Cricketing trends on social media today
Here is what the cricketing community was talking about in the last 24 hours.
Updated - May 21, 2019 10:01 pm
The cricketing trends on Tuesday revolved around the English side, who made three big changes in the World Cup squad. Jofra Archer was roped into the side after so many debates on whether or not he should be selected, but it came at the expense of a very harsh decision to drop David Willey. James Vince and Liam Dawson were the other additions to the side in place of the suspended Alex Hales and Joe Denly.
Afghanistan came up with a strong show against Ireland having lost the first match in Belfast. The Irish bowlers, who did such a wonderful job in the first match, got hammered in the hands of Mohammad Shahzad, who cracked a blazing hundred. Afghanistan kick-started their bowling innings on a strong note as well and are well on course to complete a big win.
Finally, the Scottish fans managed to witness some action in Glasgow after the rain gods didn’t intervene during the second game between Scotland and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka put up 322 runs on board. Avishka Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis registered half-centuries for the Islanders, helping them post a big total.
No changes are expected in the Indian World Cup squad, which means it might the end of the road for the likes of Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu temporarily. The warm-up matches will begin on 25th with the main tournament kick-starting on 30th. South Africa and England will be locking-horns to begin the proceedings with India playing its first match against South Africa on 5th June.
1. Hafeez having fun in Bristol
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) May 21, 2019
2. Afridi feels the Pakistani squad is now “complete”
Now the squad is complete! Wahab and Amir bring the experience and with Shadab joining it will further strengthen our bowling, specially after trying various options. Batting already in good form. Now there is no excuse. Wishing everyone the best of luck, make us proud boys 🇵🇰
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 21, 2019
3. Vinod Kambli teaches his son the significance of 2011 triumph
Christiano was not even a year old when #TeamIndia won the World Cup in 2011.
Today he stepped on to the Wankhede outfield & I hope this is just a start of his dreams. He also took a photo with the painting of the victory lap. Can't express how I feel at the moment! 😊
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) May 21, 2019
4. Some “vibes” from Mandeep Singh
Bas vibes don’t go with my outfit 🤙🏻 pic.twitter.com/55mydnAbX0
— Mandeep Singh (@mandeeps12) May 21, 2019
5. Brad Hogg relives one of the finest moments in World Cup history
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) May 21, 2019
6. Shadab’s “Dream come true” moment
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) May 21, 2019
7. Sarfaraz Ahmed posted an adorable picture of his son
Hello everyone Asslamo alikum My name is Abdullah Sarfaraz 🙂 ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/vJOcCJHfs8
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) May 21, 2019
8. Jonty’s son celebrates his second birthday
— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) May 21, 2019
9. Agarkar explores Jaipur’s fauna
— Ajit Agarkar (@imAagarkar) May 21, 2019
10. Jofra Archer after getting selected in the English squad
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) May 21, 2019
11. David Willey’s internet winning reaction after getting dropped
What can I say, I’m absolutely gutted. Still 100% behind the lads. On a positive…..still winning at life!! pic.twitter.com/h8AAoregxV
— David Willey (@david_willey) May 21, 2019
12. Shakib’s daughter knows how to pose!
13. Manjrekar getting ready for England
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14. Vaughan’s verdict on the English squad
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 21, 2019
15. Parnell celebrates his 3rd wedding anniversary
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Happy Anniversary, 3 years of marriage and having to deal with my sweaty socks, sweaty cricket clothing and all my moods, thanks for being my jack of all trades and mastering all of them. Here’s to many more. Love you!!! 🔥🥰#punchingabovemyweight
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