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 hogged the limelight today.

Kuldeep Yadav India
Indian team celebrates a wicket. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Indian batsman making a comeback fails the yo-yo test; set to be dropped from the team

  • The Indian players underwent the yo-yo fitness test ahead of their tour to the United Kingdom on Friday even as the Test team thrashed the debutants Afghanistan in Bengaluru.
  • They are scheduled to play 2 T20Is against Ireland after which they will lock horns against England across all the three formats.
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IND vs AFG: Shikhar Dhawan has his say on dominating Rashid Khan

  • Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan registered an 87-ball century on the first day of the historic Test against Afghanistan at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
  • The southpaw was never in a spot of bother when he faced the likes of the opponent’s weapons Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Zadran.
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ICC announces Elite Panel of Umpires and Match Referees for the 2018-19 season

  • The International Cricket Council has named an unchanged Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and Match Referees for the 2018-19 season.
  • The announcement regarding the retention of the panel, for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019, was made following the annual review and selection process.
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Global T20 Canada 2018: Full schedule of the league announced

  • The inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada is all set to commence on June 28 as six teams will fight it out for the ultimate glory.
  • The league will witness some of the best T20 players plying their trade which gives the best opportunity for the cricketers in Canada to hog the limelight and learn a lot from them.
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IPL: Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise make crucial changes in the management

  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) endured yet another poor season this year in the Indian Premier League (IPL). They were knocked out of the tournament in the league phase itself to leave their fans agitated and frustrated with their performances.
  • The team, every year, fails to make it to the playoffs, forget winning the league despite having some of the best T20 players in the world. However, the franchise has reshuffled the top management now bringing in the new chairman and the chief marketing officer.
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Curtains on Jesse Ryder’s domestic career in New Zealand

  • It might just be curtains on Jesse Ryder’s domestic career in New Zealand as he couldn’t earn a contract from Central Districts for the upcoming domestic season.
  • Most of the domestic associations put up the list of players who have been signed up in the first round for the upcoming 2018-19 season.
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KL Rahul’s mother wasn’t pleased when he inked his first tattoo at the age of 16

  • Most of the players in the current Indian team are fond of inking the tattoos on their body.
  • The likes of KL Rahul, the skipper Virat Kohli and Umesh Yadav are the ones who take the lead in that aspect.
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David Willey explains how MS Dhoni influenced his career during IPL 2018

  • England pacer David Willey almost put his Yorkshire contract on the line to play the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • When Chennai Super Kings lost all-rounder Kedar Jadhav to an injury they were looking for a reinforcement and Willey appeared to be the best option.
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IND vs AFG: What are the visitors being served in Bengaluru?

  • Afghanistan made their debut in the longest format of the game on Thursday against the World number 1 side India in Bengaluru. It was the much-awaited event in the history of their cricket and they deserved all the accolades coming their way in the lead up to this game.
  • The fitness of a different level is needed in order to cope with the requirements of the five-day cricket and the visiting team was given a dietary plan with three different menus to have during the Test match.
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Yorkshire signs one year extension with David Willey

  • Yorkshire has recently signed David Willey for a one-year extension to his current contract. He will ply his trade at the Emerald Headingley until the end of 2019 season.
  • The cricketer has been in impressive form notching a brilliant performance versus Lancashire with a knock of 131 and claiming 4/59 in the same match.
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There’s no need to take six singles when you can hit a six: Mohammad Shahzad

  • Mohammad Shahzad is one of the entertaining cricketers in the Afghanistan team and is known for his aggressive batting.
  • He is one of the openers of the team and likes to tonk the ball a long way in the limited overs format.
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David Warner scores a scintillating ton on his comeback

  • David Warner went through one of the worst phases of his career during the infamous ball-tampering scandal which hit the Australian cricket.
  • He was slapped with the 12-month ban along with the then skipper Steve Smith by Cricket Australia (CA) and was also having a few personal problems at the same time.
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ENG vs AUS: Australia likely to make changes ahead of the second ODI

  • A new looking Australian team is in England for the One-Day International series. The result of the first match didn’t quite go their way as the hosts secured a close win at the Oval and lead the series 1-0.
  • Ahead of the second match at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff the visitors are expected to make a few changes in the lineup.
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Bangladesh to pick a couple of newcomers for Windies Tests

  • Bangladesh will take part in a two-match Test series in the West Indies which starts on July 4. The first Test will be played in Antigua followed by a match at the iconic Kingston, Jamaica.
  • Thereafter, they will play in a three-match ODI series and three T20 Internationals. Prior to the international affairs, they will also warm up with a two-day practice match in Antigua.
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Chennai Super Kings is the most valuable IPL brand

  • The prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL) recently concluded its eleventh edition with the Chennai Super Kings emerging victorious. CSK has over the years been one of the most formidable teams in the event.
  • They didn’t play the 2016 and 2017 edition of the event but made a stupendous comeback by winning the tournament on a comeback.
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