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Afghanistan Cricket Team. (Photo by Julian Herbert-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

IPL 2018: Matthew Hayden picks the batsman and the captain of the tournament so far

  • It is no surprise that the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are at the top of the points table and have set the stage on fire
  • Dhoni was also picked as the captain of the tournament so far by the legendary former Australian cricketer.
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Afghanistan to play Tests against Australia and England

  • In June, they will make their debut in Test cricket against India at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
  • Afghanistan recently qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales.
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Mohammad Asif blames selectors for selection procedures

  • Meanwhile, the tour starts with a one-off Test against Ireland at Dublin which will be followed by a two-Test affair against England.
  • Fitness and form should be major criteria for cricketers in order to get selected in the national squad.
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IPL 2018: Shivam Mavi and Avesh Khan reprimanded for breaching the code of conduct

  • Their new skipper Shreyas Iyer slammed an unbeaten knock of 93 runs off just 40 deliveries which paved the way for the bowlers to seal the victory.
  • But he was caught on the cameras while saying few words to the batsman which were needless.
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IPL 2018: Check out the whereabouts of Chris Gayle while Punjab take a break

Did you notice the big change on DD jersey in their home game against KXIP?

  • The air-conditioner brand Daikin is the lead sponsor of the franchise for the fourth successive season
  • KJ Jawa, the MD and CEO of Daikin India, was excited with the unique on-ground and on-player activation which took place for the first time.
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Sri Lanka rope in spin, fast bowling consultants before their next tour

  • As they embark upon a journey with the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in their sights, and under their new head coach Chandika Hathurusingha.
  • Sri Lankan is set to play West Indies for the three Test matches on the Carribean soil in May 2018.
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Batting let the team down, not the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir opines Sanjay Manjrekar

  • Gautam Gambhir played an instrumental role in winning the IPL trophy twice for Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • The 52-year old also added that by merely changing the skipper of the side will not necessarily lead to a change in fortunes.
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Hasin Jahan accuses Mohammed Shami of age-fudging

  • Recently, Shami also attended a police investigation in Kolkata during which he was questioned for more than 3 hours and then released.
  • Even the bowling coach of DD, James Hopes, felt that the personal issues of Shami are not allowing him to concentrate on his game.
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Gambhir’s call to sit out of the playing XI says Shreyas Iyer, terms it a courageous decision

  • On Friday, when Delhi Daredevils’ new skipper Shreyas Iyer when came for the toss for the first time for the match against Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • One would feel that only Gautam Gambhir can take such a call for the benefit of his side.
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After brilliance on the field, Iyer-Shaw combine for a rap song

  • Under the young leadership of 23-year-old Shreyas Iyer, Delhi Daredevils (DD) registered their 2nd win of the tournament in 7 games.
  • A video posted on Instagram shows Iyer and Shaw mimicking and lip syncing a song and move along.
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IPL 2018: Quinton de Kock uplifts the mood in RCB camp after disappointing loss against CSK

  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore are going through a thin time in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League.
  • In the run chase, the Chennai Super Kings had choked big time to reel on 70/4 at one stage in the game.
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IPL 2018: Fearless cricket is the way forward for Mumbai Indians

Gautam Gambhir spends time with the families of Sukma Attack martyrs

  • Veteran Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has always been very vocal about his support to the Indian army.
  • The children of the martyrs thanked Gambhir for all the support that he has extended.
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IPL 2018: Viv Richards believes Mumbai Indians have found an elixir this season

  • Former Windies cricketer Sir Viv Richards is closely following the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League.
  • The Kings XI Punjab bowler recently became the first bowler to take a five-wicket haul in the season.
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