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

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

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle. (Photo Source: Instagram)

Former security guard and carpenter reveals some insights after bagging a maiden IPL deal

  • He revealed that the major concern towards featuring in the league that can work to be a great improvement in his game.
  • The 24-year old didn’t spend much time thinking about the auctions and rested all his hopes in the hands of the Almighty.
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Chris Gayle shows the victory symbol after a successful IPL bid

  • Chris Gayle is a gritty customer, especially when it comes to plying his trade in the shortest format of the game. Most bowlers, if not all have their hearts in their mouths when they bowl at him.
  • Apart from being one of the biggest crowd-pullers in the context of the Indian Premier League, the 28-year old Jamaican is also known for his strengths courtesy of his massive sixes into the stands.
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IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils name former Indian First Class cricketer as new fielding coach

  • Former Indian First Class cricketer Subhadeep Ghosh is all set to join the Delhi Daredevils camp for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. The IPL 2018 promises to be a bigger and a better affair than the previous editions of the tournament.
  • Team Delhi is in no mood to take things lightly this time around. Over the last few years, they have had a struggling time in the tournament.
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IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils announce new bowling coach

  • The Delhi Daredevils have made a major announcement a day after the IPL 2018 auctions got over. The DD camp is keen on reforming their entire setup.
  • Over the last few years, they have been one of the unfortunate sides in the competition. They have seen close games going against them at crunch times.
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CSK didn’t have MS Dhoni in their plans in 2008: VB Chandrasekhar

  • N Srinivasan, the former BCCI president, and CSK’s co-owner was never interested to draft Dhoni into his side. Instead, he wanted Virender Sehwag for his team.
  • VB Chandrasekhar, who was CSK’s chief selector and Director of Cricket Operation in 2008 revealed this in a show called ‘The Super Kings Show’ that is being telecasted on the Star Sports Network.
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J&K minister praises IPL chairman after Kings XI Punjab picks Manzoor Dar

  • Former India opener Virender Sehwag who has joined the franchise as a mentor along with team owner Preity Zinta made the bid for the 24-year-old Kashmir-born Dar.
  • He became only the 2nd player from the state of Jammu & Kashmir to be part of the Indian Premier League.
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2020 World T20 to be hosted by Australia

  • This would be the first time when Australia would be presenting the World T20, after hosting several editions of the 50-over World Cups. The 2015 50-over World Cup was also organized in major parts of both Australia and New Zealand.
  • Now, after being announced as the host country, Australia would surely be looking forward towards playing the new anchoring role in one of the most exciting and thrilling events in the sports field.
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IPL 2018: Nita Ambani disappointed over their senior player’s departure

  • Mumbai Indians have arguably been the most successful side of the IPL so far. They have won 3 IPL trophies in 10 campaigns.
  • There has been only one ever-present player in their 10-year journey and that player is Harbhajan Singh. He understands the setup really well and his vast IPL experience of having played over 100 games is a big plus.
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IPL 2018: Mahela Jayawardene reveals Mumbai Indians’ steal deals

  • Mustafizur Rahman was definitely one of the steals of the auction. The Bangladeshi youngster rose to fame a few years ago when he spearheaded SunRisers Hyderabad’s bowling attack which won the IPL trophy.
  • The “Fizz” picked up 17 wickets in 16 appearances for the David Warner-led side. His economy rate of 6.9 is amazing considering he bowls in the powerplay and at the death.
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I never lost my confidence and kept working hard: Suresh Raina

  • Suresh Raina last played a T20 International against England last year. He smashed a quickfire 63(45) which included five sixes.
  • He revealed that in spite of being out of the team for so long, he never lost focus. He was determined to work his way back into the squad.
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KCA and Sanju Samson encouraged me a lot: KM Asif after being picked by CSK

  • With improved performances in the U22 and U25 sides, Asif featured in the Kerala Ranji squad this season but didn’t get a game to his name.
  • The pacer is yet to make a first-class debut but his sheer pace has brought him the IPL contract.
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Jaydev Unadkat responds after sinking in the tense moments of the IPL auction

  • In an exclusive conversation with the Mid-day, the bowler stated that he totally went blank when his name was going the buzz in the auction.
  • He mentioned that it was nice to handle this sinking moment along with his teammates, which helped him to enlighten this all tense situation.
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Nepali spinner Sandeep Lamichhane happy after being picked by Delhi Daredevils

  • The leggie, who is still in his teens had earlier worked with former Australia captain Michael Clarke.
  • The spinner was first spotted by the franchise in Hong Kong T20 Blitz and had impressed everyone. Then, once Ricky Ponting, the coach of the IPL side gave his approval, he was bought by them for 20 Lakhs.
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IPL 2018: Kings XI Punjab eye at changing the team’s name

  • They’ve got some big names like KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Marcus Stoinis at some reasonable prices.
  • They also bagged Indian veteran all-rounder Yuvraj Singh at his base price for Rs 2 crores. Punjab management looked very happy after the auction and Preity Zinta expressed her excitement on Twitter.
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Lasith Malinga hints at retirement prior to the 2019 World Cup

  • he 34-year old has been on the sidelines since a one-off T20I against India in early September. He was also left out of the touring squad to Bangladesh.
  • Although he was keen on playing in the 2019 World Cup, he revealed he might culminate his playing career before the mega-event since the prospect of a return seems a distant dream.
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ICC T20I Rankings: Babar Azam jets to No. 1 spot

  • Pakistan’s Ahmed Shehzad has moved up two places to 25th and is his side’s second highest-ranked batsman in the shortest format, but captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Fakhar Zaman are the biggest movers in the latest rankings.
  • Sarfraz’s series contribution of 79 runs has lifted him from 76th position to 55th, while Fakhar has claimed the 71st spot after rising 41 places following his series aggregate of 99 runs.
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IPL 2018 Auction: Preity Zinta reveals the reason of buying Mujeeb Zadran

  • While some of the players attracted a lot of bids, few well-known cricketers went unsold much to the surprise of the cricket pundits and fans.
  • Though the second day of the event was ruled by some of the unknown players who triggered an intense bidding war between the franchises.
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Harbhajan Singh takes to Twitter to bid goodbye to Mumbai Indians

  • One of the key cogs of Mumbai Indians for the first decade of IPL, the 37-year-old played an integral role in their triumphs over the years.
  • During his time with Mumbai Indians, Harbhajan three IPL titles and two now-defunct Champions League T20 titles. He also skippered the side when it lifted its first Champions League title in 2011.
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