February 12 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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Stuart Broad & Virat Kohli
Stuart Broad & Virat Kohli (Photo Source: X/Twitter)

1. High-flying Sri Lanka name squad for Afghanistan T20Is

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced its 16-member squad for the upcoming T20I series against Afghanistan starting on February 17 (Read More)

2. 'They have shown maturity in tough situations' - India U19 Head Coach optimistic about future despite U19 World Cup Final loss

 India's U19 head coach, Hrishikesh Kanitkar opened up about the future of Indian cricket, expressing confidence in the potential of the 2024 batch (Read More)

3. William O'Rourke likely to make his Test debut against South Africa in Hamilton

 New Zealand skipper Tim Southee came forward to talk about how uncapped quick William O'Rourke has a good chance to make it into the starting lineup for the Hamilton Test (Read More)

4. Aakash Chopra raises questions over 'slightly surprising' Avesh Khan exclusion

Chopra feels that Avesh Khan's omission was unjustified. Despite his consistent performances and evident dedication, the sudden exclusion of Khan has raised many eyebrows (Read More)

5. Rahmanullah Gurbaz's batting is like a slight copy of MS Dhoni: Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar has advocated for Rahmanullah Gurbaz to secure a place in the Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) playing XI for the upcoming IPL 2024 season (Read More)

6. Jake Fraser-McGurk, Wes Agar added to Australia's squad for Perth T20I

The two domestic sensations are yet to make their T20I debuts for Australia but have played two ODIs each (Read More)

7. ‘IPL definitely stands out’ - Sikandar Raza heaps praise on India's cricket carnival, calls it superior to PSL

Having already competed in the marquee tournament, Raza featured for Punjab Kings in the 16th edition of the tournament (Read More)

8. 'Someone in the Indian batting line-up will stand up' - Stuart Broad shows confidence in Kohli-less India

Kohli had initially opted out of the first two Test matches due to personal reasons but later made himself unavailable for the remaining three Test matches too (Read More)

9. Reports: BCCI wants players to prioritise domestic tournaments ahead of IPL

The BCCI has reportedly sent a strong message to established Indian players, which is to prioritise domestic tournaments like the Ranji Trophy before they go on to focus on the IPL (Read More)

10. 'I liked Sachin Dhas a lot based on whatever I saw' - Aakash Chopra impressed with youngster's outing in U19 World Cup

Dhas showcased his mettle with the bat, as he amassed 303 runs at an impressive average of 60.60 and a strike rate of 116.53 across seven innings in the tournament (Read More)

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