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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Dale Steyn of South Africa
Dale Steyn of South Africa. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

World Cup 2019: Dale Steyn ruled out of the opening game against England

  • The World up is all set to get underway on May 30 with the hosts England and South Africa locking horns in the tournament opener.
  • Both the teams would be hoping to start the competition on a winning note and no wonder it is going to be a close encounter.
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ICC World Cup 2019: Australia legend Glenn McGrath picks his favourites

  • The World Cup is considered as the pinnacle of ODI cricket and teams from around the world work hard to get a proper combination in place.
  • The 2019 edition of the mega event starts on May 30 with the match between hosts England and South Africa at the Kennington Oval in London.
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World Cup 2019: No terror threat to India-Pakistan clash, assures organisers

  • June 16 will be a big day in the upcoming World Cup 2019 for former champions India and Pakistan will lock horns on that day at Old Trafford, Manchester.
  • Going by the recent political tensions between the two arch-rivals and the call for even boycotting the game on the Indian side following the Pulwama attack, the derby promises to be a cracker all the more.
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KL Rahul is a treat to watch on his day but have got temperament issue, says Sanjay Manjrekar

  • India is playing KL Rahul at No.4 in the warm-up matches ahead of the ICC World Cup.
  • In the first warm-up against New Zealand managed just six runs in 10 balls and against Bangladesh in the second warm-up, he has played a handy knock.
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World Cup 2019: Glenn McGrath picks his top three current pacers

  • Australian former fast bowler Glenn McGrath holds a legendary status in the annals of the game thanks to his brilliant performances with both the red and white balls.
  • McGrath made his debut in 1993 and said goodbye to cricket in 2007 leaving a legacy of 124 Tests and 250 ODI international matches behind him.
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My mother always said that I’ll play for India and that kept me going, says Tushar Deshpande

  • The 24-year-old Mumbai based pacer Tushar Deshpande showed the nerves of playing in the Super League stage of the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy 2019, a day after his mother’s demise.
  • He kept going and travelled to Indore when everyone expected that he won’t, despite being devastated due to the loss.
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Social activist files PIL in Delhi HC to stop IPL players auction

  • The players’ auction is a big attraction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and thus the excitement begins quite a few months before the start of the real tournament.
  • Players are released, retained and ‘bought’ by franchises as per the demands of the season.
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Marriage has improved my captaincy and me as a human being: Virat Kohli

  • Virat Kohli is in the spotlight ever since he has left India with the other 14 men for the World Cup in England.
  • The Men in Blue are one of the strong contenders to lift the title for the third time and Kohli’s captaincy will be tested to the hilt.
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KL Rahul set to have a new supporter in Akansha Ranjan cheering for him during the World Cup

  • Cricket and Bollywood have gone hand in hand over the last few years.
  • Mostly after the inception of the Indian Premier League (IPL), their relationship has been strengthened.
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