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

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

Here are all the top headlines from the world of cricket.

New Zealand team
New Zealand team  (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

New Zealand selectors axe two players from the national contract list

  • New Zealand middle-order batsman Neil Broom says that he has accepted that his Black Caps career is ‘99 percent’ over after missing out on a central contract for the forthcoming season.
  • Broom, along with allrounder Jimmy Neesham are the two players dropped from last season’s 21 player contract list. They will likely get domestic contracts instead.
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Jasprit Bumrah reveals what went through his mind in the penultimate over while bowling to Rahul

  • Mumbai Indians (MI) were down and out halfway through the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year and nobody gave them a chance to come back.
  • But the team has held its nerve at the crucial stages in the last few games and has clinched victory from the jaws of defeat.
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Trailblazers vs Supernovas: BCCI announces squads for Women’s T20 Challenge

  • BCCI has announced the squads for the Women’s T20 Challenge game between Supernovas and Trailblazers on May 22.
  • The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium before the first qualifier of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) gets underway.
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Too much reliance on BCCI affecting the growth of cricket

  • The game of cricket has millions of fans all over the world. However, we cannot still call cricket as a global sport.
  • Cricket is played by very few nations as compared to other sports like Football.
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IPL 2018: Rohit Sharma believes Jasprit Bumrah as an appropriate replacement of Lasith Malinga

  • The Mumbai Indians (MI) managed to brush aside the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by three runs in a humdinger at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
  • Both sides were in contention for a victory for a chunk of the match as the encounter went right down to the wire.
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Suresh Raina credits the former Indian captain for his successful return to the national team

  • Suresh Raina made a comeback into the Indian T20 side earlier this year for South Africa tour following his return to the form in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy.
  • The stylish left-hander not being part of the team has always been the debatable point as he was dropped from the side despite performing well.
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IPL 2018: KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya’s wish to bring jersey swap ritual to cricket

  • The Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) crossed swords at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
  • The visitors lost the match, but a heart-warming camaraderie was seen after the match.
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Former captain Asif Iqbal backs Azhar Ali, says he will perform well against England

  • 33-year-old Azhar Ali has been having a bad time at the crease, but former captain of Pakistan Asif Iqbal says that there is nothing to worry at all, or at least he is not going down that path.
  • Iqbal is confident that Ali will prove his mettle once again in the larger platform, and do well in the upcoming series against England.
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Canada all set to join the T20 craze with ‘Global T20 Canada’

  • Franchise based T20 tournaments have become the order of the day in cricket, in the shortest format.
  • It seems as though every country is coming up with a T20 league of its own and the workload on players is mounting day by day.
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Shahid Afridi pulls himself out of the charity game at Lord’s

  • The World XI is scheduled to play a charity match with the Windies at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on May 31.
  • Shahid Afridi was selected in the World XI team and was set to make a brief comeback to international cricket.
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Lalchand Rajput appointed the interim head coach of Zimbabwe

  • The former Indian cricketer Lalchand Rajput has been named the interim head coach of Zimbabwe cricket team.
  • He will replace Heath Streak at the coveted position who was fired after the team had failed to qualify for the World Cup.
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Suresh Raina explains the importance of experienced players present in the CSK line-up

  • The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have been some sensational and remarkable cricket in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The two-time champions have already certified their place in the playoffs and now will be looking to continue their blistering form to finish as one of the top two teams in the league stages of IPL 2018.
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Saurabh Tiwary might have learnt a thing or two from MS Dhoni’s presence: Jharkhand Coach

  • The Mumbai Indians have had a topsy-turvy season this year. After losing a string of games in the start, they’ve fought back really well.
  • Especially after yesterday’s game, they now stand a real chance of qualifying for the playoffs.
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Gautam Gambhir criticises BCCI for poor scheduling of Tests

  • Gautam Gambhir is renowned as an individual who doesn’t like to mince any words while commenting on any matter.
  • Recently, he criticized the BCCI for not prioritizing Test cricket and he doesn’t consider the move to be a healthy prospect for the longest format of the game in India.
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Bangladesh to field full strength against Afghanistan in Dehradun

  • Bangladesh is scheduled to play a three-match T20I series against Afghanistan at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium next month.
  • The series starts from June 3 and will end on June 6. Previously, the matches were decided to be played in the ODI format.
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