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

All the news stories that stole the limelight today.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar of India bowls during a net session (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

England vs India: Rohit Sharma gives an update on Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s fitness

  • India and England will reignite their limited-overs rivalry with the three-match ODI series on Thursday in Nottingham.
  • The visitors have drawn first blood on the tour with a series victory in the shortest format of the game.
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Rangana Herath likely to retire after England series

  • Sri Lanka Cricket was blessed to have experience in the spin-bowling department after the retirement of Muttiah Muralitharan.
  • The left-arm spinner Rangana Herath immediately took over the responsibility and won the games for his side single-handedly despite the fact that the age was not on his side.
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Windies vs Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza likely to miss the ODI series

  • Bangladesh are currently involved in the two-match Test series against Windies in their own den and have succumbed to a heavy defeat in the first game already.
  • The things are not getting easy for them on this tour as their skipper of the limited overs format Mashrafe Mortaza is most likely to miss the three-match ODI series.
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Tushar Arothe opens up after stepping down as Indian women’s team head coach

  • Tushar Arothe replaced Purnima Rau as the coach of the Indian women’s cricket team in April 2017. Under his tutelage, India went to the Final of the World Cup.
  • They defeated Meg Lanning’s Australia, one of the tournament favorites, in the semi-final, but slumped against England in an absolute humdinger at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Stadium.
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I made peace after realising that World Cup success cannot measure my career: AB de Villiers

  • AB de Villiers has been a brilliant cricketer South Africa and his retirement put a full stop to a fantastic career which deserved more accolades.
  • His fans will always feel that the player of his stature should’ve bowed out with a World Cup in his hands.
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No outstation players in TNPL 3: Supreme Court

  • Prior to the start of the third edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), the Supreme Court said that the players associated with other cricket associations will not be eligible to take part in the cricketing extravaganza organised by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association.
  • Previously, the TNCA had permitted to induct two players after they procure NOC’s from their cricket associations.
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Gautam Gambhir ready to be back as captain

  • Gautam Gambhir hasn’t had the best of times recently.
  • He was appointed as the skipper of the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League, but owing to some lacklustre shows, both by him and his team, he stepped down and also didn’t play a match after his resignation.
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Zimbabwe vs Pakistan: Hosts to miss Solomon Mire in the ODI series

  • One of Zimbabwe’s most consistent batsmen in limited-overs cricket Solomon Mire played really well in the recently concluded T20I tri-series against Australia and Pakistan.
  • After putting up a decent fight in the T20I series they were expected to do a lot better in the five-match ODI series against Pakistan.
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Mumbai likely to appoint Ramesh Powar as the new head coach

  • The Mumbai Ranji Trophy team, which is hands down the most successful team in the prestigious Indian domestic tournament is looking for a new head coach ahead of the 2018-19 domestic season.
  • While there are quite a few prominent names in the race reports suggest that former Indian off-spinner Ramesh Powar is the frontrunner in the race for the position.
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Taapsee Pannu condemns cricket’s popularity in India over any other sport

  • Cricket is deemed to be the most popular sport in India. The viewership of the matches increases especially when the home team is playing.
  • India are currently playing England in a couple of limited-overs series’ and the contests have been followed across the nation.
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Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Kusal Perera fit for the first Test in Galle

  • Southpaw Kusal Perera, who suffered a harsh injury as he attempted an impossible catch while fielding on the boundary in the third Test vs Windies is all fit to play the first Test at Galle that starts tomorrow.
  • He needed immediate medical attention and had to be taken directly to the hospital from the ground.
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England vs India: MS Dhoni set to join the Indian legends in an elite club

  • The much-awaited One-Day International series between India and England will commence on Thursday at the Trent Bridge.
  • The fans are expecting the series to be high-scoring and given the batting might of both the sides, records are set to tumble during the course of three ODIs.
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I don’t have any fears about my T20 career: Joe Root

  • England took a big decision of dropping Joe Root in the deciding T20 International in Bristol on Sunday in order to accommodate Ben Stokes.
  • Ever since then there have been calls of his T20 career getting over prematurely as he is unable to play like his other teammates who love to go bonkers from the word go.
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England vs India: Sourav Ganguly feels India’s bowling can win them the ODI series

  • On Sunday, India won their first ever bilateral T20I series in England, trouncing them in the three-match series. This was also India’s sixth consecutive T20I series win.
  • They will now play England in three ODIs starting July 12.
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Hobart Hurricanes coach Gary Kirsten announces his resignation due to personal reasons

  • Former South African cricketer Gary Kirsten has announced a very surprising resignation as the head coach of Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash League side.
  • He has announced his exit in the middle of his two-year contract with Cricket Tasmania due to some personal reasons.
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