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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati temple IPL trophy
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Team India might get a fast bowling coach soon

  • As Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli sat down to discuss the pay issues of players and coaches, they also raised the issue of the non-existence of a fast bowling coach. Bharat Arun was the former fast bowling coach till June last year but did not get his contract renewed by the Board.
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Will not be difficult to adapt in Champions Trophy after IPL, says Rohit Sharma


  • Team India will be participating in the Champions Trophy and defend the title. Amidst this, many believe that switching gears from IPL to the 50 overs format will be a tough deal. However, Rohit Sharma seemed to differ on this note.
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Former selector hails MS Dhoni as once in a lifetime cricketer

  • Former Indian cricketer and national selector Vikram Rathour recently hailed veteran Indian cricketer MS Dhoni as one of the most valuable assets of the national side.
  • He believes that a player like MS Dhoni comes only once in a lifetime. The kind of impact he can provide when at the crease is something that is and will be unmatched in the times to come.
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I don’t worry about selection anymore: Parthiv Patel

  • The Mumbai Indians romped to their third title win in the history of the Indian Premier League. They beat their Maharashtra neighbors Rising Pune Supergiant in the finals of the 2017 edition of the tournament to lift the silverware.
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Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond believes Jasprit Bumrah can carry his form to Champions Trophy

  • Former New Zealand pacer and Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond feels that Jasprit Bumrah will successfully carry his form to the Champions Trophy.
  • Bumrah, who bowled an exceptional spell on the night of the final against the Rising Pune Supergiant, will next feature in the Indian team during the upcoming Champions Trophy in the UK.
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Rohit Sharma opens up on excluding Harbhajan Singh from the playing eleven

  • The Mumbai Indians had a near perfect season this year. Barring a last minute blip in the league stages when they lost two games in a row, everything else fell in place for the Mumbai camp almost perfectly. They ended up winning the championship for the third time in the history of the tournament.
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Mumbai Indians team owners take IPL Trophy to Siddhivinayak Temple

  • The Mumbai Indians entered the record books after registering their third title win in the history of the Indian Premier League.
  • Mumbai beat their Maharashtra neighbors Rising Pune Supergiant in the finals of the 2017 edition of the tournament. It was a special display of death bowling that saw the MI camp pip the RPS camp on the night of the finals.
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Sri Lanka reveal new jersey ahead of ICC Champions Trophy 2017

  • The eight edition of ICC Champions Trophy will commence from 1st of June this year. Sri Lanka has won it once before in 2002, but it was shared equally with India. Talking about complete ownership, they are yet to get a taste of it.
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Sania Mirza likely to miss the India-Pakistan clash in Champions Trophy

  • The 2017 edition of the Champions Trophy is around the corner. One of the key attractions of the tournament is the much awaited clash between India and Pakistan.
  • The two teams are set to lock horns in the high-intensity game at Birmingham on June 4. Over the years, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has often been seeing cheering the Indo-Pak clashes in the stands.
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Chetan Sharma selects his best XI of IPL 10

  • Former Indian all-rounder Chetan Sharma went with the trend and selected his best XI of this year’s IPL. David Warner has been selected to open the innings.
  • There is little surprise in this aspect as the Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper was in tremendous form in the IPL. He is also the owner of the Orange Cap and has been handed the vice-captain’s responsibility of the team.
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CSA announces South Africa squad for ICC Women’s World Cup 2017

  • Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced the 15-woman team South Africa squad for the upcoming ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.
  • The tournament is scheduled to commence from June 24 and end with the finals to be played on July 23. Dané van Niekerk has been named as the captain of the team. She will be leading the team for the first time in ICC World Cup.
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Manoj Tiwary cites Dhoni’s dismissal as the turning point in the final

  • The Rising Pune Supergiant were so close yet so far from the ultimate glory in the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League. They lost to their Maharashtra neighbors by a margin of just 1 run in the big finals.
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Former Australian bowler Damien Wright named Bangladesh U-19 coach

  • Earlier today, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed the appointment of former Tasmania seamer Damien Wright as the head coach of the Bangladesh U-19 team. The 41-year-old pacer who has a solid pedigree in coaching will be in charge of the squad till the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand next year.
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Australian cricketers will not step back from the Ashes, says Ian Chappell

  • The Australia Cricket board suffered a huge setback as their plans to lure the country’s top cricketers by throwing in hefty pay offers failed miserably.
  • According to former Australian great Ian Chappell, the parties will now try to sort out a deal in time in order to prevent a Ashes Boycott, which could turn out to be a black mark in Australia’s cricket history.
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Police arrested 2 Bookies in Delhi during IPL final and recovered 77 mobiles

  • There is something with IPL and betting. Even though several betting rackets are busted every year during the cash-rich league, the menace continues to plague the sport.
  • This time around, police arrested two bookies while they were organising bets during the IPL final between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant on Sunday night, and recovered 77 mobiles from their rented flat in east Delhi, officials said.
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Robin Uthappa is all set to play for Kerala

  • Robin Uthappa is all set to switch his Ranji Trophy team. The Karnataka-based player is now very likely to be seen in Kerala colours.
  • Uthappa was bewildered after he was left out of the Karnataka team midway through the season. But Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) was quick to capitalise on the dispute between Uthappa and the Karnataka Cricket Association (KSCA).
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Cricket crazy prisoner taught a lesson for watching IPL match till late nigh

  • The Indian Premier League is believed to be one of the biggest cricketing carnivals all around the globe ever since its inaugural season in 2008.
  • It not only comes with the highest quality of cricket but always has a lot more to offer. The immense amount of entertainment, controversies, and madness on display drives cricket fans crazy throughout the 1 and a half month fiesta.
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ICC to hold a meeting today following Manchester attack

  • The deadly terror attack in the city of Manchester in England has raised fears of security in the country for the cricketers who will participate in the ICC Champions Trophy in England from June 1. The tournament will see 8 teams participating including India, who will be defending their title which they won in 2013.
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Jasprit Bumrah can be the best in the world: Rohit Sharma

  • Showering heaps of praises on his premier bowler Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit was delighted to see the performances the fast bowler put in this season. His 2/26 in the finals included the big wicket of MS Dhoni which helped Mumbai claw back in the game after putting just 129 runs on the board.
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Ben Stokes opens up about Kevin Pietersen’s ‘beer’ criticism

  • Dynamic English all-rounder Ben Stokes has emerged as one of the top performers in world cricket in the recent times.
  • His meteoric rise in the ranks can well be credited to his successful maiden IPL stint this year for the Rising Pune Supergiant. He went into the tournament with the tag of being the most expensive player of the season.
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I was in trance when Sachin Tendulkar called my name: Basil Thampi

  • Kerala pacer Basil Thampi has been one of the top finds of the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League. Playing for the Gujarat Lions, Thampi managed to catch the attention of the cricket pundits with his accurate yorkers this season.
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Steve Smith shared his batting secret with Ben Stokes ahead of Ashes

  • Ben Stokes, was the Most Valuable Player of the tenth season of the Indian Premier League where he outplayed and outnumbered the other contenders both with the bat and the ball.
  • The English all-rounder revealed that he could not have achieved such a feat without the valuable inputs from the Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steve Smith.
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Ben Stokes clarifies the ‘Favourites’ tag for the English team in Champions Trophy

  • The big lanky all-rounder from Christchurch Ben Stokes left the Indian Premier League after the tournament had reached the knockout stage for which his team Rising Pune Supergiant had qualified.
  • In his absence the team could not muster enough strength to cross the finishing line in the final, losing to the Mumbai Indians by one run.
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Mohammad Amir raring to unleash at the Champions Trophy

  • Pakistani speedster Mohammad Amir is all pumped up to play for the national setup in the upcoming edition of the Champions Trophy. Pakistan will start their campaign against the arch-rivals India in their first match of the tournament on June 4 at Birmingham.
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Will be tough for selectors to pick team for the first game: Josh Hazlewood

  • Australian speedster Josh Hazlewood is confident of putting up a good show in the upcoming edition of the Champions Trophy. The Australian squad boasts of four quality pacers in Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson, and Pat Cummins. In addition to these four, there is John Hastings in the line up as well.
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Manchester blast forces BCCI to call emergency meeting

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced an emergency meeting this morning following the recent strikes in England. The city of Manchester was rocked with a blast recently on Monday which has forced the Indian cricket board to call for preparatory measures.
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Kumar Sangakkara set to retire from First Class cricket

  • Former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara is all set to retire from First Class cricket at the conclusion of the English county season this year. The First Class cricket season in England will end in September this year.
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It is good challenge playing against England: Hashim Amla

  • Veteran South Africa batsman Hashim Amla looks very pleased with the way things have been shaping up for the South African team in the recent times. They are looking as the favorites for the ICC Champions Trophy this year. Prior to the mega event, they have a short ODI fixture against England in England.
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Marcus Trescothick scores 50th first-class century for Somerset

  • Even after 11 years of retirement from the International cricket, England’s legendary batsman, Marcus Trescothick continues to set records battling out in the County Championship.
  • Playing against the Warwickshire at the Taunton county ground, the Somerset opening batsman first completed 25,000 runs in his first-class career and later on hit the 50th first-class ton for his domestic side.
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