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

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

All the latest news from the fraternity that hogged the limelight.

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IPL 2018: Anil Kumble believes that Mumbai Indians will miss a key player this season

  • Former Indian captain Anil Kumble who is part of the expert panel of Star Sports for the season believes that Mumbai will surely miss the services of veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh in the department.
  • Harbhajan has played an important role for the side in the first ten years of the tournament.
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Jio’s strong IPL network lacks the energetic Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • Not only have Jio charted out all the plans required for advertising themselves, but also have charted out a well-made plan for off-the-field activities.
  • However, the only notch for the country is that they have only managed to rope in seven out of the eight franchises for the advertisement.
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IPL 2018: MS Dhoni to resort to lighter bats in the tournament

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been of the iconic players of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise. He has played a number of match-winning knocks and has garnered a massive fan-base in Chennai.
  • Meanwhile, he has also been selective in terms of selection of bats, like many other batsmen. The willows, with which he has slammed several bowling attacks, goes through an immense level of polishing.
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IPL 2018: Mark Wood wants to add something different to CSK

  • Mark Wood recently played in the Test series against New Zealand. He played one Test at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch where he had shown excellent form, especially with the willow.
  • He scored a couple of useful half-centuries lower down the order. Nevertheless, he couldn’t quite make the same impact with the red cherry and had to work hard for his couple of wickets.
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IPL 2018: Sunil Gavaskar backs MS Dhoni’s decision to bat up the order for CSK

  • Dhoni’s hitting skills are on the wane currently and the veteran himself has admitted he needs some time in the middle before launching an assault on the bowlers.
  • His reflexes have gone weak which is clearly visible in his recent knocks and whenever he has got more deliveries to bat, he has never disappointed in the limited overs format.
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Virat Kohli promises to walk shirtless if India wins 2019 World Cup

  • The 2001 Natwest Series Final between India and England won’t fade away from the memories because of the moments attached to the epic contest.
  • After India’s stupendous victory, Sourav Ganguly, the then Indian captain went shirtless and twirled it in the air to celebrate India’s victory. The former captain now said that Virat Kohli will repeat the act if India manages to lift the World Cup in England and Wales.
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Peshawar Zalmi’s Umaid Asif rates Darren Sammy captaincy identical with that of Imran Khan

  • Young Pakistan all-rounder Umaid Asif was very impressive in the recent PSL season for Peshawar Zalmi and scalped 13 wicked in the 12 matches, he played.
  • During a recent conversation, Umaid spoke in high regards for his PSL skipper, Sammy, on how good a leader he is.
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I like to focus on my job, rather than thinking about the responsibilities: Jasprit Bumrah

  • The entire team as well as the support staff of the Mumbai Indians will certainly be wanting to start things off on a winning note and then to maintain that momentum in the entire long season.
  • There are many great talented players who are part of their roster this year, but they will be having some huge expectations from young Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah.
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IPL 2018: Deepak Hooda banking on good performances for India berth

  • Deepak Hooda first came to limelight for the Rajasthan Royals a couple of seasons ago with his swashbuckling style of play.
  • Thereafter, he played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Meanwhile, he also dished out some impressive performances in the domestic circuit which brought him in contention for a spot in the national team.
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IPL 2018: The new introductions by Star India for the tournament

  • The change in broadcasters also meant that Sony who telecasted the mega event for ten seasons won’t be showing the matches at least for the next five seasons.
  • Meanwhile, Star Sports have introduced several features, as per reports in Indesport. which haven’t been a part of the previous seasons.
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We bring in a lot of Camaraderie, reckons KL Rahul on his Karnataka teammates

  • The stylish right-handed bat would also relish the opportunity to continue his stint with his Karnataka teammates in Karun Nair and Mayank Agarwal as the trio looks forward towards a successful season with their newest franchise in Kings XI.
  • Rahul, who was the joint second costliest buy with Manish Pandey at the Auction and would be desperate to repay the faith shown in him by the franchise.
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IPL 2018: All you need to know about the changes drafted in this season

  • Star India bagged the broadcast rights of the tournament last year and they shelled a whopping amount of Rs 16347.50 Crores for the same.
  • They have roped in a lot of legendary former cricketers in order to analyse the game during the Indian T20 extravaganza and are set to make the event a huge one.
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IPL 2018: DD announces the replacement of Kagiso Rabada

  • Though the ruling out of Rabada was a big jolt to their ambitions in this IPL, Delhi Daredevils have got an able replacement in Plunkett.
  • The England fast bowler is known to hit the deck hard and has rejuvenated his career over the last couple of years. He has been the vital cog of his national side in the limited overs side and would be looking to play a crucial role in his debut season in IPL this year.
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PCB optimistic of hosting a full series by 2020

  • The successful culmination of the three-match T20I series against the World Twenty20 champions, West Indies, has once again ignited hopes of the revival of international cricket in Pakistan.
  • The chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi looks extremely optimistic and believes the country can host a full series by 2020 after the West Indies series sparked hopes.
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Shahid Afridi’s response to the criticism on his Kashmir tweet is surely going to miff Indian fans

  • Afridi had earlier urged the United Nations to intervene in the bloodshed going on in the ‘India’ occupied Kashmir in which the innocents were being killed according to him.
  • This didn’t go down well with the Indian fans as they were miffed by his tweet and in the process, the Pakistani cricketer also went on to face the backlash from the former and current Indian players.
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MCA continues judicial fight to seek additional water supply during IPL

  • With the IPL set to kickstart later tonight, all the penultimate preparations have begun. And earlier yesterday, the Bombay High Court asked the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) if it would require additional water supply for the mega-event.
  • The first game of IPL 2018 is slated to take place at the Wankhede Stadium in south Mumbai and to avoid any hindrance, the state apex court wanted to confirm if MCA would need more water supply from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
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Cheteshwar Pujara is called by a different name in England

  • The 30-year-old will be turning out for English county heavyweights Yorkshire in Division 1 for a second stint, eyeing the five-Test series against the Three Lions slated to be held in August.
  • And prior to his travel, Pujara got talking about his time in England and revealed that he was called by a different name in the country.
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David Warner’s void in the SRH roster will be covered by the strong unit: Carlos Brathwaite

  • David Warner and Steve Smith are not allowed to take part in the eleventh edition due to their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal.
  • Both the former Rajasthan Royals skipper and the former Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain have been slapped with a 12-month ban by Cricket Australia (CA) for playing against the spirit of the game during the third Test match against South Africa.
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