Here are the top 7 news from the world of cricket today:

1. Shami wishes to dedicate England Test series win to India’s COVID-19 heroes

Ahead of the England tour, India pacer Mohammed Shami recently spoke about the upcoming challenges that the Indian team will face in English conditions. He said he will dedicate the win to all the frontline workers who have served “selflessly” in India’s battle against the second wave of novel coronavirus.

2. Ramiz Raja compares Virat Kohli-led India to Imran Khan-led Pakistan

Ramiz Raja has compared the aggressive attitude of the current Team India to the Imran Khan-led Pakistan in the past. Virat Kohli-led side will lock horns with New Zealand in the inaugural WTC final, to be played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton from June 18.

3. Ben Stokes gutted to miss start of England’s cricketing summer

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is recovering from a thumb injury that he suffered during the now-postponed IPL 2021. The southpaw stated that he is ‘gutted’ to miss the two-match Test series against New Zealand, starting tomorrow.

4. Playing in WTC Final would be a dream come true: Siraj

Mohammed Siraj has been a completely different bowler ever since he toured with Team India to Australia last year. Siraj is now focused on doing well in the upcoming ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand if given a chance.

5. Babar Azam excited to bat with THIS player in remainder of PSL 6

PSL 2021 is set to resume later this week. The tournament was postponed earlier in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to Cricket Pakistan, Babar Azam, who plays for Karachi Kings in PSL, has said that he is excited to bat with this explosive batsman.

6. Virat Kohli reacts after being trolled for ‘vegan’ controversy

Team India skipper Virat Kohli has issued a cheeky response after being trolled for his recent comments on Instagram. The 32-year-old took to Twitter to clear the air, coming up with a cheeky comment to put the controversy to rest.

7. MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma are great tacticians: Salman Butt

Former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt suggested that former India skipper MS Dhoni, as well as Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, are great examples of brilliant practitioners.

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