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What happened in the cricket world today – June 25

Here is the fast wrap-up of the important events from the cricketing world.

Aaron Finch, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara
Aaron Finch, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Here are the titbits of news that matter in the world of cricket today.

1. Australia absentees from upcoming tours very realistic to miss out on T20 WC: Aaron Finch

Australia’s limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch has stated in clear terms that those players who are ‘absent’ for Australia’s upcoming tours might not feature in the 2021 T20 World Cup. Finch added that players would be picked based on their current form.

2. Michael Vaughan, Mark Waugh and Shane Warne suggest changes in England’s Test side ahead of Ashes 2021

Former cricketers Mark Waugh, Shane Warne, and Michael Vaughan feel that the England batting lineup is vulnerable and some changes need to be made to the side.

3. India’s T20 captaincy should be given to Rohit Sharma: Monty Panesar

Monty Panesar feels that Rohit Sharma should take over as the skipper of the Indian side in the T20I format of the game. Panesar added that Sharma has done a good job as the skipper of the Mumbai Indians franchise.

4. To get rid of Virat Kohli as a captain at the moment would be an absolute crime against cricket: Graeme Swann

Former England cricketer Graeme Swann believes that if India sacks Virat Kohli as the captain of the side, it would be a big crime. Swann also added that Kohli is a superstar of the sport.

5. BCCI asks two Indian selectors to accompany the squad on Sri Lanka tour

Two Indian selectors, Abey Kuruvilla and Debasis Mohanty will accompany the Indian side for the tour of Sri Lanka in July.

6. Aakash Chopra rates Indian players’ performance in WTC Final, Cheteshwar Pujara gets lowest marks

Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra feels that Cheteshwar Pujara was the worst performer of the World Test Championship (WTC) Final for the Indian side against New Zealand. Chopra gave a rating of 2/10 for Pujara.

7. Dwaine Pretorius tests positive for COVID-19, Wiaan Mulder announced as replacement for WI T20I series

South African cricketer Dwayne Pretorius tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the Proteas’ series against the West Indies. Wiann Mulder will replace Pretorius in the side.

8. ‘You have got to pick specialist players’ – Sanjay Manjrekar believes Ravindra Jadeja’s inclusion in WTC final backfired Team India

Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has opined that the Indian team picked Ravindra Jadeja in the side for his batting prowess, and that did not work. Manjrekar even added that India picking two spinners in overcast conditions was a debatable decision.

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