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

Brad Hogg
Brad Hogg. (Photo by Morne DeKlerk – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

England middle-order is fragile: Wahab Riaz:

  • Wahab Riaz feels that England’s middle order is “fragile” and believes Pakistan can put pressure on them.
  • Wahab said. “But I think the other batting is fragile. If you get Cook and Root quickly, you can really put pressure on them, but you can’t take things easy against them.”
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No subcontinent player in Ryan Sidebottom’s all-time XI:

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  • Ryan Sidebottom who is widely known as the English county legend has named his all-time XI with players from just three countries – England, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • The selection was mainly based on the fact that the player should have played with or against the cricketer or influenced him.
  • Alastair Cook and former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming are in the team as the openers and Fleming will lead the team.
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Yorkshire rests Kane Williamson due to mental fatigue:

  • Kane Williamson has been rested from Yorkshire’s lineup for this week’s county championship match due to “mental fatigue.”
  • New Zealand will be touring Zimbabwe and South Africa. The tour has an intense schedule of 14 tests, 19 one-day internationals and four T20I for the Black Caps till the end of March.
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Mohammad Amir had to live with the consequences, he tarnished cricket: Alastair Cook:

  • Cookstates that the Pakistani left-arm fast bowler tarnished cricket and could have been banned for life.
  • He maintains that the English-Pakistan relationship remains warm, which he hopes will continue even after the summer.
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Najam Sethi proposes Gaddafi stadium be renamed after Edhi Sahab:

  • Najam Sethi has appealed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to change the name of the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore to Edhi Stadium.
  • Many present and former cricketers, artists and politicians mourned his death. The grief of his loss was felt across the border in India as well.
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Sunil Gavaskar reveals weakness for glucose biscuits:

  • Sunil Gavaskar who turned 67 yesterday is regarded as one of the best opening batsmen of all time, and certainly one of the most successful.
  • He has revealed one of his weaknesses, which are glucose biscuits from Amchi Mumbai.
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Cricket cannot stop in a country: BCB chief Nizamuddin Chowdhury:

  • Nizamuddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) chief executive, has dismissed suggestions of playing at a neutral venue.
  • ICC’s Future Tours Programme has given the both the boards the discretion to take the final decision on conducting bilateral series.
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Big Bash League games to be broadcast in the United States:

  • Cricket Australia (CA) has made a major breakthrough among television deals as they have sealed a one-year deal with American broadcaster NBC Sports Network.
  • Cricket Australia has also renewed its rights with American cricket channel Willow TV, to broadcast men’s and women’s international Tests, One-Day Internationals (ODIs), Twenty20s (T20s).
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I was looking to ‘confuse’ the batsmen: Amit Mishra:

  • Amit Mishra had a good outing in the warm-up match, who managed to grab four wickets against West Indies President’s XI.
  • His teammate Rohit Sharma said that “You can’t do anything on a track like that”.
  • Mishra said that he was trying to vary his pace and ‘confuse’ the batsmen.
  • (Read more about the story)

Michael Carberry to undergo tests for life-threatening illness:

  • Michael Carberry is set to undergo tests this week over the condition that was caused six years ago due to life-threatening blood clots that was formed in one of his lungs.
  • Carberry had felt sick last week that kept him out of Hampshire’s current County Championship match against Warwickshire.
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Being in Durban, if I don’t talk about cricket, it would be a no ball: Narendra Modi:

  • Narendra Modi is currently on a four-nation tour of Africa, spoke about cricket in front of the ecstatic supporters in Durban.
  • South African players have always had a warm reception in India. Fans have huge respect for them and the players also love the hospitality here.
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Trinbago Knight Riders called up Denesh Ramdin:

  • Trinbago Knight Riders have called up wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin for the remainder of the CPL season.
  • Ramdin will replace Javon Searles, who has been out of the squad due to an injury to his right shoulder.
  • Ramdin was originally set to replace Fidel Edwards in the St Lucia Zouks squad but he had picked up an injury in the final of the tri-series against Australia.
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It’s a very proud moment for me to represent Bangladesh in the CPL: Shakib Al Hasan:

  • Shakib Al Hasan said that the 2013 champions were focused on getting back to winning ways.
  • “It’s a very proud moment for me to represent Bangladesh and all of the Bangladeshis are cricket fanatics and they love their sports. So, they will be supporting me in the CPL,” he said.
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Brad Hogg joins Melbourne Renegades on a one-year deal:

  • Brad Hogg has signed a deal for one year with Melbourne Renegades and the team has confirmed his signature.
  • Hogg believes his move is for the best for the Scorchers’ young spin trio of Ashton Agar, James Muirhead, and Ashton Turner.
  • (Read more about the story)

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