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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Euro T20 Slam: Shahid Afridi becomes icon player for the inaugural season

  • The man, who recently made the headlines for controversial takes in his autobiography Game Changer, has now joined the Euro T20 Slam as an icon player.
  • Afridi recently courted controversy over his revelations in the autobiography and that included his age.
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World Cup 2019: England turns back the clock by unveiling retro style jersey

  • Ahead of the World Cup, England has revealed the brand new kit their stars will be donning as they look to end the country’s long wait for the coveted trophy.
  • England will be desperately hoping that the new key proves lucky for them as they start the tournament as firm favourites.
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Rajasthan Royals faces flak after calling Jofra Archer its pace machine

  • Bringing an end to all the speculations, England, on Wednesday, included Jofra Archer in their World Cup squad.
  • But perhaps the temptation to leave out a talent like Archer was just too much to resist for England.
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World Cup 2019: Chris Gayle says bowlers are afraid of him, but won’t say it on camera

  • Gayle has been one of the best batsmen for the Windies team since the last 6 months or so, as he found a second wind to his career.
  • Gayle further mentioned that he is enjoying facing the young crop of fast bowlers and the challenge of doing so drives him as a batsman.
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Wahab Riaz wants to prove Mickey Arthur wrong in World Cup 2019

  • Of all the players who will take part in the ICC World Cup starting May 30, Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz’s story is perhaps the most unique.
  • He now has, in fact, got an opportunity to, among others, prove coach Mickey Arthur wrong at the World Cup.
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Dale Steyn has the ability to produce match-winning performances at any time: Gary Kirsten

  • What has perhaps contributed more to Steyn making less impact in ODIs is his absence from the format.
  • Steyn’s career was marred by injuries in the last couple of years and thus he has played just 13 ODIs since 2017.
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World Cup 2019: Jos Buttler predicts England’s biggest game-changer for the tournament

  • England have undergone a sea change in One-Day Internationals since their humiliating exit from the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
  • However, Buttler feels none of the three names mentioned above will be England’s biggest game-changer in the ICC World Cup starting May 30.
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Riyan Parag shares his experience on meeting MS Dhoni as a kid and as opponents during the IPL

  • The most impressive of them all was the match-winning 47 against Kolkata Knight Riders and also the half-century against Delhi Capitals.
  • He also expressed his admiration for Smriti Mandhana, the ICC Women’s Player of the year 2018.
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