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

MS Dhoni trailer launch
MS Dhoni at the trailer launch. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, and Gautam Gambhir to lead Duleep Trophy teams:

  • BCCI announced the schedule for the upcoming Duleep Trophy tournament on Thursday.
  • Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, and Suresh Raina will captain the India Red, Blue, and Green teams respectively.
  • (Read more about the story)

Fox Star irked journalists present at the launch of MS Dhoni – The Untold Story:

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  • MS Dhoni launched the trailer of his eagerly awaited biopic MS Dhoni – The Untold Story in Mumbai.
  • Fox Star Hindi had also organized contests and promised the winners a chance to interact with Dhoni during the launch.
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MS Dhoni answers question on his retirement at trailer launch:

  • Fox Star the producers had organized a few contests and awarded the winners a chance to attend the event and interact with Dhoni.
  • Dhoni understood what he actually wanted to ask and told him to do away with the fillers.
  • (Read more about the story)

Alastair Cook to lead James Taylor’s World XI:

  • James Taylor was forced to end his cricketing career at the age of 26 as he was diagnosed with an incurable heart condition.
  • Alastair Cook will open the innings and lead the side with the dashing Australian opening batsmen David Warner as his partner.
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It was the best of my three Test hundreds: Moeen Ali:

  • Moeen Ali has admitted that he would have thought of dropping himself following his poor form.
  • Ali said that the century against Pakistan at The Oval on Thursday was the best of the three tons of his career.
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Anushka Sharma reveals why she refuses to talk about Virat Kohli:

  • There have been a couple of ‘split-patch up story’, so this time, when the two got back together they tried to keep it private.
  • She lashed out at the way media had managed the story between her and the Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli.
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James Anderson is more effective in the second phase of his career: Richard Hadlee:

  • Sir Richard Hadlee feels that there are some similarities between him and the England pacer James Anderson.
  • He pointed out the four outstanding batsmen of the current generation but rated AB de Villiers as the number one batsmen.
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Indian squad for the 2-T20Is against West Indies announced:

  • Opening batsman Lokesh Rahul has been rewarded for his top-notch performances during the tour of Zimbabwe as he is the only player retained from that squad.
  • Shikhar Dhawan continues to have the faith of the selectors despite a string of poor performances in the World T20.
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Alex Hales fined 15 percent match fees for breaching ICC Code of Conduct:

  • Hales was found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”.
  • The incident happened during the first session’s play when Hales, after being given out caught visited the third umpire’s room and questioned the decision.
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Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shahzad eligible for future selection:

  • PCB is set to give the experienced pair Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad another go to prove their credentials with the Pakistan team.
  • However, some sources said that there were political lobbies who were put pressure on PCB officials to forgive them.
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Mohammad Ashraful’s ban to be partially lifted on August 13:

  • Mohammad Ashraful served three years of the ban for involvement in match-fixing and spot-fixing in the 2013 BPL.
  • Ashraful was initially banned for 8 years and later on it was reduced to 5 years.
  • (Read more about the story)

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