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

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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. (Photo Source:

Sri Lanka call back Angelo Mathews, Gunaratne for Champions Trophy preparations

  • The Sri Lanka Cricket has apparently recalled two of their key players midway through the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Angelo Mathews and Asela Gunaratne are expected to join the national squad for their preparations for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
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Virat Kohli off for vacation to celebrate Anushka’s birthday

  • The pictures of the latest celebrity couple went viral on the social media with the fans going gaga over them. The vacation was arguably the much-needed one for Virat Kohli before he rejoins the RCB camp for their next encounter against the Kings XI Punjab on Friday. He has been a part of a very long season of cricket and deserved a break with his near and dear ones.
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Joe Root believes recent success of Stokes will help them in Champions Trophy

  • England limited overs vice-captain Joe Root believes that the recent success of Ben Stokes in the ongoing Indian Premier League will benefit the hosts once the Champions Trophy kicks off in the country from 1st June.
  • Stokes became the most expensive foreign cricketer in the league when the all-rounder was purchased at a whopping price of Rs. 14.5 crores during the auctions in February.
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Current Bangladesh team is our best so far: Shakib Al Hasan

  • Shakib Al Hasan is a happy man at the moment and is pleased with the team combinations. As per the quotes in, the all-rounder quipped that the current lot Bangladeshi players in the national setup is the best that they have had in the recent times. He cited that their recent performances is a testimony of how good the team has been.
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Allan Donald believes Sri Lanka has the ability to lift the Champions Trophy

  • Former South African legendary pacer Allan Donald who has been roped in as an interim bowling consultant of Sri Lanka for the upcoming Champions Trophy in England believes that the island nation under the able leadership of Angelo Mathews has the ability to lift the Champions Trophy.
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IPL 10: Zaheer Khan likely to miss Gujarat Lions encounter

  • There seems to be no respite for the Delhi Daredevils this season of IPL. Their skipper Zaheer Khan has not been a part of the last two games for the franchise in the previous two matches of the season.
  • It has been the hamstring injury that has kept him out of action for close to 5 days now. The team has had a mixed bag of time in his absence in the last two matches.
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MS Dhoni likes the toe of his bat to be round says Mahesh Ransubhe

  • Over the years we have seen strange but strong relationships between cricketers and the gears they equip themselves with before stepping onto the 22 yards. While some tend to be particular about the colour of their tools, some favour to like a certain shape.
  • Call these superstitions or logical preferences, different cricketers have different choices as far as their bats are concerned.
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Bowling in docile and unresponsive pitches affecting Indian fast bowlers: Mitchell Johnson

  • Left-arm speedster Mitchell Johnson who is currently a member of the Mumbai Indians squad revealed why the Indian fast bowlers are not able to bowl fast throughout their career. Johnson feels that is the docile and unresponsive wickets in India doesn’t allow the bowlers to bowl fast on a consistent basis.
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IPL 10: Gujarat Lions owner Keshav Bansal confirms GL, RPS exit next year

  • The Gujarat Lions owner Keshav Bansal has brought down the curtains on all speculations about the participation of Lions and the Rising Pune Supergiant in the future editions of the tournament.
  • Both GL and RPS arrived in the IPL roster last year after Chennai Superkings and Rajasthan Royals were suspended for two years due to their financial disparities with the Indian cricket board.
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England taking Champions Trophy extremely seriously: Eoin Morgan

  • England skipper Eoin Morgan is very excited as the build-up to the ICC Champions Trophy has begun. England, along with the top 7 teams of the world cricket, will be competing for the second most prestigious global event in ODI cricket calendar. Being the hosts of the tournament, the pressure on the English side is bound to soar high.
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Archana Vijaya responds to the derogatory news involving Virat Kohli

  • Internet journalism stooped down to a new low when a media agency used an image from Virat Kohli’s interview with Archana Vijaya and reported that the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper was checking her out.
  • The news went viral on social media and the portal was severely thrashed for posting such a degrading article and for irresponsible journalism.
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I am taking this time to focus on becoming a fitter cricketer: Murali Vijay

  • Murali Vijay who is currently enjoying his time out of the field has revealed that he is making the best use of this opportunity to make himself a fitter cricketer.
  • Vijay was ruled out of the ongoing Indian Premier League after sustaining a wrist injury. He underwent a surgery in London last month and is well on his way to regaining full fitness.
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IPl 10: Jasprit Bumrah reveals his family didn’t watch the super over clash

  • Jasprit Bumrah has undoubtedly been one of the very few young cricketers who has made a reputation for himself in a short span of time.
  • In his brief career so far, Bumrah has already set his goals high and is on the way to becoming one of the very best death bowlers in the world. He has been entrusted with death overs while playing for India and Mumbai Indians and he has delivered successfully.
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Wayne Parnell to undergo heart tests after feeling unrest during a match

  • South African fast bowler Wayne Parnell who is representing Kent in the Royal London One-Day Cup featured in the match against Somerset last night at Taunton. Somerset won the toss and invited Kent to bat first, in the second inning, Parnell after bowling just four over from his quota went off the field.
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London Stadium expected to host India-Pakistan clash in 2019 World Cup

  • The London Stadium in England has moved a step closer to hosting two World Cup games during the 2019 World Cup scheduled to be played in England and Wales.
  • The matches are expected to be played over a weekend and the England and the Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are expecting a record-breaking festival of cricket.
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BCCI hires the UK law firm for the legal battle against the ICC after being prepared to not participate in the Champions Trophy

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is believed to have now hired a leading law firm based in the United Kingdom to prepare its legal notice to be sent to the International Cricket Council (ICC). The BCCI have made two calls, one to its legal team and the other to the various state units.
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Shakib Al Hasan to attend sister’s wedding before leaving for Sussex

  • No.1 all-rounder across all 3 formats of the game, Shakib Al Hasan is expected to leave his IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders and travel to Dhaka tomorrow where he is expected to attend his younger sister Jannatul Ferdous’ wedding ceremony.
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ICC would want India to play the Champions Trophy: AB de Villiers

  • South African limited overs skipper and superstar AB de Villiers has voiced his opinion on the ongoing tussle going on between the BCCI and the ICC which has put India’s participation in the Champions trophy in doubt.
  • De Villiers is of the opinion that ICC will definitely want India to play in the tournament given the fact India had a terrific campaign last time around and they will be itching to defend their campaign.
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IPL 10: Not here to prove himself, says Rising Pune Supergiant leg-spinner Imran Tahir

  • South African Imran Tahir has undoubtedly been the most successful bowler for the Rising Pune Supergiant in this season of the IPL.
  • With 16 wickets in the bag, Tahir stands second in line for the Purple Cap, behind SRH pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Tahir has been instrumental in RPS’ success this season, who currently find themselves at the 4th position.
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IPL 10: Colin de Grandhomme optimistic of KKR executing their plans against Stokes to perfection

  • English all-rounder Ben Stokes proved his worth in RPS’s previous game against the Gujarat Lions as the southpaw smashed an unbeaten century which ensured Pune clinched a nail-biting thriller in the final over.
  • After winning 3 games on a trot, they are set to lock horns against the Kolkata Knight Riders and a win will definitely secure them a place in the playoffs.
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Mehedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed get major boost in new contract

  • 19-year-old right arm off break bowler Mehedi Hasan was one of the prosperous players who made it to the contracted player’s list revealed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for 2017.
  • He was not the only fresher who was successful in grabbing a place but Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mosaddek Hossain and Taskin Ahmed also managed to book a berth for themselves in the contract.
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Team England unveils traditional outfits for Tests, new jerseys for T20Is and ODIs

  • The team England recently unveiled their new outfits for the upcoming seasons in all the three formats of the game.
  • The newly appointed Test skipper Joe Root was present at the launch of the new sporting gear for the English side. While the Test cricket gear has gone back to the age old whites, the shorter formats see a funky change coming their way.
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IPL 10: Amit Mishra disappointed that he wasn’t able to pick more wickets against SRH

  • Delhi Daredevils’ ace leg-spinner Amit Mishra finished with impressive figures of 1-23 in his side’s clash against SRH on Tuesday. Mishra picked up the important wicket of Shikhar Dhawan, who was looking aggressive at the start of the Sunrisers Hyderabad innings.
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IPL 10: Yuvraj Singh happy to concentrate on positives despite loss to Delhi Daredevils

  • Hosts Delhi Daredevils put up a valiant display of batting at the Feroz Shah Kotla to bring an end to their dismal 5 match losing streak. The men in red and blue overcame the in form Sunrisers Hyderabad leaving a gutsy knock from Yuvraj Singh on the losing side.
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IPL 10: Unfolding the romantic side of AB de Villiers

  • Hard-hitting South African batsman AB de Villiers is known for his antics on the field. He has a great cricketing brain and is a renowned master of the sport.
  • Currently, he is plying his trade for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. His team has had a disappointing season thus far and AB has not lived up to his name either.
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