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DRS June 27: Rohit Sharma questions ICC & Shivam Dube receives birthday present before India vs England semifinal

DRS June 27: Rohit Sharma questions ICC & Shivam Dube receives birthday present before India vs England semifinal

Welcome to our special segment, DRS or the Daily Review System. In this, InsideSport will provide you with the top cricket stories from a day before that you might have missed in the hustle and bustle of your busy life.

June 26 stood as a rest day ahead of the much-anticipated semifinals of the T20 World Cup 2024. The first semis will see a resurgent Afghanistan unit take on South Africa in Trinidad. However, more eyes will undoubtedly be on the repeat of 2022 semifinal when an unbeaten Indian team go head-to-head against defending champions England. Regardless, Wednesday also saw some headline-making stories that caught everyone’s attention.

DRS, May 14: Gujarat Titans out of IPL 2024 English players leave, Matheesha Pathirana declared fit and no trouble in LSG paradise.

Rohit poses questions on ICC

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma addressed scheduling concerns at the T20 World Cup semi-final press conference. He downplayed any advantage in Guyana but questioned the ICC’s decision to have no reserve day for their pre-determined semi-final slot. With rain predicted, Rohit voiced worry about missing their flight if the match gets delayed, putting the onus on the ICC and WICB for solutions.

Shashank Singh opens on IND vs ZIM snub

Despite being the highest run scorer for Punjab Kings, Shashank Singh surprisingly wasn’t picked for the India vs Zimbabwe series. Unlike most hopefuls, Shashank claims he’s not disappointed. In an exclusive interview, he revealed a surprising outlook. Shashank says he’s stopped expecting selection and instead uses these snubs as a “reality check.” He acknowledges areas for improvement in bowling, fielding, and fitness, emphasizing the hard work needed to compete with the best.

DRS, May 14: Gujarat Titans out of IPL 2024 English players leave, Matheesha Pathirana declared fit and no trouble in LSG paradise.

Shivam Dube gets birthday present!

While unfortunate for Nitish Reddy, it was a birthday double bonanza for Shivam Dube! The all-rounder received a surprise call-up to the Indian squad for the Zimbabwe tour, replacing the injured Nitish Reddy. Dube, already with the team for the T20 World Cup, gets a golden opportunity to showcase his skills. This comes on his birthday (June 26), making it a memorable day for the player. While Reddy’s debut is on hold, India gains a versatile option in Dube.

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India vs Sri Lanka schedule now out!

Team India heads to Sri Lanka for a white-ball battle starting July 27th! The tour features 3 T20Is on July 27th, 28th & 30th, followed by 3 ODIs on August 2nd, 4th & 7th. All eyes are on Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli’s participation after a grueling IPL & World Cup. Will they lead the charge, or will youngsters get a chance to shine?

SKY No.1 ranked batter no more!

Travis Head dethroned Suryakumar Yadav as No.1 batter! Head’s explosive T20 World Cup form, including a 76 off 43 against India, saw him jump four spots to the top. SKY, who held the top spot since December 2023, is just two points behind and can reclaim it with a big knock against England in the semi-final. Head’s overall tournament stats (255 runs, strike rate 158) were impressive despite Australia’s exit. The battle for the No.1 crown continues!

DRS, May 14: Gujarat Titans out of IPL 2024 English players leave, Matheesha Pathirana declared fit and no trouble in LSG paradise.

Georgia stun Portugal!

It has been potentially a day of upsets. Slovakia and Romania played out a 1-1 draw while on the other hand, Ukraine held Belgium to a goal less draw. Turkey scored a late goal to clinch a 2-1 win over 10 man Czech Republic. But Georgia on the other hand, shocked Portugal with a 2-0 loss.

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