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 stole the limelight today.

Rishabh Pant Delhi Daredevils
Delhi Daredevil’s Rishabh Pant celebrates his century. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

IPL 2018: Preity Zinta appreciates a KXIP overseas player on Twitter

  • The shorter format of the game, especially in the IPL is unpredictable, to say the least. The bowlers cannot stick to the same line and length every time by coming up with variations to ensure that batsmen do not line you up is the key in T20 cricket.
  • After Mohammed Nabi and Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman became the third player from Afghanistan to feature in the Indian Premier League.
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Ben Cutting opines repeated middle order failure cost Mumbai Indians the title

  • Australian all-rounder Ben Cutting has lashed out on Mumbai’s middle-order failure and described it as the prime reason for not qualifying.
  • However, Markande could only manage 3 runs from 10 deliveries. Asked if the leggie’s slow rate of scoring had impacted on the loss.
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I would have loved for our team to win more matches, says Rishabh Pant

  • Despite Delhi Daredevils poor showing this season, Pant finished the campaign as a leading run-scorer.
  • With a 56 ball century against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rishabh Pant became the second youngest to score an IPL hundred.
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Former English cricketer James Taylor calls Kevin Pietersen ‘arrogant’ in his autobiography

  • Taylor has exclusively mentioned that he holds no respect for England’s fifth all-time leading run scorer because of his arrogance.
  • The diminutive right-hander had scored 34 off 104 deliveries in his debut Test innings whereas Pietersen had dismantled the Proteas attack.
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Babar Azam is the next star for Pakistan says former Pakistan great, Younis Khan

  • With a stellar performance in 2016, Babar Azam claimed a permanent spot in the Pakistan batting line-up.
  • Since the retirement of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, Pakistan has not performed well, except in a few instances.
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Ricky Ponting makes an alarming statement about Glenn Maxwell’s poor form in the IPL

  • The two-month extravaganza is towards its business end as we have just four games left in the season.
  • Maxwell was purchased for 9 crores but turned out to be the biggest flop of the season. He managed only 169 runs from 12 innings.
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Sourav Ganguly biopic in the making following his autobiography

  • The likes of MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and Sachin: A Billion Dreams have been touted as blockbusters.
  • Earlier this year, Sourav Ganguly released his autobiography ‘A Century Is Not Enough’.
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IPL 2018 Final: Ranbir Kapoor to host two-hour show; Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor also on-board

  • The month-and-a-half long tournament is finally drawing to an end, with the four teams to partake in the playoffs determined at the end of league matches.
  • This has been done keeping in mind the core cricket fans, who would turn on the TV to know about the match.
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IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils warned by BCCI for inviting cheerleaders to a party

  • The eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is into the playoffs round and four matches remain in the tournament.
  • Meanwhile, an official of the franchise dismissed the accusations and mentioned them as baseless.
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IPL 2018: I never dropped myself from playing XI, says Gautam Gambhir

  • But they defeated the likes of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) in the last couple of games.
  • He also clarified the reason for him stepping down from the captaincy midway through the season.
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IPL 2018: Zahir Khan confident about Rajasthan Royals’ progress

  • The Rajasthan Royals (RR) beat the Mumbai Indians (MI) in their last round-robin match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
  • Afghanistan was rewarded with a Test status last year and they will be playing their maiden Test against India form June 14.
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Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson can go long way if groomed well: Syed Kirmani

  • The league stage saw the domestic young Indian players steal the show with their consistent and superb performances.
  • The 68-year old Kirmani opined that the two needs to be groomed in the domestic circuit and if they can perform consistently.
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Chance for England to bridge gap with New Zealand in series against Pakistan

  • A 2-0 win for the Britons will lift them to 101 points and within one point of New Zealand, with Pakistan losing six points.
  • Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow (13th), experienced opener Alastair Cook (16th) and all-rounder Ben Stokes (25th) are their other leading batsmen.
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IPL 2018: Sunil Gavaskar feels SRH have lost the momentum after a great start

  • After some thrilling and exciting encounters in the league stages, the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 has finally entered in the final phase.
  • The Sunrisers are currently placed on the top position of the points tally after the end of the league stages of the tournament.
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Ugly side of the IPL showcased as Sunrisers Hyderabad fans bear the brunt

  • The crowds at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium (RGICS) do not have a roof to protect them, come rain or shine.
  • Series of unnerving whistles, threatening waves of clearout as well as physical intimidation in the form of baton charges have been witnessed.
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Yuvraj Singh and his glittering career on the decline as he records his worst ever IPL season

  • Out of form players use the IPL as an opportunity to regain their touch and reclaim their spot in the national side.
  • It is disheartening to see the man who hit six sixes in an over in ICC T20 World Cup in such a situation.
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