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.

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc. (Photo by Michael Dodge – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Reports: Mitchell Starc likely to miss out India ODI and T20Is

  • After their two-match Test series against Sri Lanka, Australia are now scheduled to tour India for a two-match T20I series and a five-match ODI series.
  • They lost miserably against India at home but thumped aside the Lankans without much fuss.
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Ravi Shastri takes a pot shot at MS Dhoni’s critics, asks ‘do you know cricket?’

  • MS Dhoni’s world has changed overnight in 2019. After a long gloomy phase with the bat, the former captain came out in a new avatar in the new year, putting all suspicion over his dying ability to rest.
  • The 37-year-old Ranchi cricketer slammed three consecutive fifties against Australia in his first international series after some months to help India clinch a historic series and also bag the Man of the Series award.
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Steve Smith eyes World Cup through IPL route even as uncertainty looms over his fitness

  • The year-long ban ordeal for former Australia captain Steve Smith is nearing its end though the dashing batsman is now having a stint with injury.
  • The 29-year-old was ruled out of the game after sustaining an elbow injury during a game in this year’s Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and was ruled out of the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL).
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Extras top score Australia Women’s domestic game as South Australia get bowled out for 10 runs

  • There were some crazy scenes at Albrecht Oval in Alice Springs as South Australia’s Women’s team were bowled out for just 10 runs.
  • The National Indigenous Cricket Championships is currently in progress which is the part of Women’s domestic cricket in Australia.
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MS Dhoni should bat at number four in the World Cup: Anil Kumble

  • MS Dhoni is undoubtedly one of the greatest cricketers India have ever produced.
  • At the age of 37, he is nearing the end of his illustrious career and his skills with the bat in hand are also on the wane.
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IPL 2019: Drought situation in parts of the country likely to add problems for the BCCI

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to stage the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at home despite the general elections in the country.
  • They are already running against time with the tournament set to start on March 23 and the schedule is yet to be finalised.
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Anil Kumble thinks KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya will come back stronger from the Koffee with Karan controversy

  • The year 2019 didn’t start on a great note for KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya after they attended the show Koffee With Karan.
  • They made some inappropriate comments and were severely bashed from every nook and corner of the country.
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Abdul Qadir compares Virat Kohli with Imran Khan

  • When Virat Kohli had replaced MS Dhoni as the India skipper, there were apprehensions all around over whether the batsman could replicate the feat of his illustrious predecessor.
  • Fast forward four years and Kohli has exceeded all the expectations. The Delhi star is well on his way of creating his own legacy both as a player and as a captain.
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Mithali Raj likely to retire from T20Is after England series in March

  • Team India veteran Mithali Raj is likely to call it quits from the shortest format of the game next month after the home series against England.
  • She is currently in New Zealand and led India to another series win against the home side in the ODIs.
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Harbhajan Singh wants Rishabh Pant in India’s squad for the World Cup 2019

  • Indian fans are elated to see explosive wicket-keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant returning to the national side for the New Zealand T20Is.
  • The 21-year-old headed home after scoring 159 not out in the final Test against Australia in Sydney last month as the veteran MS Dhoni replaced him for the ODI series against the Aussies and Kiwis.
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Case lodged against Hardik Pandya for his misogynist comments on Koffee with Karan

  • Just when it looked Hardik Pandya is all set to move on from the potentially career-changing Koffee with Karan fiasco, he has landed in trouble once again.
  • The allrounder had a forgettable start to the year after the episode of the talk show aired.
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