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Cricket Roundup: Viral Video, T20 World Cup Expansion, and More

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Salman Khan
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Cricket Roundup: Viral Video, T20 World Cup Expansion, and More

The cricket world is abuzz with a flurry of events, both on and off the field. A recent video featuring Pakistani cricketer Shaheen Afridi loading luggage went viral on social media, leading to the player issuing a clarification. Meanwhile, cricket's governing body has decided to expand the T20 World Cup to feature 20 teams for the first time in history.

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Unprecedented T20 World Cup Expansion

In a move to globalize the game, cricket's premier T20 tournament is set to include 20 teams. This decision signals an unprecedented expansion, reflecting the growing popularity of the T20 format worldwide.

Other Developments Around The Globe

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Elsewhere, David Warner's recent criticism has sparked a backlash against former Australian cricketer Mitchell Johnson. South African player Temba Bavuma won't be seen in the upcoming white-ball series against India due to an injury setback. In the ODI realm, Shai Hope's exceptional innings was instrumental in West Indies' win over England.

India's Winning Streak And Unique Captaincy Situation

India has been on a winning spree lately, clinching the T20I series against Australia in a thrilling encounter. The team's rich vein of form continued with Rinku Singh and the spinners playing vital roles in winning the T20I series. However, an intriguing situation has arisen as Team India faces three different captains for three formats in their upcoming series against South Africa.

Wrapping up the cricket roundup, Rahul Dravid's role as the coach of Team India has been reinforced. The 3rd T20I witnessed Glenn Maxwell and Ruturaj Gaikwad smashing records, adding to the thrilling spectacle of the sport.

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