June 19 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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Ricky Ponting and Ben Stokes
Ricky Ponting and Ben Stokes. (Photo Source: Twitter)

1. Anjum Chopra analyses team India's balance in Rishabh Pant's absence

Anjum Chopra stated that Rishabh Pant was a major miss for the side in the WTC final but lauded keeper-batter KS Bharat, remarking he was excellent behind the stumps in the fixture. (READ MORE)

2. Shaun Tait heaps massive praise on Pakistan youngster Naseem Shah

Former Australia international Shaun Tait lauded Naseem Shah, saying he loved to work with the youngster and believes that he probably is the best in his age group. (READ MORE)

3. 'It’s proactive captaincy' - Ricky Ponting hails England's rebooted, recharged leadership approach

Lauding Ben Stokes for his tactful leadership, Ponting stated that he is making a difference and taking Test cricket to a completely new level. (READ MORE)

4. Alex Carey reacts to Ollie Robinson’s celebration after Usman Khawaja’s wicket

Talking about Robinson’s aggressive celebration, Australia stumper-batter Alex Carey mentioned that he didn’t see anything from the dressing room but he expects something similar as Ashes often sees exciting cricket and hostile situations. (READ MORE)

5. Ricky Ponting extols Usman Khawaja after Australian opener's maiden ton on English soil

Ponting opined that it was one of the best knocks of Khawaja’s career, and his celebration said a lot about how much the ton meant to him. (READ MORE)

6. Sarfaraz Ahmed could have been the vice-captain for Pakistan's tour of Sri Lanka: Rashid Latif

Former cricketer Rashid Latif opined that stumper-batter Sarfaraz Ahmed should have been Pakistan’s vice-captain in the Sri Lanka series and not Mohammad Rizwan. (READ MORE)

7. Kevin Pietersen evaluates England's pace attack in Ashes opener

Pietersen believes the current set of English pacers should not be feared. The former cricketer also compared them to former players Mitchell Johnson and Shoaib Akhtar, who he felt possessed greater pace. (READ MORE

8. Brad Hogg gives his take on Moeen Ali’s Code of Conduct breach

Hogg opined that Moeen could have applied the drying agent on his finger inside and then come out to play; however, he did it in the open, which was fair play, and therefore the 25% fine was a bit much. (READ MORE)

9. Kumar Sangakkara lauds Ben Stokes' ultra-aggressive captaincy against Australian tailenders

Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara praised England for their game plan against the Aussie tailenders. (READ MORE)

10. A lot of people marketed me and positioned me that I am an overthinker: Ravichandran Ashwin

Ashwin explained that if he had been given the assurance that he would get to play regularly for India, he would not have had to overthink. (READ MORE)

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