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

All the news stories that stole the limelight today.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Ravi Shastri raises yo-yo test bar from 16.1 to 16.3

  • Indian team is all set to take on Afghanistan in the historic Test starting from 14th of June at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
  • The visitors will aim to make it a memorable one while the hosts continue to keep their winning momentum.
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Dinesh Karthik reckons he didn’t lose his place to a ‘normal’ player

  • Dinesh Karthik’s career has been a roller coaster ride ever since he made his debut in 2004 against England. There has always been cut-throat competition in the wicket-keeping department.
  • He was impressive but wasn’t consistent enough to stay put in his position in the national team.
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Afghanistan cricketers skip media meet and greet; choose to focus on Test match

  • The Afghanistan cricket team took to the M Chinnaswamy wicket in a bid to do some practice ahead of their much-anticipated Test match against the Indians.
  • While this will be their first, it would also seem as though there are several other things that may well be their first.
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Kevin Pietersen takes an example of IPL to keep Test cricket alive

  • Kevin Pietersen became the first foreign cricketer to give the MAK Pataudi Lecture.
  • There was no better platform than this for Kevin to share his views on promoting the day-night Test cricket across countries.
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MS Dhoni opens up on how Ziva’s birth changed his life

  • MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings made a comeback after two years and there was no stopping them in the recently concluded season as they went on to dominate the other seven teams and clinch the title for the third time.
  • Thus, Dhoni became the second skipper to win three IPL titiles alongside Rohit Sharma.
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PCB to restrict its contracted players from playing any league other than PSL held in UAE

  • Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided not to allow the contracted players to feature in any T20 league other than Pakistan Super League (PSL) which will be held in the United Arab Emirates.
  • UAE has become the centre stage to host the various T20 tournaments over the years which has forced the PCB to contemplate about shifting its international home fixtures as well.
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IND vs AFG: Murali Vijay doesn’t want to take Afghanistan lightly

  • The Indian team is gearing up for the much-awaited Afghanistan Test, which will start from June 14 at M Chinnaswamy stadium.
  • This will be Afghanistan’s first-ever Test and they will aim to make it memorable. On the other hand, Indians are ready to face the threat that Rashid Khan possess.
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IND vs AFG: Explosive Afghanistan batsman can sacrifice sleep to watch MS Dhoni bat

  • MS Dhoni is one of the most admired cricketers in the world, which can be comprehended from the roars he conjures whenever he hits the cricket pitch.
  • The plethora of records to go with his humility as a luminary have helped him carve an illustrious career.
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Sir Richard Hadlee diagnosed with bowel cancer; recovering fast after the operation

  • The legendary New Zealand cricketer Sir Richard Hadlee has been diagnosed with bowel cancer during his three-year routine colonoscopy.
  • A tumour was found last month and now has been removed by a successful operation.
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After Karun Nair, another Indian cricketer slams Asghar Stanikzai

  • The historic Test match between India and Afghanistan is set to get underway tomorrow at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
  • While the series signifies the camaraderie between the two countries, a few heated verbal exchanges have also come to the fore prior to the awaited contest.
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Senior players like Kevin Pietersen helped me during the PSL: Mohammad Nawaz

  • Mohammad Nawaz has emerged as one of the better players in the recent past for Pakistan especially in the shortest format of the game.
  • The left-arm spinner has come through the ranks in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) where he plays for Quetta Gladiators under the leadership of the national captain Sarfraz Ahmed.
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All the players in the Indian team are Virat Kohli for us: Asghar Stanikzai

  • Afghanistan will step into the new world of Test cricket on Thursday when their 11 troops will come out on the field to face India.
  • It is their debut game and they couldn’t have begun their journey in whites in a better way as they are playing against the World number 1 side in the longest format of the game.
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Dubai cricketer Deepak Nicholas churns out six sixes in an over

  • 11 years ago, a certain player by the name of Yuvraj Singh ‘came in like thunder and left like lightning’ as Ravi Shastri described in Durban.
  • He stomped in and wrecked havoc on the English camp. Stuart Broad was a youngster then and he looked hapless in front of Yuvraj’s belligerence.
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Asghar Stanikzai reacts to demands of an Indian citizenship for Rashid Khan

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) has given a lot of players unbelievable fame among the Indian fans. Foreign players like AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle and David Warner among others enjoy an unbelievable fan base in India.
  • Due to their allegiance in the IPL, fans consider them their own. Something similar happened with Rashid Khan this season, the way he played his cricket and the impact earned him appreciation around the country.
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Temba Bavuma eager to nail down the No. 4 slot in the Test side

  • South Africa were jolted with a severe blow after AB de Villiers decided to retire from all the formats with immediate effect in the last month.
  • He was playing some exceptional cricket and had played a crucial role in the preceding Test series against India and Australia.
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