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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Team decisions can’t be taken on someone’s tweet, Mohammad Hafeez reacts to Indo-Pak toss row

  • He is the seniormost player in the current Pakistan squad which is battling it out at the Cricket World Cup 2019.
  • Mohammad Hafeez had quite a roller-coaster ride till he made it to the squad and amid the batting ruins, the 38-year-old has been his team’s second highest scorer in the tournament so far, just after Babar Azam.
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World Cup 2019: Team India’s net sessions in Southampton marred by rain

  • Rain and India seem to be travelling along in this World Cup in England. Wherever Virat Kohli & Co. are travelling rain is following them very closely.
  • Last week, India’s crucial game against New Zealand in Nottingham was washed out and both the teams had to split points.
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Vijay Shankar is fine now, Jasprit Bumrah says after batsman gets hit by his yorker

  • India have already seen two important members of their squad getting injured for the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales.
  • While opener Shikhar Dhawan has already been ruled out with a broken thumb, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is also set to miss a few games with a hamstring injury.
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World Cup 2019: Mohammad Hafeez denies news of reported groupism in Pakistan team

  • The Pakistan team is not only having a woeful ICC World Cup 2019, but reports suggesting rampant groupism in the team has come forth making the matters worse for the players, management, and fans involved.
  • The Men in Green have won only one match out of five played with three losses and one rained out.
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Former England spinner Graeme Swann picks his all-time World Cup XI and prefers to take driver’s seat

  • On the field, he was known to be chirpy. And Graeme Swann continues to be so even in his post-playing days.
  • One of the greatest off-break bowlers England have ever produced, Swann recently picked his all-time World Cup XI and guess what, he chose himself to lead it!
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England can pose a threat to India in the World Cup: Dilip Vengsarkar

  • Dilip Vengsarkar, the world’s best middle-order batsman between 1983 and 1988, has one such story to tell. Sanjay Manjrekar, Sachin Tendulkar and Vengsarkar shared a great camaraderie with each other, despite belonging to different age groups.
  • Though the oldest of the three, Vengsarkar had child-like traits, among which was the fear of sleeping alone in the room.
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Rashid Khan rubbishes reports about his strained relationship with Gulbadin Naib

  • The first World Cup in his career has been quite a learning curve for ace Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan.
  • The 20-year-old went to the tournament as a potential player of the series but the tournament has turned out be a tough test for both the youngster and his team.
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Sri Lanka hint at touring Pakistan for a Test series this year

  • It was the national cricketers of Sri Lanka who were caught up in a deadly terror attack on the tour of Pakistan in 2009.
  • They had a close shave in Lahore and the situation was so bad that the cricketers were airlifted from the middle of the ground.
  • (Read more about the story)

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