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 stole the limelight today.

Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn with AB de Villiers. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Dale Steyn quashes retirement plans; eyeing 2019 World Cup

  • At 34, it would seem to many that Dale Steyn and his career are coming to a swift close. In fact, even Cricket South Africa seems to be resonating towards the similar fact as well.
  • However, in recent times, the South African pacer has seemingly lost his wits about himself with the ball.
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IND vs AFG: Two young wrist spinners join Team India in the nets ahead of the historic Test

  • Team India led by Ajinkya Rahane is all set to lock horns against the Test debutants Afghanistan at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. The historic game will be played from June 14 as both the teams have already arrived at the Garden City.
  • The hosts are wary of the spin threat Afghanistan possess in their squad and have called up to wrist spinners to bowl to the batsmen in the nets.
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Nitish Rana gets engaged to his girlfriend Saachi Marwah

  • The wedding season among the Indian cricketers began with the Indian captain Virat Kohli getting hitched to the Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma last year.
  • The trend has continued since then with many of the players deciding to get settled by marrying their girlfriends.
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Injured James Anderson terms India series schedule as ‘ridiculous’

  • James Anderson has recently suffered a shoulder injury, something that has rendered him unfit for the upcoming series against Australia.
  • The 35-year old is an important piece of the England Test squad and many will be hoping that he is indeed fit to take the stage as India comes to the country to play a five-test series.
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Eoin Morgan and England vow to learn from mistakes in Scotland match

  • Scotland and England locked horns yesterday in the only ODI at Edinburgh. The match turned out to be a run-fest as bowlers haplessly tried their hearts out.
  • Eventually, it was the Scotts who romped past the winning line by 6 runs in a virtual humdinger.
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CSA announces the Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka

  • Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced the Test squad for the two-match series against Sri Lanka.
  • This is the first tour of the Proteas after the retirement of one of their best players AB de Villiers.
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Waqar Younis calls a Pakistani pacer as ‘asset’

  • Pakistan is always known to be the nation to produce the fast bowlers ever since they have started playing the game of cricket.
  • Despite the likes of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar hanging their boots, the country continued to unearth some exceptional talent which is currently ruling the oppositions.
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A day after his life-changing knock, Calum MacLeod is set to join a new team

  • Scotland crossed swords with England in a one-off ODI at Edinburgh and comfortably emerged triumphant by 6 runs. It was also their second victory versus a Test-playing nation after Zimbabwe.
  • The team racked up a colossal score of 371 for the loss of 5 wickets, which was also their highest score in ODIs.
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IND vs AFG: Mohammed Shami fails the fitness test; replacement announced

  • The historic one-off Test match between India and Afghanistan is only three days away now as both the teams are gearing up for the contest.
  • While the hosts are the overwhelming favourites for the game, many are lauding Afghanistan as well for their rise in the game.
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Play halted due to a medical emergency of a spectator during the County game

  • Essex and Lancashire are currently facing each other in the ongoing County Championship at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
  • The hosts have been bowled out for a total of 301 as they are fighting to skittle their opposition out in order to secure the crucial lead.
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Is Anurag Thakur making his way into the BCCI?

  • Anurag Thakur was seen inside the President’s Box during the Grand Finale of the Indian Premier League between the Chennai Super Kings and the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
  • It has sparked speculations of his return to the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Moreover, he had a chat with Uday Shankar, the boss of Star Sports.
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Sanju Samson fails Yo-Yo Test, replacement announced

  • The India A team is scheduled to tour England this month for playing two four-day and a triangular One Day matches versus the England Lions and the Windies A.
  • They announced a 16-man squad for the series, which included several bright talents.
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IND vs AFG: Mujeeb Ur Rahman set to use the tricks learnt from Ashwin during the IPL

  • There is a lot of anticipation regarding the historic one-off Test match between India and Afghanistan which is set to commence on June 14.
  • It will be the start of a new era for the visitors as they are making a debut in the whites after the ICC awarded them the Test status along with Ireland last year.
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IPL: Shapoor Zadran aims to play for his favourite team next year

  • Shapoor Zadran has been one of Afghanistan’s gun bowlers in the fast-bowling department. The left-arm seamer has been doing the rounds for quite a while now.
  • He first came to the limelight when he nipped out the wickets of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir during the national team’s match versus India in the World T20 in Sri Lanka back in 2012.
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