June 9 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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1. Ben Stokes issues stern warning to Australia ahead of Ashes 2023

Ben Stokes is unfazed by the Australian challenge and has said that his side will play fearless cricket in the upcoming series. (READ MORE)

2. WTC Final: Travis Head slams century with bat gifted by Babar Azam

Australia southpaw Travis Head plundered a magnificent century against team India in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23 final at The Oval in London. (READ MORE)

3. Sri Lanka Cricket announces 15-member squad for ODI World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe

SLC have announced a 15-member squad that will travel to Zimbabwe for the forthcoming ODI World Cup Qualifiers. (READ MORE)

4. Hotstar to stream Asia Cup and ODI World Cup for free to mobile users

Disney+ Hotstar will be streaming the upcoming Asia Cup and 50-over World Cup for free to all mobile phone users accessing their application. (READ MORE)

5. Basit Ali inculpates Australia of ball tampering

Former Pakistan international Basit Ali has blamed Australia for tampering with the ball during Day 2 of the World Test Championship final against India. (READ MORE)

6. I don't think Australia will opt for the follow-on if they have the opportunity to do so: Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan believes if Australia proceeds to amass a first-innings lead of over 200 runs, they will forego the chance to impose the follow-on in the World Test Championship. (READ MORE)

7. India have picked the wrong side, spin will play a big part in WTC final: Steve Waugh

Former Australia skipper Steve Waugh believes that India have made an error in judgement when skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl first on June 7, at The Oval. (READ MORE)

8. Steve Waugh analyses David Warner’s retirement plans

Steve Waugh believes that David Warner will have to keep up with his form in order to retain his place till the Sydney Test against Pakistan. (READ MORE)

9. All-rounder Karim Janat vows to prove his mettle in one-off Test

Courtesy of his incredible form, Karim Janat once again made it to the Test squad. He now hopes to make his debut and prove himself in the longest format of the game. (READ MORE)

10. Virat Kohli posts cryptic message following failure in first innings of WTC final

Kohli took to his Instagram story and posted a cryptic quote by American author Mark Manson. The quote read, "You must develop the ability to be disliked in order to free yourself from the prison of other people’s opinion.” (READ MORE)

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