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.

Sandeep Lamichhane
Sandeep Lamichhane. (Photo Source: Twitter)

IPL 2018: Billy Stanlake ruled out of the tournament

  •  But since then their fortunes have swung dramatically as they lost a couple of matches and their key players also got injured.
  • While they will miss the services of Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the game against Mumbai Indians, their key bowler Billy Stanlake has been ruled out of the tournament.
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Geoff Lawson didn’t know a lot about Sachin Tendulkar when they played each other

  • The Legends club celebrated the 45th birthday of Sachin Tendulkar in the presence of the former Australian pacer Geoff Lawson.
  • When Tendulkar toured Australia for the first time, Geoff Lawson was playing his last season in the first-class cricket.
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Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri don’t want to play a day-night Test on Australia tour

  • Team India is set to play a four-Test series against Australia starting towards the end of the year. On the tour, Cricket Australia wants to host a day-night Test. CA wanted the first match of the series set to be played at the Adelaide, and for it to be a day-night affair.
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) consulted the team management before taking a call on this subject.
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BCB wants more India-Bangladesh fixtures in new FTP

  • BCB executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said that Bangladesh is expecting to get more matches in the next FTP.
  • He added that he is hopeful that there will be more matches between India and Bangladesh in both the countries.
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I’ve got no bitter feelings towards the guys playing the IPL: Joe Root

  • However, while Stokes continued to be the most expensive pick in the auction, Root found no buyers and remained unsold.
  • But the Test captain is not frustrated and rather excited to watch his teammates make it count in the IPL and gain experience that will in turn help the England team.
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Sachin Tendulkar appreciates Mayank Markande’s role in Mumbai Indians’ setup

  • Ravichandran Ashwin, who is the skipper of the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), has been seen churning out the leg-breaks, which have bamboozled batsmen to some extent.
  • Tendulkar, who himself used to possess a resourceful bag of variations, talked about the variations and the benefits of the same.
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Wahab Riaz to sit out of the Pakistan Cup 2018

  • The surgery is expected to be carried out on April 28, 2018. Following the procedure, the pacer will have to rest for at least two weeks before he returns to the field.
  • Thus he will not be in a position to play the Pakistan Cup, the domestic one-day tournament that ends on May 6.
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Deepak Chahar: Once a rejected player, now an established cricketer

  • Chahar made his first-class debut in 2010, however, prior to that the battle had already begun for the bowler.
  • In 2008, he was deemed unfit to play international cricket by Greg Chappell, who was the director of the Rajasthan Cricket Association Academy, due to anonymous reasons.
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ICC World Cup 2019: Team India to play the tournament opener against South Africa

  • Among the other decisions made in the meeting was with regards to the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.
  • Since the World Cup is to be played towards the end of May, the IPL which usually ends pretty late in the same month has been pushed ahead. The 12th season of the IPL is expected to start on March 29 and the final will be played on May 19.
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BCCI mixing cricket with politics, should play in UAE: PCB chief Najam Sethi

  • The PCB has filed a case against the BCCI of not respecting the Future Tour Programme (FTP) due to which the PCB has to bear a huge loss.
  • PCB chief Najam Sethi is not ready to give up in finding out the solution of the ongoing tussle between the two boards.
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IPL 2018: RCB resorts to Baseball match for inspiration

  • The eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is currently underway and teams are fighting tooth and nail to outclass each other.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) find themselves at the bottom half of the table with a couple of wins from five matches.
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Where will Jofra Archer head to? The debate sparkles as Archer stars for Rajasthan Royals

  • Well, Jofra Archer is a special talent which was evident when the Barbados-born all-rounder made his debut for Rajasthan Royals against Mumbai Indians. The fast and fiery yorkers were on for the display.
  • Figures of 3 for 22 in his 4 overs in a T20 is a brilliant performance. The icing on the cake was the man of the match award which 22-year-old Archer received on debut.
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Yuvraj Singh endorses India’s No. 1 online restaurant reservation platform

  • The announcement was made the launch of the country’s most exclusive and powerful dining program.
  • The exclusive prime program of the brand will feature 400 of the best Indian restaurants, which will be curated on the basis of user feedback.
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IPL 2018: Liam Plunkett feels that the Daredevils is a win away from gaining momentum

  •  However, the Delhi bowlers impressed in the game. Liam Plunkett, who made his debut in the IPL, nipped out three vital wickets at a frugal economy rate.
  • The 33-year highlighted the significance of clinically finishing the game in a recent interaction with the media. Also, he sounded excited about the performance he was able to dish out in the contest.
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Michael Clarke feels that Sourav Ganguly changed the face of Indian cricket

  • The Men in Blue have become one of the strongest sides in World cricket across all formats. In the past two years, the team has enjoyed a golden run.
  • Defeating India in India has become very rare. The main reason for India’s success over the past few years lies in the players who have led the team.
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IPL 2018: Gautam Gambhir hopeful of Delhi Daredevils making it to the playoffs

  •  Ricky Ponting was bagged as the coach while the local boy Gautam Gambhir was made the skipper of the side.
  • Gambhir had led the Kolkata Knight Riders to the title on a couple of occasions and the Daredevils’ management was expecting him to do the same at Delhi.
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Kane Williamson feels that nail-biters get the better of players’ emotions

  • Teams are stacked up almost equally which provides the fans with an opportunity to witness some nail-biting encounters.
  • IPL 11 has witnessed more than its share of thrilling encounters already and we are not even halfway through the tournament.
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Malaysia to play hosts for Pakistan cricket team

  • Subsequently, teams have been complacent to visit the nation after which international cricket came to a halt.
  • Though players are gradually returning to the war-stricken nation, there’s a fair amount of time to go before full-fledged cricket kicks off in the nation.
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Darren Sammy to visit Pakistan for the Zalmi Excellence Awards

  • He represented the Peshawar Zalmi ever since the inception of the tournament and has been an integral member of the side.
  • The third edition of the league has ended a month back with Islamabad United emerging as the winners against the Zalmi.
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Kl Rahul, Ambati Rayudu needs to be given credit says former India captain Kris Srikkanth

  • The IPL presents an opportunity to the Indian players to impress the selectors so that they come to the notice of them and maybe get an opportunity for the national side.
  • The likes of KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Nitish Rana, Krunal Pandya have already presented their strong cases with a lot of matches still to come in the tournament.
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