Cricketing trends on social media today

Cricketing trends on social media today

Here is what the cricketing community was talking about in the last 24 hours.

Wayne Parnell
Wayne Parnell. (Photo Source: Instagram)

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

2. Afridi feels the Pakistani squad is now “complete”

3. Vinod Kambli teaches his son the significance of 2011 triumph

4. Some “vibes” from Mandeep Singh

5. Brad Hogg relives one of the finest moments in World Cup history

6. Shadab’s “Dream come true” moment

7. Sarfaraz Ahmed posted an adorable picture of his son

8. Jonty’s son celebrates his second birthday

9. Agarkar explores Jaipur’s fauna

10. Jofra Archer after getting selected in the English squad

11. David Willey’s internet winning reaction after getting dropped

12. Shakib’s daughter knows how to pose!

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13. Manjrekar getting ready for England 

14. Vaughan’s verdict on the English squad

15. Parnell celebrates his 3rd wedding anniversary