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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

England team
England team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

World Cup 2019: ECB announces England’s final 15-man squad for the tournament

  • England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has finalised the 15-man World Cup squad starting from 30th May.
  • As expected, Jofra Archer has made after being impressive in the limited chances he got during the recently concluded ODI series against Pakistan.
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World Cup 2019: PCB unveils Pakistan’s official kit for the tournament

  • Pakistan finalised their 15-man squad for the upcoming World Cup on Monday and made three changes to the earlier provisional squad.
  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has now unveiled the kit as well which the team will sport during the mega event in England.
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Everyone behaves like an eight-year-old when Ponting is around, reveals Aaron Finch

  • The 44-year-old former Australian captain Ricky Ponting was appointed as assistant coach of the Australian team following the resignation of David Saker.
  • Punter took up the job right before Australia‘s limited-overs tour of India, where the visitors surprisingly won the five-match ODI series 3-2 after initially trailing by 0-2.
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Jofra Archer wishes to get Virat Kohli’s wicket in the World Cup 2019

  • Jofra Archer bowled only 22 ODIs in the three ODIs he played for England ahead of the World Cup.
  • But the control which he showed convinced the selectors to pick him in the final 15 for the mega event.
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Riyan Parag names two bowlers who intimidate him the most

  • After Abu Nechim, Riyan Parag became only the second cricketer in the history of Assamese cricket to make it to the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The teenage sensation from the North-east side played some terrific knocks under pressure for the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2019 and hogged a lot of limelight since then.
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World Cup 2019: Pakistan announce the reserve players’ list for the tournament

  • One month after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced its preliminary 15-man squad for the World Cup, they have made major changes in the mix.
  • While Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz and Asif Ali were included, they dropped Junaid Khan, Faheem Ashraf and Abid Ali from the team.
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It was a very difficult decision, says Ed Smith on dropping David Willey from World Cup squad

  • England announced their final 15-man World Cup squad on Tuesday and included Jofra Archer as expected.
  • But for that to happen, the left-arm seamer David Willey had to make way which has raised many eyebrows.
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Smriti Mandhana is an inspiration for 17-year-old Riyan Parag

  • Teenager Riyan Parag won all hearts with his maiden IPL fifty in the recently concluded season, playing for the Rajasthan Royals.
  • With his fifty, against the Delhi Capitals in the final IPL 2019 game for RR, Parag became the youngest to score a fifty in the Indian Premier League.
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You need Mahi bhai no matter what: Yuzvendra Chahal

  • India’s spin twins Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have tormented oppositions at will ever since they have made their international debut.
  • Their partnership has worked brilliantly for India over the last couple of years and the duo has been benefitted with the veteran MS Dhoni’s presence behind the wickets.
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World Cup 2019: Mark Waugh believes the 500-run mark will be breached during the tournament

  • Cricket has evolved over the years and from an era where scores of around 250 in an ODI were deemed to be match-winning, it has come to a point where even 350 is not safe enough.
  • With the pitches getting flat and with two new balls coupled with small grounds, the game has become batting dominated in order to entertain the spectators.
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World Cup 2019: Steve Waugh picks his favourites for the tournament

  • Soon after the Indian Premier League (IPL) ended, the World Cup fever took over the fans’ minds and are eagerly waiting for the tournament to get underway.
  • The cricket experts and commentators are, since then, busy predicting the possible semi-finalists and the title favourites.
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World Cup 2019: Chief selector MSK Prasad declares Kedar Jadhav fit for the mega event

  • Team India has received the much-needed and huge boost ahead of the World Cup with their allrounder Kedar Jadhav being declared fit for the tournament.
  • There were apprehensions all around that Jadhav would miss the flight to England or would miss the initial stage of the competition after he injured his shoulder during the IPL.
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