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.

Jofra Archer
Rajasthan Royals’ Jofra Archer in action. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

IND vs AFG: Rain threat looming over the historic Test match

  • India and Afghanistan will lock horns in the one-off historic Test from June 14 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
  • The technology doesn’t allow the excessive rain to damage the outfield and the system is capable of draining water 36 times faster.
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Aspiring cricketer loses his life after lightning strikes him

  • The aspiring cricketer had joined the Calcutta Cricket Academy only in May and his fate didn’t allow to live his dream.
  • Even the ambulance officers were called and he was treated at the scene but he was declared dead arrival at Shoalhaven Hospital.
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When Tamim Iqbal’s support helped Rumana Ahmed out of trouble

  • Rumana Ahmed’s knock of 23 runs from 22 balls turned out to be pivotal in the context of the match.
  • Post the victory, Tamim Iqbal, their male counterpart’s opener, posted a picture on Instagram to celebrate their victory.
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Harshal Patel confident about playing for India

  • He played for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League and churned out some crucial performances.
  • During his chat, he also heaped praises on Gautam Gambhir, who captained the Daredevils in the initial part of the tournament.
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar reveals who the toughest batsman he has bowled to

  • Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is perhaps one of the most important players in the Indian cricket team at the moment.
  • Recently, the 28-year old was questioned about who was the toughest batsman he has ever bowled to.
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Justin Langer hints at Michael Neser’s inclusion in the first ODI versus England

  • Prior to Australia’s tour of England, the visitors were dealt with a body blow when Jos Hazlewood, their most experienced bowler in the lineup, was ruled out.
  • He was the second-highest wicket-taker in the Sheffield Shield tournament having picked up 39 wickets in 10 matches.
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I am fortunate to get an opportunity to play Test cricket so early: Rashid Khan

  • Rashid Khan has been one of the hottest talking points in world cricket over the past few months.
  • He nipped out 8 wickets in 3 matches and hardly allowed the opponents’ batsmen to pounce on them.
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South African domestic veteran steps down as captain

  • Highveld Lions is one of the prominent teams in the South African domestic circuit but went through one of their leanest phases in the last season.
  • Stephen Cook felt that it was a privilege to lead Highveld Lions over the last few seasons and believed that the team has significantly improved.
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New Zealand greats turn down Blackcaps head coach role

  • Mike Hesson stepped down as the head coach of New Zealand earlier this week citing personal reasons.
  • Stephen Fleming and Daniel Vettori, the former New Zealand players, will not succeed Mike Hesson as the coach of the Blackcaps.
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James Anderson to rest his shoulders before India series

  • James Anderson recently took part in England’s two-match Test series versus Pakistan and was the hosts’ leading wicket-taker with 9 wickets.
  • India are currently the top-ranked team in Tests while England are placed in the fourth position. The Indian batting lineup is a formidable one.
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Ian Chappell names the stronger batting line-up between England and India

  • Team India will be soon embarking on their tour to the United Kingdom where they will face Ireland and England.
  • The first Test between the two sides will commence on August 1 at Edgbaston in Birmingham and will have an ample amount of time.
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IND vs AFG: Damp conditions a detriment to preparing practice pitches in Bangalore

  • India and Afghanistan are scheduled to cross swords in Bangalore for the one-off Test, which starts on June 14.
  • The weather in Bangalore has been a tad indifferent with constant spells of rain and the sun has also played hide and seek.
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Eoin Morgan gives his opinion on Jofra Archer’s chances of playing for England in the World Cup

  • Jofra Archer is the new sensation currently who has scaled greater heights in a very short time while playing in the County circuit for Sussex.
  • England will now be playing against their arch-rivals Australia in the five-match ODI series which will commence on June 13.
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