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

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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Suresh Raina & MS Dhoni
Suresh Raina & MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

England to play three Tests against West Indies from 8 July depending on government clearance

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has stunned the world since its outbreak as the novel coronavirus has led to the death of over 3.7 lakh individuals.
  • The international cricket scenario has been at a halt since the Australia-New Zealand series was called off in the wake of COVID-19 debacle.
  • However, after a long wait, international cricket is set to mark its comeback as England are going to lock horns with West Indies in a three-match Test series in July.
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It was destiny for MS Dhoni and me to play for CSK: Suresh Raina

  • Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni share a strong bond on and off the field.
  • Although the former made his debut under the Rahul Dravid’s captaincy, he played a majority of his international cricket under veteran wicketkeeper.
  • Surprisingly, they also play together for Chennai Super Kings since its inaugural season.
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We are hopeful that a camp will be possible in the second half of June: BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal

  • The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has stopped all cricket across the world.
  • This has led to the cricketers being stuck at home. And while certain players from other countries have returned to training, Indian cricketers are yet to resume practising.
  • However, the BCCI Treasurer, Arun Dhumal has revealed that the board is looking for a window to organise a camp for all the contracted players
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CAB proposes eye tests for its players on resumption of cricket post COVID-19

  • International cricket has come to a standstill since March due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, England, Australia and West Indies cricketers have returned to training adhering to the guidelines.
  • But there is not much idea about the Indian players resuming their on-field activities. Even as the BCCI is planning to organise a camp for its top players, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has come up with a proposal.
  • CAB has cleared that its players will have to undergo eye tests once cricket resumes in the post-Coronavirus era.
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Liam Plunkett expresses his desire to play for the USA after England snub

  • The past one year has been a roller-coaster ride for England fast bowler Liam Plunkett.
  • The right-arm bowler who bowled a fantastic spell of 3/42 in the final of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup was suddenly dropped after the tournament.
  • However, all is not lost for Liam Plunkett at the international stage. The ageing pacer could appear for the United States of America at the international level.
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I used to feel ashamed 2-3 years ago watching Virat Kohli train: Tamim Iqbal

  • Virat Kohli and his fitness have been an inspiration for the cricketers across the globe.
  • Ever since he has become India’s captain across all formats, fitness has become the major aspect which he has focussed on.
  • According to him, if a player if extremely fit, he/she can go that extra mile when it matters the most. And this is what Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal likes about the India skipper.
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‘Don’t be jealous of IPL’ – When MS Dhoni silenced the British reporters for questioning his players

  • MS Dhoni is not a man who expresses through a lot of words.
  • However, there are certain times when the former Indian captain has said some things which have blown out in the media.
  • One such incident happened back in 2014 when the captain gave it back to the British media.
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Gautam Gambhir was an exceptional captain and he backed us a lot: Yusuf Pathan

  • The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) was always a huge brand given that the Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was the co-owner of the franchise.
  • But the team didn’t perform well in the first three seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • However, the management bought Gautam Gambhir in 2011 auction and named him the skipper which changed the fortunes of the side.
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Yusuf Pathan reveals how Shane Warne’s ‘rousing speech’ helped RR to get back on winning track in IPL 2008

  • After the IPL 2008 auction, the general idea which ran through the masses was that Rajasthan Royals haven’t picked the best side.
  • In truth, the Jaipur-based franchise had not bought many superstars of the game.
  • They had former Australian leg-spinner, Shane Warne, as the player-cum-coach but none of the stars of the international cricket.
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Viv Richards’ worth in T20 would’ve been more than Pat Cummins and Ben Stokes: Ian Smith

  • Sir Vivian Richards is one of the greatest batsmen to have ever played the game. Many people who have watched him bat will tell you that he was ahead of his time, in terms of batting brilliance.
  • To give you a perspective, his strike rate was above 90 in ODIs and he played between 1974 and 1991.
  • Former New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Ian Smith said that the former West Indian great would have been the most valuable player in the format.
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