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.

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh. (Photo Source: Twitter)

IPL 2018: Moeen Ali would’ve played the tournament for free

  • The English all-rounder hasn’t played a single game for the franchise and is among the two foreigners along with Tim Southee who has been warming the benches thus far.
  • He said that he has come here to get the experience and would’ve still traveled if he had to do it for free.
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Yuvraj Singh says it’s difficult to juggle between different roles

  • Yuvraj Singh has had to battle a lot of demons to reach the stature that he commands today. One of the most prolific all-rounders India has ever had, Singh currently plays for the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) side in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Recently, the star player revealed the vexing difficulties of ‘juggling between different roles’ that he has to undergo as a professional cricketer.
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UAE to host the inaugural edition of Afghanistan Premier League in October

  • There were only a few cricketers from other countries in the local Shpageeza Cricket League which took place in Afghanistan last year.
  • Also, the bomb blast near the Kabul International Stadium meant that most of them left the country owing to the security concerns.
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BCCI announces India Women’s squad for Asia Cup T20

  • One of the most important tournaments of Women’s cricket is knocking right at the door, the Women’s Asia Cup T20 will be held in Malaysia in two months from now.
  • Ahead of the crucial tournament, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the Indian squad that’ll be participating in the Asia Cup matches.
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SRH skipper Kane Williamson feels lucky to have Indian bowlers who are doing so good

  • Notably, the spin attack which consists of the likes of Rashid Khan and Shakib Al Hasan has produced terrific results for Hyderabad while the Indian bowlers in Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, and Basil Thampi have done their job accurately.
  • Interestingly, one of their main bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar hasn’t played the last two games where the Hyderabad-based franchise shown their bowling prowess.
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Team India will have enough time to get used to the conditions in England: Zaheer Khan

  • A lot of emphases has been laid on the preparation time the team gets before an overseas tour and that was extensively highlighted on the tour of South Africa where the Indians didn’t play a single practice game.
  • They will, however, start the England tour with the limited-overs fixtures and would’ve been in the country for a month by the time the Test series gets underway.
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We didn’t have money to buy Chris Gayle: Kings XI Punjab co-owner

  • Kings XI Punjab has begun this year’s IPL on a good note. The first part of the tournament has gone pretty well for them with five wins out of seven.
  • The team already looks in the reckoning for the playoffs. Owner Ness Wadia expressed his delight over the same.
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IPL 2018: Chris Morris ruled out of the tournament; replacement announced

  • Morris was retained by the franchise in the player retention event earlier this year and had paid him a whopping amount of Rs 7.1 Crores.
  • Moreover, he didn’t feature in the last couple of matches as well. He was not even in great form this year and had scalped only 3 wickets playing in 4 matches at an economy of 10.21.
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Virender Sehwag lauds his team performance in the first half of the tournament

  • However, for the second time in a row, it was their bowlers making up for the low score.
  • Kings XI Punjab had a great start as both KL Rahul and Chris Gayle were off to another flier. However, once both men in form were dismissed, it triggered a collapse in their batting ranks.
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World Cup 2019: Chris Morris unsure about participation in the tournament

  • The Proteas are yet to win the Cup and would be hoping to win their maiden championship.
  • They are ranked second in the ICC ODI rankings and are expected to be a force to reckon with. There is cut-throat competition for places and players have their task cut out.
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IPL 2018: Rajasthan Royals missing Steve Smith’s presence

  • Ajinkya Rahane was appointed as the skipper and has done reasonably well.
  • Recently, he admitted to the fact that Steve Smith’s presence is definitely being missed by the team, but expects the team to park the disappointment aside and deliver the goods as a unit.
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Sarfraz Ahmed dismisses “Underdogs” tag for Pakistan in the upcoming World Cup

  • Pakistan, as per the recent schedule released by ICC, will play their opening game of the campaign against the wounded Windies.
  • They’ll combat arch-rivals India at the iconic Old Trafford, Manchester on June 16th. Speaking to the press, the 30-year-old suggested their team is trying to iron out the few deficiencies in the remaining one year.
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Williamson’s calmness gives confidence to everyone in the team says pacer Sandeep Sharma

  • Termed as one of the best bowling units even before the start of the IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad yet again proved why they got that tag when they beat Kings XI Punjabdefending a total of 133 runs.
  • After getting a breakthrough in the form of KL Rahul’s wicket, the Hyderabad bowlers rattled the batting unit of Kings XI.
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Pakistan fast bowler Mohammed Amir wants to become the best bowler of World Cup 2019

  • The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is just around the corner. The format of the tournament was changed from 2015 and the number of teams has been trimmed down to ten.
  • Each team will get a chance to face the other nine teams in the tournament which is set to be held in England.
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Gautam Gambhir backs Indian government for taking strong measure against ceasefire violations

  • Gambhir is known for his hard-hitting and straight-forward responses on any matters that are related to the well being of the country or the soldiers.
  • He has been often seen supporting some army actions. He has also come forward to support the families of martyrs on a number of occasions.
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ICC Test Championship: India will not face Pakistan until political issues are resolved

  • The ICC has taken steps to increase the popularity of the longest form of the game by adding context to every single game.
  • It has introduced the World Test Championship that will be played over a two-year cycle (2019-20) with the final being held in 2021. This news was confirmed at the end of its quarterly conclave on Thursday.
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BCCI and CoA divided over Virat Kohli’s decision to skip one-off Test against Afghanistan

  • The Indian team is all set to visit England for 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 5 Test matches which is being considered as the toughest period for them.
  • While their record in the limited overs format in the country has been excellent, they have struggled immensely in whites.
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AB de Villiers feels that the punishment given to Steve Smith and co. was harsh

  • AB de Villiers, who is considered as one of the best batsmen in the World at the moment has voiced his opinion regarding the punishments handed to former Australian captain Steve Smith.
  • He felt sorry for Smith and thought that the punishment was rather harsh. The incident occurred in the test series between South Africa and Australia that the Proteas won 3-1.
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IPL 2018: Ajinkya Rahane backs Gautam Gambhir despite poor form

  • Gautam Gambhir had the task of leading a side that has performed relatively poor in the IPL with the franchise tasting the wooden spoon more often than not.
  • The Delhi Daredevils have undergone major overhaul on several occasions but haven’t performed well on the field.
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