Hello and welcome to the daily round-up of all the major stories happening in the cricketing world today.
First up is Ishant Sharma, who is likely to miss the Christchurch Test, followed by Glenn McGrath revealing why Brian Lara was a tougher batsman to bowl to than Sachin Tendulkar. Virat Kohli backs Prithvi Shaw despite the opener's unimpressive performance while Ravi Shastri is hopeful of the team learning from the Wellington defeat.
And lastly, a record attendance anticipated for the final of the Women's T20 World Cup 2020 with more than 50,000 tickets sold already.
Here is a look at all those stories in detail.
#1 Ishant Sharma likely to miss Christchurch Test
India pacer Ishant Sharma is all set to miss the second Test in Christchurch beginning tomorrow due to an ankle injury. According to reports, Sharma suffered pain in his right ankle on the eve of the second Test and didn't take part in the practice session.
The pain goes back to the ankle injury he suffered during his Ranji Trophy game recently for Delhi. In Sharma's absence, Umesh Yadav is set to be called in as a replacement in the playing XI. Sharma took a five-for in the first Test and looked like the only bowler who troubled the Kiwis. Yadav had an extended bowling session under the guidance of head coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun.