Pakistan in cruise control on Day 5…The bowlers, led by Shaheen Afridi (6-51) did not make the captain regret the decision to declare and gave their team a massive lead. The batsmen then added some quick runs, setting the Windies a target of 329 to win the series. 280 runs needed for Windies to win the series, 9 wickets for PAK to level it.
From Lord’s to Leeds as we arrive at D-day, minus 1 in the ENG vs IND series. England’s team will see at least 2 changes with additional injury issues. Meanwhile, India might be tempted to stick with the winning combo.
STOX IN FOCUS
Virat Kohli: After a period of decline, the Indian captain’s stock price saw a good rise (almost 5%) on Monday. Currently trading at 136.62 coins/stock.
Shardul Thakur: After missing the Lord’s Test due to an injury, Thakur is fit and raring to go for the 3rd Test. It will be interesting if Thakur retains his place or India stick with the winning combination from the 2nd Test (Previous close at 21.85 coins/stock).
Shaheen Afridi: A hot stock on the CricStox market! Afridi continued his wicket-taking spree on Day 4 vs WI, and the stock was on the rise on Monday. Currently trading at 38.75 coins/stock.
James Anderson: ENG’s Mr. Dependable with the ball will need to shoulder more responsibility at Leeds. Mark Wood was ruled out of the next match and Anderson will lead a rather inexperienced pace bowling attack. (Previous close at 74.50 coins/stock).
Ollie Robinson: The England bowler’s IPO is live for subscription at a listing price of 10 coins per stock. Don’t forget to subscribe to the IPO, ending on Wednesday at 11.59 pm.
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR TODAY
Batting Stars of ‘The Hundred’
Monday, August 23 (2 pm) – Tuesday, August 24 (11.59 pm)
West Indies vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 5: 8.30 pm IST
QUIZ CALENDAR THIS WEEK
The Hundred: Bowling Stats
Wednesday, August 25 (2 pm) – Thursday, August 26 (11.59 pm)
The Hundred: Team Stats
Friday, August 27 (2 pm) – Saturday, August 28 (11.59 pm)
CricStox: Bonus Quiz
Sunday, August 29 (2 pm – 11.59 pm)
IPO TO WATCH OUT FOR ON WEDNESDAY
Ollie Robinson: Listing price at 10 coins per stock (The subscription window ends tomorrow at 11.59 pm).
UPCOMING MATCHES THIS WEEK
England vs India, 3rd Test: Starts Wednesday, August 25
Ireland vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20: Friday, August 27
Ireland vs Zimbabwe, 2nd T20: Sunday, August 29
Time to rejig your portfolios. Let’s gear up ahead of the matches!
UNTIL THEN, KEEP TRADING!