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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Preity Zinta and KL Rahul
Preity Zinta and KL Rahul. (Photo Source: Twitter)

KL Rahul is respectful towards women, reckons KXIP owner Preity Zinta

  • Back in January, KL Rahul got himself tangled in a controversy after his remarks on the TV show Koffee With Karan.
  • He was thereafter slapped with an indefinite suspension by the Committee of Administrators (CoA), but that was lifted and he made his comeback for India A in their series against England Lions.
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ICC World Cup 2019: Afghanistan name 23 probables for the tournament

  • Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has announced the 23-man squad for the upcoming World Cup.
  • This group will train in South Africa for the next few days now and will play six practice matches.
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IPL 2019: Andre Russell’s commercial scorecard is a jaw-dropping one

  • There’s absolutely no doubt that Andre Russell doesn’t have the word ‘mercy’ in his books, especially when he is plying his trade with the willow in hand.
  • He is currently playing in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), representing the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and has already won three Player of the Match award, having racked up 207 runs at an incredible average of 103.50.
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It is pretty cut-throat for coaches in IPL, says Brad Hodge

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the best T20 leagues in the world and the matches are hard-fought in each season.
  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have done it three times, Mumbai Indians (MI) have done it three times, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have done it two times and RR and SRH have done it one time each- becoming the IPL title holders and going onto creating history.
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ICC World Cup 2019: Wasim Akram picks his Pakistan squad for the tournament

  • Former Pakistan captain and legendary fast bowler, Wasim Akram has picked his Pakistan squad for the upcoming ICC CWC 2019 which will be held in England, set to start on May 30.
  • Pakistan have announced their 23-man probable squad for the mega-event and as per the rule, all the teams have to announce their 15-man squad before the 30th of April with the option of making changes till May 22 without informing the ICC.
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Chris Lynn adjudges Andre Russell as their ‘billion dollar man’

  • Kolkata Knight Riders’ Chris Lynn has adjudged their star all-rounder Andre Russell as the “Billion Dollar Man” following an emphatic 5-wicket win over the RCB at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
  • Russell’s brutal assault on the RCB bowlers ensured that Kolkata chased down 53 off the final 3 overs with 5 balls to spare.
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Ross Taylor to feature in the Royal London One Day Cup 2019

  • Middlesex have hit the headlines with another notable signing, New Zealand’s Ross Taylor. He is set to feature Royal London One-Day Cup this season.
  • Having amassed 1063 runs at an average of almost 97, the 35-year-old has been in a good form for the past 1 year.
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The thought-process was just to try and hit as many sixes as possible: Andre Russell

  • Andre Russell went berserk for the fourth consecutive match this season and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat for his team against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
  • The stage was set for him the same way like it did against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
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