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

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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Ryan McLaren
Ryan McLaren. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Ryan McLaren retires from first-class cricket

  • He played only a couple of Test matches for South Africa but was a major presence in the domestic circuit with an abundance of experience.
  • Ryan McLaren took to his official Twitter handle to announce the retirement and felt that this is the right time to move on.
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“Every dog has its day”- ICC Chief David Richardson after India’s loss against New Zealand

  • Under the leadership of the enigmatic Virat Kohli, India won the Test and ODI series in Australia.
  • The visitors beat them in the first three ODIs in Napier and Mount Maunganui to take a 3-0 lead in the series.
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Sussex sign Pakistan pacer Mir Hamza for 2019 season

  • Sussex, on Thursday (January 31), announced the signing of Pakistan pacer Mir Hamza for nine first-class matches of the upcoming 2019 season.
  • He finished the game with just one wicket and has not played any game for Pakistan since then.
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BPL 2019: Alex Hales ruled out of the tournament

  • In the first half of the T20 extravaganza, the Riders languished at the bottom of the points table.
  • His superlative knock was laced with 11 boundaries and five over-boundaries and it helped the Riders win by 72 runs.
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ICC World Cup 2019: Zaheer Khan picks his Indian squad for the tournament

  • India will be heading for this year’s WC under the captaincy of Virat Kohli who will be the seventh skipper to lead India in the quadrennial event.
  • India, who have won five of their last six ODI series’, including four abroad, will be going into the tournament as one of the favourites.
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India in no danger of losing hosting rights for WC 2023: ICC CEO

  • He said the groups were decided on the basis of rankings and there was no credible way to make the two arch-rivals meet each other before the semis.
  • This will be the first time since 2011 that India and Pakistan won’t meet in the group stages.
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ICC World Cup 2019: Simon Doull picks his Indian squad for the tournament

  • With a lot of players competing for spots in the team, former New Zealand cricketer and current analyst Simon Doull had a say on the India squad for the mega-event.
  • Doull opines that a lot of the Indian players pick themselves and added that it is a fairly simple task.
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The official warm-up fixtures for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 released

  • Each of the ten teams participating in the tournament will get to play two warm-up games in England and Wales.
  • Sri Lanka isn’t the same as it was earlier and is one of the weakest teams going into the mega-event.
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Mitchell Starc is still our best new-ball bowler: Tim Paine

  • Mitchell Starc’s poor form with the ball perfectly sums up Australia’s dwindling fortunes in recent months.
  • At a time when Australian cricket is in desperate need of seniors stepping up in the absence of David Warner and Steve Smith, Starc has cut a sorry figure.
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Pat Cummins plays down the possibility of leading Australia in Test cricket

  • His spells of 4/39 in the first innings and 6/23 in the second innings blew away the Sri Lankan batting line-up.
  • In the absence of Josh Hazlewood and with Mitchell Starc misfiring, Cummins has emerged as the spearhead of this pace attack.
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