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 that hogged the headlines today.

England v India - 2nd ODI: Royal London One-Day Series
MS Dhoni. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Yorkshire Vikings sign Kane Williamson for the ongoing T20 Blast season

  • T20 Blast is up and running in England with as many as 18 teams divided into two groups are fighting it out for the ultimate glory.
  • The stylish Kiwi has been included in the 13-man squad by the franchise for their next game against Lancashire on Friday.
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Harsha Bhogle has his say on India’s middle-order issues

  • During the matches, the Men in Blue had their fair share of problems, MS Dhoni’s batting is one of them.
  • Last time around, India lost the series 3-1 and would be hoping to make amends in their upcoming five-day fixtures.
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MS Dhoni’s No. 7 jersey autographed warrior costume is being auctioned for charity

  • His achievements as the captain of the Indian cricket team are unmatched and he continues to be an asset even at the fag end of his career.
  • Along with that, there is a warrior costume autographed by Dhoni which is up for grabs as well.
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Mohammed Shami summoned by Kolkata Police over cheque bounce case

  • Mohammed Shami’s tussle with wife Hasin Jahan started back in March and the same has only intensified with the passage of time.
  • He didn’t have an impressive tournament having played only four matches in which he picked up only three wickets.
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Sourav Ganguly thinks MS Dhoni’s struggle with the bat has been going on for more than a year

  • Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has also joined in the debate and he wants Dhoni to build an innings without playing many dot balls while batting in the middle-order.
  • Sourav Ganguly felt that MS Dhoni has not been turning it around for Team India after taking time to settle early on.
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England vs India: BCCI clarifies the reason behind Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s absence in Test squad

  • The Indian Test squad for their upcoming five-match Test series against England has recently been announced.
  • His back-injury has increased owing to which the step was taken. He is suffering from the injury and the same has been a major thorn in the flesh in recent times.
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ENG vs IND: India selectors name squad for first three Tests

  • The Team India selectors have gone ahead and named the squad for the upcoming Test series against England.
  • The first Test match between India and England begins on the first of August with both sides taking the field in Edgbaston.
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ICC announces latest ODI rankings after England vs India series

  • England have strengthened their number 1 position with a series victory over India in the three-match ODI series.
  • Meanwhile, there are no changes in the team rankings with both the teams maintaining their first and second positions respectively.
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Sourav Ganguly wants KL Rahul to be given an extended run at number 4

  • The selection policy of Team India has come under the scanner after a heavy defeat in the series decider at Headingley on Tuesday.
  • Rahul began England tour with a bang as he scored a century in the first T20 International in the run chase.
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England vs India: Virender Sehwag blames batsmen for India’s ODI series defeat

  • They got off to a really good start in the series, beating England all ends up in the first ODI but the home team served them just that in the next couple of matches to take the series honours 2-1.
  • That didn’t happen and the Indian bowlers had an extremely ordinary day out. As a result, the home team won the match with 8 wickets in hand.
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BBL 2018-19: Full schedule of the upcoming season

  • They humbled the Perth Scorchers by seven wickets at the Western Australian Cricket Academy (WACA) in a rather one-sided encounter.
  • The Scorchers have won the tournament three times and is the most successful team ever since the event’s inception.
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England vs India: Jasprit Bumrah most likely to miss first three Test matches

  • He had injured his finger while fielding off his own bowling against Ireland in the first T20I and since then has been out of the contention.
  • There is also a possibility of Karun Nair making a cut after spending almost a month now in the country with India A side while playing the four-day Tests and One-Day tri-series.
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Dhoni is putting pressure on the other batsmen, opines Gautam Gambhir

  • Dhoni had failed to convert his slow starts into something big, an art which he had mastered for a long time in his career.
  • Gambhir said that Dhoni is taking too much time and is putting a lot of pressure on other batsmen.
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Cricket South Africa hoping for AB de Villiers to take up coaching role

  • When AB de Villiers retired from all forms of cricket, it came as a shock to most of the cricketing world and the cricketing fraternity.
  • Moroe also went on to add that de Villiers had himself indicated that the coaching role was indeed something he would like to do when it comes to the upliftment of South African cricket.
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Adam Gilchrist reveals the toughest bowler he has ever faced

  • During his prime, Adam Gilchrist was one of the most-feared, if not the most-feared cricketer in World Cricket.
  • However, like almost everybody, Gilchrist too had his vices. And one of the biggest vice was that of facing Sri Lankan stalwart Muttiah Muralitharan.
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