August 21 Evening Brief: Today's Top news and headlines from cricket world

Here is a quick wrap-up of the events that grabbed the spotlight in the cricketing world today.

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Rohit Sharma and Ajit Agarkar
Rohit Sharma and Ajit Agarkar. (Photo Source: Disney+Hotstar)

1. BCCI announces India's 17-man squad for Asia Cup 2023, Sanju Samson included as reserve

Ajit Agarkar, Chairman of All India Selection Committee, along with captain Rohit Sharma announced a 17-member squad for the much-awaited 2023 Asia Cup on Monday, August 21. The announcement has come after a selection meeting in which skipper Rohit Sharma and ACC President Jay Shah were also present. (READ MORE)

2. ILT20 2024: MI Emirates announce arrival of eight players ahead of second season

MI Emirates announced the signing of eight players which includes the likes of Kusal Perera and Ambati Rayudu among others, taking their squad up to 20, ahead of the second edition of ILT20, which is set to begin on 13th January 2024. (READ MORE)

3. 'I'll keep playing as long as people will have me' - Glenn Maxwell believes his dearth of experience can help Australia's campaign in ODI World Cup

The star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has opened up about his desire to play for Australia for as long as possible. The 34-year-old believes that his experience makes him a worthwhile proposal beyond the ICC Cricket World Cup. (READ MORE)

4. 'Take it one game at a time' - Ruturaj Gaikwad reveals MS Dhoni's leadership advice

India's young batting sensation Ruturaj Gaikwad revealed the leadership advice he received from the legendary cricketer MS Dhoni after the second T20I win over Ireland at the Malahide Cricket Club in Dublin on August 20. (READ MORE)

5. Hardik Pandya’s bowling is very important for India in World Cup 2023: Sanjay Manjrekar

Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar shared his opinion on whether Suryakumar Yadav should play in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 and further stressed on the importance of Hardik Pandya bowling in the marquee ODI event. (READ MORE)

6. Virat Kohli and I can hopefully roll some arm over in the 2023 ODI World Cup: Rohit Sharma

India skipper Rohit Sharma cheekily stated that he, along with flamboyant batter Virat Kohli, could bowl a few overs in the forthcoming ODI World Cup 2023. Notably, the skipper made the statements on the sidelines of the announcement of the India squad for the 2023 Asia Cup. (READ MORE)

7. BCCI mocked on confusion over Shubman Gill's inclusion in Asia Cup 2023 squad

The announcement of India's Asia Cup squad was made by Ajit Agarkar, former cricketer, and the current chairman of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) selection committee. Star Sports, the host broadcaster, caused major confusion after announcing that the young batting sensation Shubman Gill is not part of the Asia Cup squad and later noting he is picked. (READ MORE)

8. Prasidh Krishna has got all the basic ingredients of fast bowling: Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra said that Prasidh is one of his favourite bowlers and felt that he would be famous after seeing him for the first time. The former India opener explained what makes Prasidh a difficult customer to face for batters. (READ MORE)

9. I'll be happy seeing the team sheet when everyone's available: Rohit Sharma

India captain Rohit Sharma took a jibe at the team’s injury woes. Speaking to the media, Sharma stated that he would be very happy seeing no one injured on the team sheet. (READ MORE)

10. Next few months are critical to cementing Rohit Sharma's legacy as a leader: Ian Bishop

Ian Bishop feels that if India can win important tournaments in the coming months like the Asia Cup and the 50-over World Cup, Rohit Sharma's legacy as captain will be immortalised. The former West Indies pacer reckoned that the five-time Indian Premier League-winning captain knows how crucial a World Cup title is for a team like India. (READ MORE)

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