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

All the news that hogged the headlines today.

Virat Kohli
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Skipper Virat Kohli provides an update on his neck injury 

  • He has set new standards for players and transformed the team environment in a positive way.
  • The injury was not a small one as it has put his participation in Ireland and England limited-overs series in jeopardy.
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Here’s what Chris Gayle felt after going unsold in the IPL auction twice

  • The Indian Premier League has become one of the flagship franchise-based T20 tournament in the world.
  • The Universal Boss went to Punjab after a bit of drama as he went unsold twice before finally earning the contract.
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MS Dhoni to bat number 5 or 6 for India, former cricketers spark debate

  • Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni proved it yet again that he is still among the fittest players in the modern day cricket.
  • The other school of thought believes that considering the vast experience MS Dhoni has, he can be used as low as number 6.
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Dehradun International Cricket Stadium all set to make international debut

  • India is a country where people love to play and watch cricket. Every nook and corner of the street is filled with kids playing the game.
  • The stadium is India’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold standard sporting arena.
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Mitch Marsh, Travis Head to lead ‘A’ sides on India tour

  • The selectors have named 28 players across the two squads for the limited overs action and the four-day fixtures.
  • Also, Hohns conceded that the management sees Marsh and Travis Head as very potent leaders of the future.
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Hotstar sets a new record in the 11th season of the IPL

  • Further, there were various reports that suggested how difficult it would be for Star to regain the money that it had invested.
  • The opening week of the tournament, the streaming platform got in 5.5 million viewers for the clash between the Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders.
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Shane Watson feels banned Australian trio faced extreme punishments

  • Watson’s thundering unbeaten 117 helped the Chennai Super Kings register their third IPL win.
  • In a bid to stabilize Australian cricket again, Cricket Australia recently appointed Justin Langer as the head coach.
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I don’t think I would be half as good without AB de Villiers in the team: Dale Steyn

  • With more than 20,000 runs in his international career, Mr 360 degrees bid adieu to the game.
  • While he performed wonderfully on his comeback against India and Australia, his retirement shook many around the world.
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Graeme Smith predicts India’s future after Virat Kohli

  • In the 12 games that the right-hander has played this season, he has scored 480 runs.
  • Further, injuries took a huge toll on how de Villiers’ mind functioned with the national team.
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Rashid Khan should be the Prime Minister of Afghanistan, says Farokh Engineer

  • He was awarded the honour of Lifetime Achievement award in the CEAT Cricket Awards 2018.
  • A day ago, the 19-year-old himself said that he is probably the most famous Afghan citizen after their president, Ashraf Ghani.
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ICC Cricket Committee decides to continue with coin toss in Tests, increases sanction for breach of CoC

  • The Committee has also made recommendations around the toss in Test cricket and ICC World Test Championship playing conditions.
  • There were three main areas of discussion. Firstly, what can Member boards do to create a better atmosphere of respect between teams.
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KL Rahul spotted leaving a Mumbai eatery with Nidhhi Agerwal

  • The stylish Indian cricketer KL Rahul sizzled with the bat in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
  • As of now, nothing is confirmed as KL Rahul was rumoured to have linked to Elixir Nahar, the model, before but the cricketer never commented on the same.
  • (Read more about the story)

Rohit Sharma believes the Indian team can beat England in the upcoming tour

  • They also managed to take the campaign off in the second half but fell just short of a playoffs spot.
  • The confidence of having done well in tough conditions will help them do better in England as well.
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Adam Gilchrist challenges Al Jazeera to reveal names involved in the fixing scandal

  • The sting operations by news channel Al Jazeera have created quite a bit of commotion in the cricket world.
  • Australia piled on 451 runs and India replied by scoring 603 runs courtesy of a double century by Cheteshwar Pujara.
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England announce squad for the ODIs against Scotland and Australia

  • England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the ODI squads for the upcoming series against Scotland and Australia.
  • Buttler is rested considering the amount of cricket he has played this year. He was also involved in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • (Read more about the story)

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