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July 9, Morning Brief: Today's top news and headlines from the cricketing world

Jamie Smith and Gus Atkinson. (Source - Twitter/X)

1. Jamie Smith, Gus Atkinson earn debuts as England announce playing XI for first Test against West Indies

England will take on West Indies in the first Test at Lord’s on July 10. Ahead of the game, the Three Lions announced their playing XI as two players will make their Test debut for England against the Caribbean side. (READ MORE)

2. 'Chapter closed!!' - David Warner confirms retirement but keeps door open for Champions Trophy 2025 berth

In his Instagram post, he said that he would continue gracing the franchise leagues and also hoped to represent Australia once more if provided an opportunity in the upcoming Champions Trophy 2025. (READ MORE)

3. 'You're coming dead last in WTC, you are a below-average team' - Tim Paine slams England after Ben Stokes' Ashes 2023 remarks

Tim Paine lashed out at Ben Stokes and England after the star all-rounder spoke highly about his team's approach to Test cricket in the Ashes 2023 documentary. (READ MORE)

4. James Anderson is a once in a generation cricketer: Moeen Ali

Ali lauded Anderson and called him the greatest seam bowler of all time. The all-rounder also called himself lucky to be able to share the same dressing room as Anderson and being able to share his inputs. (READ MORE)

5. PCB chief Mohsin Naqvi summons Gary Kirsten to mull over Babar Azam's captaincy after Pakistan's dismal T20 World Cup 

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Mohsin Naqvi, has summoned white-ball head coach Gary Kirsten to discuss the future of the team after dismal showings at T20 World Cup 2024. (READ MORE)

6. 'Rome wasn't built in a day!' - Yuvraj Singh posts motivational throwback video of Abhishek Sharma, congratulates him on maiden ton for India

The two southpaws have maintained both personal and professional relations for over half a decade now. (READ MORE)

7. Jay Shah's ICC chairman candidacy remains undecided, election in November

The International Cricket Council is set to convene its Annual Conference in Colombo later this month, with the election for the chairman position omitted from the itinerary. (READ MORE)

8. Matthew Breetzke earns maiden Test call-up for West Indies series, Marco Jansen, Anrich Nortje misses

Matthew Breetzke, deemed Dean Elgar’s replacement in the South Africa Test side earned his maiden call-up for the series against West Indies. (READ MORE)

9. 'Big shoes to fill for the players coming in' - Brett Lee reacts to T20I retirements of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja [EXCLUSIVE]

India are set to go through a transition phase after Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Ravindra Jadeja announced their retirements from T20Is. (READ MORE)

10. Report reveals schedule for Champions Trophy 2025, India-Pakistan clash in Lahore

Latest reports have confirmed the schedule for the upcoming Champions Trophy 2025, which is set to be hosted by reigning champions Pakistan in February-March next year. (READ MORE)

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