May 23 Morning 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. MI invested big money in Cameron Green and the big-hitter didn't disappoint: Irfan Pathan

Cameron Green hit a century against SRH in MI’s last league game, which later helped MI ensure their place in the playoffs. (READ MORE)

2. Reports: Virat Kohli and seven other team India members set to leave for England

Earlier, reports had suggested that some of the players would fly off to England early so as to prepare for the WTC Final. While there are some players still occupied with the IPL, gearing up for the knockouts, the remaining bunch is said to leave early. (READ MORE)

3. ‘To make the move to the capital city' - Kevin Pietersen's tweet on Virat Kohli sends shockwaves in cricket fraternity

Virat Kohli has been associated with RCB since the tournament’s inception, but since the franchise hasn’t managed to bag a single trophy, Kevin Pietersen believes that the stalwart should move to Delhi Capitals. (READ MORE)

4. ‘It was very hard cricket’ - James Anderson reflects on his career 20 years since Test debut

On completing two decades in international cricket, England’s James Anderson reflected on his career saying that it has been very difficult. (READ MORE)

5. ‘Ambush marketing attempted by vested interests’ – KKR releases official statement on allegations of denying entry to fans against LSG

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) released an official statement after allegedly denying entry to fans during the clash against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Saturday, May 20. (READ MORE)

6. 'Tough pill to swallow' - AB de Villiers reacts to Royal Challengers Bangalore's 2023 IPL heartbreak

AB de Villiers opened up after RCB’s loss to Gujarat Titans in the last game of the league stage, which denied them a place in the top four and knocked them out of the tournament. (READ MORE)

7. WTC 2021-23 Final: Ravi Shastri names combined India-Australia XI

Ahead of the eagerly-anticipated ICC World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23 Final between India and Australia, former cricketer Ravi Shastri revealed his best combined XI. Interestingly, only four Indian cricketers make it to his list of combined players ahead of the summit clash. (READ MORE)

8. The Hundred 2023: Sophie Ecclestone named Manchester Originals skipper

England spinner Sophie Ecclestone is all set to lead Manchester Originals ahead of the forthcoming edition of The Hundred. (READ MORE)

9. Reports: New York-based firm Tiger Global to infuse $40 million in IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals

New York-based firm, Tiger Global is likely to pick up a financial stake in the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR). It is understood that the investors are looking to infuse $40 million in the franchise at a $650 million valuation. (READ MORE)

10. ‘Fans ka trophy ka intezar barkarar’ - Irfan Pathan sums up RCB’s IPL story following another heartbreaking season

After RCB’s disheartening exit from the marquee tournament, former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan took to Twitter, to sum up the story for Bangalore this season. (READ MORE)

11. Reports: Asia Cup's fate likely to be decided soon, SLC President to attend IPL 2023 playoffs

The BCCI has invited the president and other dignitaries to grace the IPL playoffs and discuss over the Asia Cup 2023. (READ MORE)

12. Rashid Khan is the trump card for Gujarat Titans at Chepauk: Virender Sehwag

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag provided his verdict ahead of the crucial Qualifier 1 clash between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Gujarat Titans (GT) as he stated that Rashid Khan will be the ‘trump card’ for the defending champions. (READ MORE)

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