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

All the latest news from the fraternity that hogged the limelight.

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

MS Dhoni’s batting advice has helped Ishan Kishan big time

  • So far, Kishan has amassed 151 runs in the 5 games at an average of 30.20, but a healthy strike rate of 145.19 with his first fifty against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.
  • Along with that, he has also picked 3 catches and effected 2 stumpings.
  • (Read more about the story)

Playing white ball cricket before Test series will help Team India in England, believes Ravi Shastri

  • The Indian team is being tipped as the best ever to trump England in their own conditions and same was being said during their tour to South Africa.
  • However, Shastri believed that the team playing the shorter formats first will help them.
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IPL 2018: Bengal CID busts a betting racket

  • Police got information about a betting racket and they conducted a raid to arrest Bhola Das, 32, Pravat Kangsa Banik, 30, Pankaj Saha, 21, and Gopal Sarkar, 38.
  • These four arrests mean that 16 people have been arrested for being involved in the betting racket since 14th April.
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We are very excited to enter this new phase of our lives: Shoaib Malik

  • The adorable couple got married way back in 2010 in April and recently celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary as well.
  • Interestingly, they have already made it clear that the surname of the baby will be Mirza-Malik which is a very nice step from Sania and Shoaib.
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IPL 2018: Yuvraj Singh delighted with Chris Gayle’s performance

  • In the auction leading to the event, it took three attempts for a franchise to eventually bag him at his base price.
  • However, Gayle hasn’t let his team down by any means and has been a brute force at the top of the order for the oppositions to reckon with.
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Mohammad Amir faces visa trouble; Pakistan management in disarray

  • However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is adamant that the issue will be resolved within this week.
  • The speedster is expected to fly to London for the same, but the reasons for the same hasn’t been cleared yet.
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Nitish Rana certainly has a bright future for KKR: Jacques Kallis

  • The left-handed batsman has scored 165 runs in the 6 matches, at an impressive strike rate of 135.24.
  • He has proved to a golden arm with the ball, as he has been a partnership breaker. The right-arm off break bowler has picked 4 wickets this season.
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Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik post a cryptic tweet; set to welcome their first child

  • This comes as a huge news for the couple as both shared it in a unique fashion and also reiterated the surname which they will keep to their new-born child.
  • They had exchanged marriage vows way back on April 12 in 2010 and now a new member will enter in their small family.
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Sachin Tendulkar has decided a special gift for Virat Kohli if he breaks his ODI hundreds record

  • At 29, he already has 35 ODI hundreds to his name and that after featuring in just 208 ODIs.
  • His amazing conversion rate and unbelievable consistency sets Kohli up to break Sachin’s record for the most centuries in ODI cricket. Master Blaster scored 49 hundreds having featured in 463 ODI matches.
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Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar opens up about Fawad Alam non-selection

  • Speaking about the same, Akhtar went ahead and stated that the selection of the team was a three-way decision between the captain, the chief selector and the coach of the team.
  • Sarfraz Ahmed, Inzamam-ul-Haq, and Mickey Arthur decided the team for the tour while leaving Alam out, a unanimous decision, to say the least.
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Sourav Ganguly lauds Ashwin’s call to pick Gayle, feels Kings XI now a stronger side

  • However, Sehwag-led Kings XI management eventually made the bid and brought the batsman for his base price of 2 crores.
  • Gayle wasn’t the first choice for Kings XI Punjab which was obvious as they went for him at the last moment.
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Indian media left angered with Hasan Ali’s stunt at the Wagah Border

  • The 24-year-old couldn’t resist showing off his famous trademark style and thrilled the guards with his unique wicket-celebrating gesture.
  • He was involved in it and probably on encouragement from the fans and officials present there he walked the path where the soldier’s parade, he went very close to the gate and then performed his iconic ‘generator’ celebration.
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Unhappy Sunrisers Hyderabad management meets match referee on the no-ball incident

  • IPL has been enjoying a great fan following around the world, however, the umpiring standards in the league have been under the pump for a while.
  • On Sunday, when leg-umpire Vineet Kulkarni missed out on a certain no-ball decision, the social media got abuzz with fans showing their anger on the decision
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Two Asian teams set to tour South Africa during their 2018-19 home season

  • CSA seems to be targetting the 2019 Cricket World Cup as the team will play 13 ODIs and 9 T20 Internationals from September 2018 to March 2019.
  • They have already released the itinerary of all the series as the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe will begin on September 30 and their tour will end with 3 T20Is on October 14.
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Reports: English cricketer Jonny Bairstow in relationship with a popular British actress

  • English cricketer Jonny Bairstow turned his career around with a mind-boggling rendition in the 2016/17 season both in Tests and ODIs.
  • He later was promoted to open the batting alongside Jason Roy in the ODIs, with Alex Hales slipping to number 3.
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Three more Asian cricketers confirmed to participate in the Charity game at Lord’s against Windies

  • The six players are confirmed now and it is already looking a great outfit and it remains to be seen if any of the star Indian cricketers makes himself available.
  • Meanwhile, all the three cricketers have expressed their gratitude and are feeling honoured for being selected in the team.
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MS Dhoni once checked the team out of a hotel for Ambati Rayudu

  • Ambati Rayudu played one of the best innings of his cricketing career probably to smack the best bowling unit to all parts of the ground.
  • For the Chennai Super Kings, a different player is stepping up in every game, something which will make the management very happy.
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Fawad Alam to play in Lancashire League in England

  • The left-handed batsman has scored heaps of runs in domestic cricket for Karachi and has been a stalwart for them.
  • However, despite notching tons of runs, he hasn’t been considered for Pakistan’s upcoming tours of Ireland and England, which has raised several eyebrows and it isn’t surprising.
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Would want to have Ambati Rayudu as an opener in the side: MS Dhoni

  • The pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium was slow, the ball was not coming on to the bat easily which was evident as CSK started very slowly.
  • It was Ambati Rayudu who took to himself to score quickly with Suresh Raina holding the innings at the other end. Rayudu hit 79 runs off just 39 balls to help CSK post a total 182 runs.
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Mandeep Singh counts himself as extremely lucky to share the crease with AB De Villiers

  • De Villiers produced vintage innings and single-handedly chased down the 175-run target with two overs to spare to bring RCB’s campaign back on track.
  • However, while the 34-year-old unleashed himself, watching from the other end was Mandeep Singh who had the best seat to the action.
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IPL 2018: Ajinkya Rahane wants to be a match-winner in the 2019 World Cup

  • Talking about his experience in South Africa, he said the side was satisfied with the results they managed to salvage.
  • India defeated the mighty Proteas side 5-1 in the ODI series and also registered a 2-1 victory in the T20I series.
  • (Read more about the story)

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