The cricketing trends on social media today revolved around England storming into the final of the ongoing World Cup. They have now set up the finals date with New Zealand at the Home of Cricket at Lord’s on Sunday. England defeated Australia by eight wickets at Edgbaston, their happy hunting ground across all the formats, to seal their place for the title clash. Jason Roy played a blinder of a knock with the bat and the fraternity was stunned to witness it.
Roy slammed 85 runs before getting out in a bizarre manner and deserved a century as well. Chris Woakes returned with 3/20 in his eight overs and was the hero for his team in the crunch game. He fitting won the Man of the Match on the day as some of the former Indian cricketers wished both the finalists for the final. While England defeated New Zealand comfortably in the league stage, it will be a different ball game altogether on Sunday.
Meanwhile, AB de Villiers cleared all the air about him offering a comeback to South Africa team ahead of the World Cup squad announcement. He cleared that he had a casual chat with the skipper Faf du Plessis and just mention that he is available if required and never tried to force his way into the national side. The 35-year-old also cleared that he will continue playing some of the T20 leagues and looking forward to spent more time with his family.
1. Shami thanks his fans
A Big THANK YOU 🙏🏻🙌🏻 all Team Members & Support Staff and all the Fans who have stood by Indian Cricket 🏏, Team India 🇮🇳 & Me.
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) July 12, 2019
2. Naib congratulates Rashid
— Gulbadin Naib (@GbNaib) July 12, 2019
3. Bedi questions Wimbledon turfs
I’ve noticed Wimbledon turfs are seemingly n sympathies w/English Crkt pitches…slow & low..longer rallies are good to watch..but surely English grass must come into its own & live up to its lively character..on Sunday especially..!!!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) July 12, 2019
4. Gibbs changed his profile picture
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) July 12, 2019
4. Boycott congratulates England
— Geoffrey Boycott (@GeoffreyBoycott) July 12, 2019
5. De Villiers comes up with a clarification over the controversy
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) July 12, 2019
6. Bairstow excited for the final at Lord’s
7. Badrinath feels England has made a big statement ahead of the final
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) July 12, 2019
8. New Zealand fans set to take an off on Monday
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) July 12, 2019
9. Vaughan’s thoughts ahead of the final
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 12, 2019
10. May the best team win, says Ojha
#England, #NewZealand are in the finals and the only teams that beat us in the tournament. Whatever the outcome, we will have a new World Cup winner this time. May the best team win! #CWC19 #CWC19Final
— Pragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) July 12, 2019
11. Waugh and Moody share their thoughts
It’s been a huge rebuild…credit to Paine/Langer/Finch for picking this team off the canvas.
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) July 12, 2019
12. Bumble is sad
It is a great sadness that Jack Bond has passed away . Captain , mentor , friend and so much more to all of us at Lancashire County Cricket Club
— David 'Bumble' Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) July 12, 2019
13. Shikha Pandey is happy after reaching her hometown
Happiest when in my home state, Goa! What are your fondest memories of Goa? I love everything about this beautiful place, it's people, food, culture, the sea and the sand. .
.#cricketer #cricket #home #goa #sportsmen #sports #instagood #instadaily #sunandsand #beach #sportswomen pic.twitter.com/G6Ha9AsoKE
— Shikha Pandey (@shikhashauny) July 12, 2019
14. Amit Mishra wishes Munaf Patel
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) July 12, 2019
15. Taylor backs AB de Villiers
This response from AB totally sums him up as a person. Now the air has been cleared, enjoy your time with your family. You've earnt every right to play when and where you like. https://t.co/NxLYsWrHrI
— Brendan Taylor (@BrendanTaylor86) July 12, 2019
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