international cricket as a young 23-year-old batsman who didn’t know much other than hitting the ball across the fence.
  • The stylish batsman earned a reputation of destroying bowling line-up at the top of the order.
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