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.

England v India - 2nd ODI: Royal London One-Day Series
England team. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Dawid Malan released for ODI decider against India; James Vince gets a call-up

  • The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed the release of top-order batsman Dawid Malan from the One-Day International to be a part of the England Lions’ unofficial Test match against India A.
  • James Vince has been called up as a replacement ahead of the ODI series decider against the Men in Blue at Leeds. Sam Curran has also been released for the preparatory Test match.
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Nasser Hussain terms MS Dhoni innings at Lord’s as ‘odd’

  • One of the points a lot of journalists have brought up following India‘s loss in the second ODI was the diminishing batting abilities of MS Dhoni.
  • While the latter is clearly a crucial cog in the wheel for the Indians, one thing that seems quite clear is the fact that his diminishing prowess with the bat has become rather apparent. Something that was highlighted by cricketer-turned commentator Nasser Hussain.
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Fixing kingpin Gulam Bodi and six others lie in wait for prison sentences

  • The former South African ODI batsman Gulam Bodi is likely to be sentenced prison for being the ‘middleman’ in the domestic match-fixing scandal in 2015.
  • Along with him, the likes of Alviro Petersen, Thami Tsolekile, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Jean Symes, Pumi Matshikwe and Ethy Mbhalati will also undergo similar punishment for their wrongdoings.
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Faf du Plessis in favour of scrapping the toss in Test cricket

  • South Africa was dealt a hammering in the first Test at Galle and skipper Faf du Plessis has come out once again and lamented the toss that is used as gospel truth to ensure who bats and fields first.
  • The 34-year old has stated that he isn’t the biggest fan of tosses and would like to see the flip of a coin gone from Tests.
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England vs India: Selectors ponder over picking two ‘impact’ players for the Test series

  • Team India has fared well so far in the ongoing England tour.
  • They have won the T20I series by 2-1 and the tussle in the One-Day Internationals has also gone into the decider now with the third match set to be played at Headingley.
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Nasser Hussain names the favourites to win the World Cup 2019

  • The much-awaited ICC Cricket World Cup is all set to get underway in England next year on May 30.
  • It will be a 10-team event this time around as the matches will be played in the round-robin format.
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I don’t know what message was sent out to MS Dhoni: Yuzvendra Chahal

  • The second ODI between England and India witnessed one o the greatest finishers of all time being booed by Lord’s crowd.
  • His dour knock with the bat when the required run-rate was creeping up with every dot delivery left many puzzled and the frustrated crowd was left nothing to do in the end.
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Hasin Jahan slams BCCI for clearing Mohammed Shami off allegations

  • All is not going well between the Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami and his wife Hasin Jahan over the last few months.
  • She had accused him of having extramarital affairs and lodged a complaint against him over domestic violence. However, despite all her allegations, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) awarded him ‘B’ Grade contract.
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Indian legend MS Dhoni is one of Jos Buttler’s biggest idols

  • Indian cricket has witnessed the rise of several phenomenal players and MS Dhoni is definitely one them.
  • Dhoni is one of the finest finishers in the limited-overs format that the game has ever seen.
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Kevin Anderson recalls being defeated by AB de Villiers in a game of tennis

  • Kevin Anderson’s name has been doing the rounds across various platforms on the internet after he did the unthinkable on Wednesday.
  • He was scheduled to play Roger Federer in the quarterfinals of the ongoing Wimbledon championship in London.
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Indian fans booing MS Dhoni was surprising: Joe Root

  • England levelled the series with a resounding victory over India in the second ODI at Lord’s.
  • More than the defeat the fans of the visitors weren’t pleased with the way they accepted it without putting up a fight.
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Zimbabwe in dire straits as Malcolm Waller pulls out of Pakistan ODIs

  • The problems continuing rise for Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) in the ongoing ODI series against Pakistan.
  • They are already playing without their first priority cricketers due to the payment concerns and now Malcolm Waller has also pulled out of the side citing labour-practice laws.
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