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

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

Here are the top headlines of the day

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Ellyse Perry of Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

Karachi likely to host PSL 2018 finals

  • The city of Karachi could well be the second city in Pakistan to witness some high octane cricket of international sorts.
  • The recent reports suggest that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are keen on hosting the finals of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 at the venue.
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Shahid Afridi backs Umar Gul for an international comeback

  •  It’s been a while since he made his last international appearance which was against New Zealand in a T20I last year. The 33-year-old has more than 400 international wickets to boast in his career.
  • Afridi was questioned about the pace bowler’s selection in the squad. He remarked that while Gul hadn’t played international cricket for some time now, he was still doing good in all fronts in domestic cricket which propelled him to pick the right-arm pacer.
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Baroda sets up a rare attacking field against Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy

  • The Group C Ranji Trophy match between Mumbai and Baroda ended in a draw but there was a moment which caught everyone’s attention.
  • It was almost the fag end of the last day’s play when the Baroda skipper Deepak Hooda set up a close attacking field that saw nine close-in fielders.
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How did Rajdeep Sardesai get MS Dhoni to open up?

  • It is not at all difficult to see a cricketer popping up dressing room secrets, on some cricket-centric shows running around on social media platforms. However, former Indian skipper MS Dhoni was a part of none.
  • As per the general perception, it is extremely hard to get him to speak up about his non-cricketing life. However, that impossible was made possible by journalist Rajdeep Sardesai.
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Wasim Akram reveals why he is not coaching Pakistan

  • Over the years, we have seen former the Pakistani skipper Wasim Akram get associated with various franchises that part in the T20 leagues.
  • Any Pakistani supporter will want their legendary skipper to coach the budding talents, who will dominate the pace bowling circuit of the world in the years to come, thereby upholding Pakistan’s romance with pace.
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David Warner suggests Matt Renshaw to evade newspapers ahead of Ashes

  • With less than a fortnight for the Ashes to kick off, the newspapers and media have been in a frenzy. Thus, in a bid to keep the air positive, Australia vice-captain David Warner has urged his under-pressure opening partner Matt Renshaw to avoid reading newspapers.
  • Instead, the left-hander suggested Renshaw to score some runs in the Sheffield Shield this week ahead of the opening Test of the Ashes.
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Ellyse Perry gets fooled by Sydney crowd, breaks into pre-mature celebration

  •  The funny incident took place when Perry was on 194, with only one wicket in hand. She smashed spinner Laura Marsh to wide mid-wicket as the crowd broke into applauds.
  • Perry acknowledged the spirited crowd thinking that she reached the 200 landmark, while she was still in the 190’s. The ball took a bounce before reaching the boundary ropes and the game continued after the hilarious scene.
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MS Dhoni has to approach T20Is differently: Sourav Ganguly

  •  He was trolled by social media after the match and was also blamed for the team’s loss. However, the former skipper had played a decent knock but he was struggling to hit big shots at will.
  • Sourav Ganguly expressed his opinion about the future of the 36-year-old in the shortest format of the game. “His record in T20I is not that good compared to ODIs. Hope Kohli and team management will speak to him separately. He has an immense ability. If he approaches T20Is differently, then he will be successful,”
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BCCI introduces a new DNA fitness test

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has introduced DNA fitness test for Indian cricketers which reveals the fitness blueprint of an individual.
  • The Indian board seems to be following the footsteps of the captain and raise the bar of the fitness for the cricketers.
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Shoaib Malik named captain of Multan Sultans

  • Veteran Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik has been named the captain of the PSL team Multan Sultans. The PSL draft is taking place today at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.
  • Lahore Qalandars got the privilege of calling the first draft pick, as they finished at the bottom place last season. Therefore, in the same manner, the side that finished second last will get to pick the second option.
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Sadeera Samarawickrama to open for Sri Lanka in Kolkata Test

  • Sri Lanka’s promising batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama is likely to open the innings along with in-form Dimuth Karunaratne in the first Test match at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
  • Sadeera scored 74 in the practice match yesterday. He shared a 133-run stand with Karunaratne. His confidence will be high going into the Test match and he will be eager to showcase his skills in front of the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
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Darren Sammy to continue as Peshawar Zalmi skipper for PSL 3

  •  The 33-year-old right-hander earlier led the Peshawar outfit to triumph in the previous season and will be aiming to do an encore under his regained leadership. The franchise confirmed the news via a press release.
  • The dynamic all-rounder is the only captain to have won the coveted World T20 championship twice. He led West Indies to the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 victory against Sri Lanka, which was the first major trophy for the team in 8 years.
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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma steal the show at Indian Sports Honours Awards

  • It is a well-renowned fact that Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are one of the most popular couples presently in India. Whenever the two meet in public, it is a matter of certainty that the two would be creating headlines.
  • The two were spotted together yet again and it created quite a buzz in media. Also, VK changed his display pic on Instagram and yes it again has his lady love Anushka.
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Peter Nevill most likely to return for the first Ashes Test

  • Peter Nevill is all set to return to the Test fold for the first Ashes Test against England in Brisbane at the Gabba.
  •  However, the new round of the domestic season will begin on Monday and only extraordinary turn of events could keep Nevill away from returning to the national side.
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Wasim Akram names the best cricketer ever and greatest opener

  • In his prime, Wasim Akram was the nightmare for every batter, no matter how great he was. However, there were some batters who were courageous enough to give the former Pakistani speedster a tough time.
  • When Wasim was asked to name the batter who wouldn’t surrender in front of his killer swing and pace, he named Sunil Gavaskar quite unequivocally.
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Kuldeep Yadav contemplated suicide at the age of 13

  • The chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav has stormed into the international scene in style and has impressed everyone so far in his short career. The youngster is one of its kind in the cricketing arena when it comes to left-arm wrist-spin bowling.
  •  He has already earned heaps of praise from the greats of the game and has a bright future. However, Kuldeep himself has admitted that he thought of quitting the game altogether and also contemplated suicide in frustration at the age of 13.
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‘Proud’ MS Dhoni responds to Ajit Agarkar’s criticism

  • The former Indian skipper MS Dhoni has finally opened up on the criticism he faced during the series against New Zealand. He was criticized and trolled by many for playing a slow inning when the team had to score more than 12 an over.
  •  Even the former International cricketers like Ajit Agarkar and VVS Laxman suggested him to hang his boots from the shortest format of the game. However, the cool and calm cricketer feels that the views of everyone has to be respected.
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