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

All the news that hogged the limelight today.

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David Warner, Cameron Bancroft set to play in Strike League

  • The last few months have been very tough for the disgraced Australian trio of Steve Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft.
  • The three cricketers are currently serving their bans following their involvement in the ball tampering scandal in South Africa recently.
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ACB announces the 16-man squad for the historic Test match against India

  • Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has announced the 16-man squad for their historic debut Test match against India.
  • The game will be played on June 14 in Bangalore at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
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Eoin Morgan pulls out of ICC World XI squad due to finger injury

  • Eoin Morgan has been forced to pull out of the ICC World XI squad for the 31 May Twenty20 International against the Windies at Lord’s due to a fractured finger.
  • He will be replaced as captain by former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, while Morgan’s compatriot Sam Billings will take his place in the squad.
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Shikhar Dhawan wants to take revenge against Pakistan for their 2017 CT defeat

  • Southpaw Shikhar Dhawan has been a crucial stay in the Indian batting line-up since the 2013 Champions trophy in England.
  • Prior to the 2013 championship, the left-hander played a few gritty innings against the West Indian team before his drop from the playing XI.
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Virat Kohli opens up about family planning with spouse Anushka Sharma

  • Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have been among the most popular couples in the cricketing fraternity.
  • Unlike other couples, Virat doesn’t shy away from openly talking about their relationship.
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Afghanistan announce T20I squad for Bangladesh series

  • The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) recently announced a 16-man squad for their upcoming T20I series versus Bangladesh.
  • The tour consists of three matches, which will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Dehradun from June 3 onwards.
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Najam Sethi hopeful of a top International team visiting Pakistan for a series

  • The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi, has been instrumental in bringing cricket back to the country.
  • While there was no cricket played in Pakistan ever since the attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in 2009, the things have improved significantly with the World XI, Sri Lanka and Windies visiting them over the last 12 months.
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Rashid Khan names three best wickets of his career thus far

  • Young Afghanistani leggie Rashid Khan had a very successful outing in the IPL 2018. Soon after the IPL concluded, Rashid saw himself bagging another top honor.
  • He was awarded the T20 Bowler of the Year award at the CEAT Awards in Mumbai.
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Learnt a lot from MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma during the IPL, says MI’s Ishan Kishan

  • Though Mumbai Indians haven’t made it to the playoffs, there are certain positives for the side to take home. The top order has been quite consistent throughout the season.
  • Surya Kumar Yadav and Lewis provided decent starts but it was the middle order which collapsed on most occasions.
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ENG vs PAK: Michael Vaughan wants a veteran to be axed from England’s second Test XI

  • England’s familiar woes in the longest format of the game continued at the start of their home summer as well.
  • They succumbed to Pakistan in the first of the two-match Test series at the Lord’s and the visitors now have a chance to seal their first series win in the country since 1996.
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CAB to include Eden Gardens’ groundsmen in its payroll

  • Eden Gardens in Kolkata is one of the most iconic stadiums in the country.
  • It has good seating capacity for the spectators and has witnessed some exciting matches over the years.
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Rashid Khan reckons he is the second most popular person in Afghanistan

  • Young Afghanistan cricketer Rashid Khan is making giant strides in the world cricket. He is one of the most sought after properties in the limited overs cricket at the moment.
  • He was unfortunate to have ended on the losing side in the IPL finals this season.
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Rohit Sharma says that there is no point in fretting over his start-stop Test career

  • There are very few players in this world who can perform well in all three formats. There are players who play only one format as they feel that they can give their maximum by focusing only on one format.
  • Test cricket is demanding and requires players to work on their techniques as only technically sound players can excel in this format.
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Star Bangladesh bowler ruled out of Afghanistan series

  • Team Bangladesh have received a major blow ahead of their upcoming international assignment. Bangladesh is set to play against Afghanistan in Dehradun in a 3-match T20I series.
  • The short series has already garnered a lot of attention.
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After being dropped from the ODI squad, Ajinkya Rahane to focus on red-ball cricket

  • It is not easy for a player to cement his spot in the playing XI. The talent in the country is so high that players have very little time to prove their worth to the squad.
  • Even highly talented players are left out of the team after a string of poor performances.
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