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

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

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

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Cheteshwar Pujara blessed with a baby girl

  • Indian cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara recently became a proud father to a baby girl. As per the reports, Pujara and his wife, Puja Pabari, have been blessed by a baby girl on February 22, 2018. Certainly, the Indian batting mainstay is overjoyed with the news.
  • He is most likely to reveal the news to his fans on the social media sometime soon. The baby girl is the first child for the happily married couple.
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Virat has showed that faith in me in the last two games: Suresh Raina

  • The Indian selectors brought in a few T20 specialists for the three-match series and one among them is Suresh Raina.
  • He had been out of favour for quite a bit but impressive performance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy earned him a spot back in the national side. He has repaid the faith with two smashing cameos.
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Faf du Plessis lauds the Proteas for the character they showed in the T20 series

  • And prior to Saturday’s final encounter, South African skipper Faf du Plessis, who had been ruled out of the series, sent a message to pep his team.
  • Du Plessis is currently sitting out after he incurred an injury after first One-Day International between India and South Africa. The 33-year-old suffered an injury to his fingers following which he was forced to the bench for the remainder of the series.
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Graeme Smith picks Virat Kohli as the best player in the world

  • Kohli has so far amassed a staggering 871 runs on the tour with the third T20 International to be played on Saturday.
  • He would be itching to smash at least a half-century before leaving the rainbow nation. Also, he is due for a big knock after enduring a couple of failures in two matches of the series with the scores of 26 and 1.
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SA vs IND: Manish Pandey wants to make the most of the given opportunity

  • Pandey was even part of the One-day international squad in the six-match ODI series but did not feature in any of the matches.
  • He was then selected for the 1st T20 match in which he remained unbeaten on 29 runs to guide his towards a fighting total.
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IPL 2018: Meet the oldest cricketer of the season

  • Veteran South African spinner Imran Tahir has carved a reputation as one of the best limited-overs’ leg-spinners of his time ever since his foray into the international scene.
  • A feisty character on the pitch, Tahir boasts of a rich repertoire of variations, with an accurate googly being his biggest weapon.
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Sourav Ganguly showers praises on MS Dhoni for his knock in Centurion

  • The Indian wicket-keeper came out to bat with the team’s score reading 90/4 in the 11th over and the set batsman Suresh Raina had just lost his wicket.
  • India needed a partnership and most importantly had to play their full quota of 20 overs avoiding a possible collapse.
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Father Shivnarine Chanderpaul runs out son Tagenarine Chanderpaul in a domestic game

  • Tagenarine Chanderpaul, the son of Shivnarine, represents Guyana in the West Indies’ domestic competition, same as his father.
  • The father-son pair batting together was probably telecasted worldwide for the first time during the ongoing Super 50 tournament.
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Venue announced for the ODI series on England Women’s tour of India

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had announced the schedule back in December 2017 but were yet to finalize on the venue for the matches.
  • The series that was not a part of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Championship will be played from April 8-14.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad cricketer reveals a weird tradition that the team follows

  • Emerging out of Hyderabad, the franchise won the championship title in 2016 under the leadership of David Warner and has been one of the few consistent teams.
  • In the 2018 IPL auction, they managed to hold on to the core of their side and will be very happy heading into the 11th season of the tournament.
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South Africa vs India: Here’s the weather update for the final T20I in Cape Town

  • While the visitors reigned supreme in the opening game of the series, the Proteas stormed back in the must-win encounter in Centurion amidst the rain threat.
  • However, as the tour winds up in Cape Town there are speculations of the rain gods following the teams.
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PSL 2018: Ramiz Raja wants these two sides to compete in the finals

  • When asked to concede about how PSL has helped the young cricketers, Ramiz Raja noted that the tournament has given very good bowling talents to Pakistan.
  • He also cited that the Indian Premier League, on the other hand, has helped India get better batsmen. Now, he hopes that PSL 2018 gives new batting stars to the Pakistani team for the days to come.
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Mumbai T20 League is definitely the beginning of a beautiful tomorrow: Sachin Tendulkar

  • Another such tournament will be organized by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) in this year, from March 11 to March 21 at the classical Wankhede Stadium.
  • Former Indian cricketer and the hometown legend Sachin Tendulkar is the brand ambassador for the T20 Mumbai League also marked his presence at a celebratory meet held at Taj Lands End.
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India U19 star reveals Rahul Dravid was a hard task master

  • The India U19 team enjoyed great success at the ICC U19 World Cup 2018. Unbeaten throughout the tournament, they were the deserving winners of the trophy.
  • The young colts have certainly become big names already. Among the lot who impressed down under, the name of Kamlesh Nagarkoti was the first one to emerge.
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Yuzvendra Chahal needs to enrich his repertoire of variations: Sourav Ganguly

  • Yuzendra Chahal, who holds the best bowling figures for India in the shortest format, had a poor show in the 2nd T20I against the Proteas in Centurion.
  • The 27-year-old was smacked for 64 runs from his four overs, in the process conceding the most runs by an Indian bowler in a T20 International.
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Cheteshwar Pujara reckons his limited-overs career is still not over

  • He has also been restricted to sporadic opportunities playing only seven ODIs for India. The 30-year-old totalled 272 runs averaging at a healthy 54.40, including one fifty; however, his strike rate has been under 70, which paints the picture.
  • Finding no takers in the 2018 IPL auction as well, Pujara could have easily gone back and practised in his backyard in Rajkot for all important upcoming tour of England.
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Shiv Sena, MNS hit out at Kapil Sharma for performing in PSL 2018 Opening Ceremony

  • Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has also slammed Kapil Sharma for performing at the PSL 2018.
  • They remarked that the comedian should be ashamed of himself. They went on to say that they have lost all the respect they had for Kapil.
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New Zealand cricketer urges to make helmet compulsory for bowlers

  • Over the years batting has become a brutal affair, the bat wielders have evolved into ferocious hitters and thrash the ball with all their might.
  • Most of the big hitters have a certain inclination to hit down the ground and thus, the security of the umpire as well as the bowler is a rising concern.
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Nidahas Trophy: Indian pacer likely to miss the tri-series

  • The Indian team is currently in the African nation where they would be now taking on the hosts now in the T20 series-deciding match on February 24 in Capetown, as the series is now levelled 1-1.
  • It has been quite a turbulent and an animated tour for the most of almost two months now, where they first lost the Test series 2-1 and then bounced back thunderously to win the ODI series 5-1.
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FICA announces top 10 T20 players; Virat Kohli doesn’t feature in the list

  • FICA released the player performance index for the first time which has the swashbuckling hitter from Australia Glenn Maxwell at the top. Sunil Narine is second on this list who has been opening the innings in the T20 leagues around the world these days.
  • The performance index is the first system to evaluate the players’ performance based on both domestic and international cricket in the shortest format.
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BBL teams on high alert as Andre Russel returns to competitive cricket

  • The all-rounder was part of Sydney Thunder side where he had signed a two-year deal in the Big Bash League.
  • The star player at the moment is not having any BBL deal to his name which means that the franchises are on their toes and would make every attempt the get the Windies player in their side.
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