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July 8, Morning Brief: Today’s top news and headlines from the cricketing world

July 8, Morning Brief Today's top news and headlines from the cricketing world

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rinku Singh. (Source – BCCI)

1. Team India’s INR 125 crore prize money distribution revealed

As per reports, all the players and head coach Rahul Dravid received INR 5 crore each while the remaining amount is distributed between the backroom staff, selectors and reserve players. (READ MORE)

2. Twitter Reactions: Abhishek, Ruturaj, Rinku crush Zimbabwe in Harare

Abhishek Sharma’s century, Ruturaj Gaikwad’s 77 and Rinku Singh’s 48 runs helped Team India pick up a 100-run win over Zimbabwe in the second T20I. (READ MORE)

3. Watch: Harbhajan Singh engages in animated conversation with Kamran Akmal after ‘Sikh joke’ incident

Harbhajan Singh and Kamran Akmal were seen having an animated chat on the sidelines of the India Champions versus Pakistan Champions encounter after their heat during the T20 World Cup. (READ MORE)

4. Whenever I need runs, I ask for Shubman Gill’s bat: Abhishek Sharma

After the century against Zimbabwe, Abhishek Sharma revealed that he used Shubman Gill’s bat and added that whenever he needs runs, he asks for the latter’s bat. (READ MORE)

5. Coach Jason Gillespie assures readiness for Bangladesh series

Pakistan men’s red-ball head coach Jason Gillespie assured that he is focused and is ready to help the team make an impact in the two-match series against the Bangla Tigers. (READ MORE)

6. WCPL 2024: Jemimah Rodrigues, Shikha Pandey join Trinbago Knight Riders

Jemimah Rodrigues and Shikha Pandey will join Australians Meg Lanning and Jess Jonassen as the overseas players for the Knight Riders this season. (READ MORE)

7. Watch: Chamika Karunaratne almost pulls off a stunner against Kandy Falcons in LPL 2024

Chamika Karunaratne stuck his hand out and managed to grab the ball before falling on the turf. However, the replays showed that he brushed the skin of the ball onto the turf while finishing the dive. (READ MORE)

8. Uma Chetry illegally stumps Tazmin Brits, umpire rules ‘Not Out’ & ‘No Ball’

The umpire’s decision was well in-line with the MCC Laws of Cricket, Law 27.3 to be precise which deals with the ‘Position of a Wicketkeeper’, which saved Tanzim Brits in the second T20I against India. (READ MORE)

9. Ishan Kishan opens up on falling behind in pecking order across formats

Ishan Kishan, who has fallen out of favour as far as selection to the Indian Team is concerned, opened up on facing challenges and competition on the road to his comeback. (READ MORE)

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