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.

Salman Butt
Salman Butt. (Photo Source: Twitter)

J&K cricketer Manzoor Dar wishes to emulate MS Dhoni

  • Heralded as a big-hitting all-rounder, Dar is more commonly known as ‘Pandav’ for his sheer brute and aggressive batting approach towards bowlers.
  • The cricketer also represented Jammu and Kashmir in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy and played some good knocks which helped him bag an IPL deal.
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ICC investigates Ajman All Stars T20 League: Salman Butt could be in trouble

  • He was involved and termed to be the kingpin of the spot-fixing scandal in England for which he was subsequently banned for five years along with fellow Pakistani teammates at that time, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif.
  • Butt has not been preferred for national team’s selection despite some decent performances in domestic cricket.
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Impressed with the temperament of the Indian U19 players: Ramiz Raja

  • Many youngsters such as Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, and Kamlesh Nagarkoti have come up with brilliant performances in the ongoing u19 World Cup.
  • Ramiz Raja admitted that he was impressed by Shubman’s batting. He further credited Rahul Dravid for preparing the players so well ahead of the tournament.
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Meet the man behind every IPL auction you have seen

  • Richard Madley, who was a relieved man after a two-day long marathon bidding war, feels IPL is one of the best things that has happened to him.
  • The 60-year-old was standing behind a podium for two days with a hammer older than IPL and which may find its place in an Indian cricket museum in future.
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Tymal Mills axed from the Hobart Hurricanes squad for the semifinals

  • Tymal Mills has been recently going through a rough patch. The England pacer has failed to display his potential in the ongoing Big Bash League.
  • As the Hobart Hurricanes announced their squad for the BBL semi-final against Perth Scorchers, Tymal’s name was nowhere to be found.
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Washington Sundar feels blessed to play alongside likes of Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers

  • The 17-year-old, who played for the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant in the previous edition will be donning the Bangalore outfit after being picked by the franchise for a massive sum of 3.2 crores.
  • And Sundar thanks his lucky stars as he feels extremely blessed at the opportunity to play alongside the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.
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Ishan Kishan appointed Jharkhand captain for the Vijay Hazare Trophy

  • Kishan has the senior players like Virat Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Monu Singh and Aaron at his disposal.
  • They will miss the services of their most consistent batsman Ishank Jaggi who sustained an injury during the T20 tournament and has thus been ruled out of the VHT.
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Nepal cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane owes his success to former Australian skipper

  • Even before IPL players’ auction, Sandeep had been in touch with Michael Clarke, calling the interactions therapeutic to an extent.
  • In fact, one of the biggest moments of his life came when the Aussie legend invited him to play at the Sydney-based Western Suburbs District Cricket Club.
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The IPL Auction is patriarchal and deeply humiliating for players who are paraded like cattle – Heath Mill

  • While various unknown cricketing personalities have made it big in the auction, Heath Mills slated that it was quite unprofessional.
  • He appealed them to change the way it was conducted on behalf of all the other cricketing associations.
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Sourav Ganguly names the best player of the India U19 squad

  • The India U19 team has been at its best in the ongoing junior World Cup in New Zealand. They’ve defeated all their opponents on the way to the final and the smallest margin of win in terms of runs is worth 100.
  • The semi-final against Pakistan was expected to be a stern test but Shubman Gill’s hundred and Ishan Porel’s four-wicket haul helped them to a 203-run victory.
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South Africa vs India: Virat Kohli & Co. will have to defy history in Durban

  • While the visitors hold the top position in the longest format of the game and the hosts are the second best it is the other way round in ODIs.
  • Cricket South Africa (CSA) has picked the venues very carefully for the series and Durban has been a fortress for the home team as they enjoy an unbeaten run here against India.
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Prithvi Shaw promises his father to play in the final like the rest of the matches in the World Cup

  • They have outplayed every opposition lined up in the group stages and the knock-outs explosively in their exciting journey so far.
  • After beating Pakistan by a huge margin of 2013-runs in the semi-final encounter, they will now be facing Australia in the final battle to claim the coveted title.
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Chris Gayle celebrates after being picked up by the Kings XI Punjab

  • He was retained by the franchise prior to the auctions. Moving forward, Russell said that he will do Punjabi ‘bhangra’ dance after hitting a 6 against Gayle.
  • But interestingly it happened the other way round happened as the Caribbean opener dismissed Russell and celebrated by patting his thigh and showing off his mustache in typical Punjabi style.
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IPL 2018 Auction: Preity Zinta feels depressed to miss out on an important player

  • Punjab retained three players at the auction by using each of their Right to Match (RTM) card option, as they included hard-hitting finishers like David Miller, Marcus Stoinis. They also brought back fast bowler Mohit Sharma via their third RTM card.
  • The Kings XI owner and famous Bollywood actress Preity Zinta was seen as the most excited and active personality at the auction event.
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Ambati Rayudu suspended for breaching BCCI’s Code of Conduct

  • Thus Rayudu will miss out on Hyderabad’s first two encounters in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the domestic 50-overs tournament.
  • That will be played on February 5 and 6, also the first two days of the tournament.
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IPL 2018: Maharashtra’s coach feels Kedar Jadhav is totally worth the money CSK spent on him

  • As per the quotes in Sportstarlive, Bhave remarked that if Kedar has a successful outing in South Africa, he can be a handy player for CSK.
  • Also, he tipped Kedar Jadhav to be totally worth the money CSK spent on him. Moreover, he feels that the ideal time for Kedar to flourish is in the final overs of the innings.
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Delhi Daredevils wanted to be discreet about Sandeep Lamichhane’s signing

  • The biggest cricketing extravaganza in India’s calendar, IPL 2018 got underway with the player auction for the same taking place earlier this weekend.
  • While we witnessed some big money spending by the teams, there were a few heavyweights who went unsold as well. Thus with all done and dusted, the teams have acquired their required arsenals in their buildup the mega-event.
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Navi Mumbai’s batsman Tanishq Gavate scores 1045 runs in a school tournament

  • The Commercial Capital of India produced many batting greats who went on to make it big at the international level.
  • The great Sachin Tendulkar also hails from Mumbai and needs no introduction. Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane from the current Indian crop hail from Mumbai too.
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Mujeeb Zadran recalls watching YouTube videos of Narine and Mendis

  • Afghanistan cricketer Noor Zadran who is Mujeeb’s cousin set up an academy in his name. That’s where Mujeeb began training and started playing cricket at the age of 12.
  • Later he started going to the Kost Province academy. He stated that his love for cricket began after watching the 2010 ICC World T20 where Afghanistan participated.
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JP Duminy asserts that India are a phenomenal ODI side

  • The fans expect nothing less from India, they’re a high profile team The Indians didn’t have a great outing in the previous tour when it came to the limited overs cricket.
  • They lost the three-match series two nil. Duminy asserted that India was a phenomenal side when it came to One Dayers. He lauded the way India fought back in the third Test in spite losing the series.
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Ishant Sharma named Delhi skipper for Vijay Hazare Trophy

  • The lanky pacer after a spectacular test series in South Africa is expected to be back to India in time for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
  • Since the 29-year old is not a part of the Indian bowling setup in the limited overs format, his availability for the full tournament will be a huge boost to the side.
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