May 23 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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Shardul Thakur and Axar Patel
Shardul Thakur and Axar Patel. (Photo Source: Instagram/Shardul Thakur and Twitter)

1. Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel among first batch of players to leave for the UK

Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin, among three other Indian players to leave for England in order to play in the WTC final. (Read More)

2. To be able to bat better than Virat Kohli takes something special, and that's what Shubman Gill did: Sunil Gavaskar

Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar lauds Shubman Gill for his outstanding century against Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 21 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. (Read More)

3. Ashes 2023: Ollie Robinson up for Australian challenge post injury scare

There were concerns regarding Ollie Robinson’s fitness ahead of Ashes 2023. However, as per scan reports, the cricketer will soon recover from an injury he suffered on his left ankle. (Read More)

4. World Cup Qualifier 2023 fixtures announced, to be played from June 18 to July 9

The hosts Zimbabwe will play the first match of the competition on June 18, while West Indies’ first will be against the USA (June 18), while Sri Lanka will play their first match against UAE (June 19). (Read More)

5. Australia unveil new kit for World Test Championship 2023 Final

Ahead of the tournament finale against India, Usman Khawaja shared pictures of himself wearing the new kit that has been designed for the mega clash. (Read More)

6. JioCinema sees overwhelming number of advertisers due to record-breaking viewership

JioCinema saw over 1300 cr video views in the first five weeks of IPL 2023, and it helped them bring 26 sponsors on board - the highest ever in any sporting tournament. (Read More)

7. Team India to don Adidas' iconic three stripes for first time in WTC finale

ADIDAS, the new kit sponsor of the Indian Cricket Team, will soon launch a new kit for the team ahead of the World Test Championship finale. (Read More)

8. Shakib Al Hasan to represent Galle Gladiators, Babar Azam to play for Colombo Strikers in LPL 2023

Ahead of the fourth season of LPL, reports claim that Shakib Al Hasan signed for Galle Gladiators while Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is to play for Colombi Stars. David Miller, meanwhile, will represent Jaffna Kings. (Read More)

9. Pragyan Ojha lambasts trolls targeted on Shubman Gill and his sister

Former India cricketer Pragyan Ojha hits back at trollers who took a di at Shubman Gill and his sister after the 23-year-old hit a century against RCB on May 21. (Read More)

10. MS Dhoni smashes roaring shots during net session ahead of Qualifier 1

Ahead of Qualifier 1, Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni was spotted hitting massive sixes in the nets. (Read More)

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