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

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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev. (Photo Source: Twitter)

IPL 10: Scenarios if the Eliminator or the Qualifier 2 gets washed out

  • The Rising Pune Supergiant stunned the Mumbai Indians in the first Qualifier of the IPL playoffs this season. A brilliant bowling spell from Washington Sundar and a herculean effort with the bat by MS Dhoni set up the clinical win for the Rising Pune Supergiant.
  • With the win, RPS now head into the finals of the tournament. The IPL 2017 final will be played at Hyderabad on May 21.
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It feels really good to perform on a big occasion: Washington Sundar

  • Getting the better of Mumbai Indians (MI) in their fortress has never been an easy task for visiting teams over the years. Several teams have tried to do so but have fallen short on many instances. However, it hasn’t quite been the case with the franchise from Pune, who have now defeated MI twice in IPL 2017.
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Neil Wagner misses out on the NZ squad for the tri-series in Ireland

  • The express left-arm pacer Neil Wagner will have to wait a little bit longer for his debut in the New Zealand colors after being released from the 15-member squad for the tri-series in Ireland.
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Steve Smith lauds MS Dhoni’s efforts after the Wankhede delight

  • Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steve Smith hailed and applauded MS Dhoni’s efforts with the bat after the latter’s incredible innings took the team’s total to 163, on a slow and dry pitch at the Wankhede Stadium against the Mumbai Indians.
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Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis declared fit for the Champions Trophy

  • Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been declared fit for the Champions Trophy 2017 as confirmed by Cricket Australia on Wednesday. The all-rounder had a glamorous restart to his international career with the Aussies, having already scored 146 against the Kiwis earlier this year.
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England’s Tymal Mills extends Sussex contract till 2019

  • England speedster Tymal Mills extended his contract with Sussex by two years, and will hence stay with the county until the end of 2019.
  • The left-arm paceman is currently a T20 specialist because of his persistent back troubles. Mills was forced to cut short his maiden stint in the IPL due to injuries.
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Sunil Gavaskar bats for higher pay for the cricketers

  • In the recent days, the Cricket Australia has been at the loggerheads with the players over the issue of the pay raise.
  • The players have been asking for a hike in pay but the board is adamant on its stance regarding the same. Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has recently joined the long list of people backing the players fighting for the pay rise.
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Sachin Tendulkar reveals 1999 Test series against Australia was the toughest in his career

  • Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is one man who united a billion Indians whenever he took the cricket field. His fans all over the world refer to him as the ‘God of Cricket’.
  • But very few know the Sachin Tendulkar behind the lenses. They now have a chance to see his struggles, his success, failures, the emotions and even romance with Anjali, through the film ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’.
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MS Dhoni conquers Wankhede yet again, fan rushes to shake hands with the legend

  • It was the very same stadium where Dhoni helped India lift the World Cup in 2011. In a Maharashtra derby game, Rising Pune Supergiant was the away team. But things changed as soon as MS Dhoni walked out to bat in the 13th over. Chants of ‘Dhoni Dhoni’ could be heard loud and clear across the stadium.
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IPL 10: Rohit Sharma not pleased with Mumbai Indians batting effort

  • Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma looked absolutely dejected after his side lost the first Qualifier against the Rising Pune Supergiant at Mumbai. Going into the game, the Mumbai Indians were believed to have the upper hand since they were playing at their home venue in Mumbai.
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Tough for bowlers to switch from IPL to Champions Trophy, feels Shane Bond

  • Former New Zealand speedster Shane Bond reckons the bowlers will have a hard time making the switch from the IPL to playing ODIs in the Champions Trophy. The annual Indian T20 league is scheduled to finish on May 21, while the Champions Trophy begins on June 1 in England.
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Cricket South Africa bans players from meeting with wives or girlfriends

  • South Africa is currently ranked ‘Numero Uno’ in ICC ODI team rankings. They were always a team of great potential. But they never did live up to expectations of the fans on the bigger stages.
  • The Proteas have never lifted the World Cup or World Cup T20. They have though won ICC Champions Trophy previously (at that time it was known as ICC KnockOut Trophy). But that was way back in 1998.
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IPL 10: Virender Sehwag’s questionable standards

  • Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiant were playing an important match in Pune. The winner goes the playoffs, while the loser returns home empty-handed. The stage was set for an exciting game of cricket. But Punjab batters batted poorly, as a result of which they were bowled out for only 73 runs.
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Virat Kohli found support in Kapil Dev as he backed the skipper to do well in CT

  • Former Indian all-rounder Kapil Dev backed Indian skipper Virat Kohli‘s return to form in the upcoming Champions Trophy. Kapil Dev believes the Kohli’s dry spell at the IPL doesn’t concern him a bit and stated that he will bounce back in the upcoming multilateral tournament.
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Massive cut in allowance money of BCCI officials

  • The dispute between Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and International Cricket Council (ICC) has not been sorted yet. BCCI was furious at the new finance model proposed by the ICC. They even threatened to pull out their name from the ICC Champions Trophy that will commence from 1st of June later this year.
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England will make some of the training sessions optional for the IPL trio

  • The England trio who returned to England before the playoffs – Mumbai Indians’ Jos Buttler, Kolkata Knight Riders’ Chris Woakes and Rising Pune Supergiant’s Ben Stokes, will be given some time to rest during their team’s training camp in Spain.
  • This is because they already had a very busy winter during which they spent five out of seven months away from home, which also includes the IPL.
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Victory against Mumbai is something special: Shardul Thakur

  • Shardul Thakur who plays for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy ironically turned out to be the villain for the franchise from Mumbai in the Qualifier 1 of IPL 10 on Tuesday (May 16).
  • In what was a third Maharashtrian derby of the season, Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) thrashed the men in blue by 20 yet again to book their place for the grand finale.
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We generally try to be very specific at the team meetings: VVS Laxman

  • Defending champions in IPL Sunrisers Hyderabad has played some terrific brand of cricket in the group stage and will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator clash today at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
  • They needed to win their last couple of game in order to qualify and they did exactly that by defeating Mumbai Indians quite comprehensively.
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Mohammad Nawaz suspended by PCB for two months

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz on Monday for a couple of months due to investigations into spot-fixing related to the Pakistan Super League. According to a press release by the PCB, Investigations suggest that he was during the Pakistan Super League.
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Team India was termed ‘g***u’ on Champions Trophy 2017 Wikipedia page an hour ago

  • It is usual that we see a Wikipedia page has been edited by a random person on the Internet, causing widespread anger and misconceptions or even laughter at some instance.
  • The Indian players are currently busy with their Indian Premier League commitments for their respective franchises in the quest for glory until the 21st of May when the final is scheduled.
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Ben Stokes will fetch a “heftier” price in next IPL, feels Carlos Brathwaite

  • Sanjiv Goenka surprised everyone when he placed a bid of Rs.14.5 crores in English all-rounder Ben Stokes at the auction table. But Stokes did no harm to his reputation as owing to his performances, Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) finished 2nd in the league stages. The Englishman has performed exceptionally both with the bat and the ball.
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I have the ability to play in all 3 formats: Wriddhiman Saha

  • Bengal lad Wriddhiman Saha has become a household name in the last few years. Ever since the retirement of former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni from Tests, Saha has gone on to fill his big shoes and has become the automatic 1st choice wicket-keeper in the longer version.
  • In the shorter version though he isn’t in the scheme of things but the 32 year feels that he is ready for the shorter version if the selectors pick him.
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We are not dependent on any particular individual: Moises Henriques

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad had to win their last two games to qualify for the playoffs. The defending champions have played well this year but their lax away record has been a big concern. They now travel to Bengaluru to play the Eliminator against 2-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders.
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Manoj Tiwary heaps praise MS Dhoni for playing the match winning knock

  • Rising Pune Supergiant batsman Manoj Tiwary praised his teammate MS Dhoni after winning the first playoff of the Indian Premier League 2017 on Tuesday. Supergiant defeated Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium last night by 20 runs.
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CSA not sure about Dale Steyn’s comeback date

  • South Africa premium fast-bowler Dale Steyn may not have the same pace as he used to have earlier, but he still is an important member of the South African cricket team.
  • Hence when Steyn confirmed he will not be able to feature in te roster of South Africa A in England as preparation for the Test series, it was a setback for Cricket South Africa (CSA).
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Parthiv Patel gives credit to Dhoni for being a consistent finisher over the years

  • Parthiv Patel tried his best to take his team home in yesterday’s crunch qualifier against RPS but did not get any support from the rest of batsmen. The wicket-keeper batsman got Mumbai Indians off to a flying start but the slowness of the pitch got the better of the table toppers as they succumbed to a 20-run defeat to RPS.
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Senior players will direct us on pay scuffle with CA, says Matthew Wade

  • Australian Test wicket-keeper Matthew Wade has become the latest person to join the ongoing debate over the payment dispute between Australian cricketers and the Cricket Australia. Wade, in his recent remarks, has noted that the players will do everything possible to ensure that the best interests of the players are preserved.
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