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

All the news that hogged the headlines today.

Ahmed Shehzad of Pakistan
Ahmed Shehzad of Pakistan bats. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Nepal set to make ODI debut against Netherlands

  • Nepal created history earlier this year by securing the eighth place in the World Cup qualifier held in Zimbabwe.
  • These will be the first ODIs for the Dutch team as well since 2014 when they had lost their status in 2014 World Cup qualifier.
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Pat Cummins confident of knocking over Virat Kohli early on Australia tour

  • Australian cricket is going through a lean phase in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal.
  • They are recovering from their respective injuries and are about to get fit for the busy summer ahead.
  • (Read more about the story)

BCB planning to reschedule BPL and Zimbabwe series

  • Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is pondering over rescheduling their home series against Zimbabwe.
  • Moreover, various agencies have already informed them about their unavailability due to the election duties.
  • (Read more about the story)

Harmanpreet Kaur loses DSP post at Punjab Police

  • Harmanpreet Kaur, India’s T20I captain, has tasted quite a bit of success in her international career.
  • Earlier she worked for the Western Railways who weren’t willing to leave her due to bond related obligations.
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Sourav Ganguly reckons that Virat Kohli has been able to bring the best out of MS Dhoni

  • Virat Kohli took over the Test captaincy from MS Dhoni after the wicketkeeper-batsman decided to step down from the longest format back in 2014.
  • Sourav Ganguly, and others. Ganguly also believes that the Jharkhand-born cricketer is an essential part of the team with the World Cup.
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Paul Farbrace considers Joe Root as England’s best player

  • Joe Root, lately, hasn’t had the greatest of times in international cricket. He scored a half-century at the Oval against Australia.
  • He scored 0 and 9 in Manchester and Cardiff respectively after which the team management decided to bench the Yorkshire-born player.
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England vs India: Visitors with a chance to claim top spot in ODIs

  • India are currently ranked number two in ICC’s ODI rankings with 122 rating points after 48 matches. England top the list with 126 points in 45 matches.
  • The Brits have been in red-hot form in the ODI format. They beat Australia by 5-0 in their erstwhile series.
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PCB set to charge Ahmed Shehzad for consuming banned substance

  • Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad was tested positive in the dope test conducted by the cricket board during a domestic game.
  • PCB received the report from the Independent Review Board as they revealed Ahmed Shehzad’s name for the first time.
  • (Read more about the story)

Yorkshire the fifth team to confirm participation in the Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy

  • Six of the most prominent T20 teams from around the world will be in the United Arab Emirates in October this year.
  • They are attempting to launch an exciting tournament that has a positive impact on the cricket.
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Indian team looks like it could win in any condition in the shorter format: Sourav Ganguly

  • The Men in Blue started with a victory at the Old Trafford in Manchester, but the Brits came back at the Sophia Gardens.
  • In the T20I series, the likes of Kuldeep Yadav put the skids under the English batsmen with his bag of tricks.
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MS Dhoni is the pillar of the Indian team, says Irfan Pathan

  • Irfan will be representing Jammu and Kashmir in the upcoming domestic season. Apart from playing for the team, he will also mentor the youngsters.
  • Recently, he was at the GGM Science College Ground where the camps of senior and U23 cricketers are being held. He spoke highly of Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly‘s captaincy styles while also refusing to compare them.
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MS Dhoni reveals why he prefers handing over the trophy to the youngsters

  • In a recent interview with Scroll, MS Dhoni revealed the exact reason of him disappearing after receiving the trophy.
  • He believes that it is unfair in the team sport that a captain gets more exposure always which is why he prefers to hand the Cup over to his teammates and stay away in the limelight.
  • (Read more about the story)

England football team manager Gareth Southgate has a cricketing link

  • During his days, he had been the face behind the missed penalty against Germany in the Euro Cup 1996.
  • An old scorecard was doing the rounds on Twitter where Southgate was trying to win the game with a bat.
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Zimbabwe vs Pakistan: Bulawayo security concerns put ODI series in jeopardy

  • The visitors are now scheduled to play a five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe which gets underway from July 13.
  • The Men in Green are ranked fifth in ODIs and they would want to put forth a strong show, provided the series takes place without any undesired hassle.
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Indian women’s cricket coach Tushar Arothe resigns from his role

  • The Indian women’s team lost the Asia Cup Final against Bangladesh last month. They won all the previous six editions of the tournament.
  • They beat Australia in the semi-final but slumped against England in the Final at the Lord’s Cricket Ground.
  • (Read more about the story)

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