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.

James Neesham
James Neesham. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Jimmy Neesham contemplated retirement post Champions Trophy debacle in 2017

  • Jimmy Neesham, the New Zealand all-rounder is all set for his first ever World Cup appearance as he was chosen by the New Zealand Cricket to board the flight to England and Wales with the Black Caps team.
  • This good news comes after a tough eighteen months of self-pondering and even contemplating retirement from the game at one time.
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IPL 2019: Dwayne Bravo’s hamstring injury might rule him out of CSK’s next game

  • The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) didn’t have an ideal day against the Mumbai Indians (MI).
  • They lost the match by 37 runs as nothing went right for them in the chase and the home team bowled superbly to not give an edge to them in the encounter.
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IPL 2019: Ravi Ashwin responds to James Anderson criticising him for mankading Jos Buttler

  • Ever since Ravi Ashwin has mankaded Jos Buttler in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), the Kings XI Punjab skipper has been at the receiving end of all the criticism.
  • But Ashwin has stayed put to his stance of the batsman not crossing the line before the ball is delivered and feels it is totally within the spirit of the game.
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ICC World Cup 2019: SRH head coach Tom Moody picks his favourites for the tournament

  • The head coach of the IPL’s 2016 season champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), has been associated with the Hyderabad-based franchise since the first edition of its formation.
  • Sure the SRH faced a narrow defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening game in the IPL 2019, but they have only upped their game so far after winning the next two fixtures.
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Teams are playing smart by replacing poor fielders with better ones, says Mohammad Kaif

  • The ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) has been guilty of finishing matches late in the midnight.
  • Moreover, the captains are being fined as well for not completing the overs in time.
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We don’t want to risk him, says Stephen Fleming on Shane Watson not bowling in the IPL

  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK) lost their recent match against Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium played on April 3, 2019.
  • The home team wonderfully defended a modest target of 170 which was made thanks to efforts of Suryakumar Yadav, who made a fifty and Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard’s death over heroics.
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IPL 2019: CSK middle order not up to the mark, reckons Brad Hodge

  • Talk about T20 legends and the discussion would be incomplete without the name Brad Hodge.
  • Having represented multiple franchises in the IPL and various other tournaments, the Aussie veteran was once the leading run-scorer in the format, before Chris Gayle took over and amassed mind-boggling numbers.
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IPL 2019: Jos Buttler finally breaks silence on being ‘Mankaded’ by Ravi Ashwin

  • He was not heard saying anything in public besides getting involved in a verbal exchange with Ravi Ashwin after the controversial ‘Mankading’ incident in a match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) on March 25.
  • But now Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) batsman Jos Buttler has broken his silence on the issue and called for clarity in the laws that govern the game.
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After Windies’ strong show against England, Anderson not having any World Cup favourites

  • A lot of voices are being heard over England’s high chances of winning the upcoming ICC World Cup at home starting next month.
  • The Three Lions have had a magnificent run in the 50-over format since their humiliating exit from the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, winning 30 of the 42 games that they played while losing just nine.
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Hardik Pandya recalls tough last seven months after all-round match-winning show against CSK

  • Life has not been kind to all-rounder Hardik Pandya of late.
  • Ever since he was stretchered out of the ground in a high-voltage clash with Pakistan at the Asia Cup last September, the Baroda cricketer’s career graph took an unfortunate nosedive.
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IPL 2019: BCCI ACU approaches Vadodara Police in Tushar Arothe betting case

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) is currently in progress and the betting scandals getting caught during the tournament is quite normal.
  • But this time around, a prominent name has come under the scanner and he is none other than Tushar Arothe, the former head coach of India Women’s team.
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The ‘Boom Boom’ effect: Shahid Afridi’s biography ‘Game Changer’ will be up for grabs from April 30

  • Penning biographies/autobiographies have been a trend for cricketers for quite some time now.
  • They are busy with coming up stories of their careers that people would not have known otherwise.
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IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians’ captain Rohit Sharma aware of Jason Behrendorff’s abilities

  • After losing their first home game against the Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Mumbai Indians (MI) managed to emerge victorious against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 37 runs to register their 100th victory in the mega tournament.
  • Suryakumar Yadav’s 43-ball 59 followed by whirlwind knocks from Krunal and Hardik Pandya helped them garner 170 in their 20 overs.
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ICC charges Dilhara Lokuhettige for breaching Anti-Corruption Code

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged former Sri Lanka player Dilhara Lokuhettige with three counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
  • These new charges are in addition to charges imposed on him on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board last year.
  • (Read more about the story)