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South Africa vs Netherlands Live Score: Cricket World Cup 2023 Updates and Rain Concerns

South Africa vs Netherlands Live Score: Cricket World Cup 2023 Updates and Rain Concerns

In a thrilling clash at Dharamshala’s HPCA stadium, Temba Bavuma’s South African team is set to replicate their past two victories against the Netherlands. South Africa seeks a decisive win against their Dutch rivals, aiming to claim the top spot on the ICC World Cup points table.

This edition of the World Cup sees South Africa striving to match India and New Zealand with three wins each, while also securing their place atop the World Cup rankings thanks to their impressive net run rate.

South Africa’s journey has been marked by commanding performances, including a 102-run victory over Sri Lanka at the Arun Jaitley Stadium and a resounding 134-run defeat handed to the five-time champions, Australia, at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. The Proteas have excelled in both batting and bowling, consistently scoring over 300 runs and limiting formidable opponents like Australia to 177 runs.

In contrast, the Netherlands displayed promise in their initial match against Pakistan but faltered, eventually losing by 81 runs.

Squads

Netherlands

  • Scott Edwards (c)
  • Max O’Dowd
  • Bas de Leede
  • Vikram Singh
  • Teja Nidamanuru
  • Paul van Meekeren
  • Colin Ackermann
  • Roelof van der Merwe
  • Logan van Beek
  • Aryan Dutt
  • Ryan Klein
  • Wesley Barresi
  • Saqib Zulfiqar
  • Shariz Ahmad
  • Sybrand Engelbrecht

South Africa

  • Temba Bavuma (c)
  • Gerald Coetzee
  • Quinton de Kock
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Marco Jansen
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • Keshav Maharaj
  • Aiden Markram
  • David Miller
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Tabraiz Shamsi
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Lizaad Williams

This match promises an exciting battle for supremacy in the 2023 ICC World Cup between South Africa and the Netherlands.

Reference

https://www.livemint.com/sports/cricket-news/south-africa-vs-netherlands-live-score-updates-icc-cricket-world-cup-2023-17-october-sa-vs-ned-bavuma-edward-dharamshala-11697513852744.html

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Cricket Included in 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.

Cricket Included in 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.

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The Indian Premier League, featuring cricket’s global stars, has helped India become the unquestioned economic driving force of Cricket, which will feature at the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles © Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP

The International Olympic Committee’s session in Mumbai on Monday approved adding Twenty20 cricket, alongside baseball/softball, flag football, squash, and lacrosse to the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. The proposal from LA organizers was accepted by the IOC’s executive board last week, with final approval coming at the Mumbai session. Cricket’s inclusion in the Olympics is a strategic move to tap into the lucrative South Asian market, particularly India and Pakistan. With the sport’s popularity and global appeal, it’s seen as a significant boost for cricket and the Olympics. Cricket last appeared in the Olympics in 1900, when a British team defeated one from France. The format for the 2028 event will feature six teams each in men’s and women’s Twenty20 cricket, the shortest form of the game. The United States, as the host nation, is expected to participate, but specific details about the number of teams and qualification are yet to be decided. The inclusion of cricket in the Olympics is viewed as a financial win-win, capitalizing on the sport’s popularity and economic potential, particularly in regions like South Asia and the United States. The recent launch of Major League Cricket in the U.S. and the country’s co-hosting of the men’s T20 World Cup next year emphasize the growing global interest in the sport. International Cricket Council chairman Greg Barclay highlighted the significance of cricket’s inclusion in the LA 2028 program, considering it a massive boost for the sport on the world’s biggest sporting stage, the Olympics.

‘2.5 billion rabid fans’

Casey Wasserman, chairman of Los Angeles 2028, explains the drive for cricket’s inclusion, citing its global popularity and growth in the U.S. He sees the chance to bring a sport with 2.5 billion fans to the renowned sports city as a potent combination. IOC president Thomas Bach notes that the new sports showcase iconic American sports globally while introducing international sports to the United States. The addition of flag football, a limited-contact form of American football, is seen as a historic move, uniting the Games with America’s top sport in a youthful, accessible format. The inclusion of squash, after multiple attempts, is celebrated as it aligns with the dynamic and demanding nature of the Olympics. However, boxing’s status for the 2028 Games is uncertain as the IOC has put it “on hold” due to a dispute over the governance of the sport with the International Boxing Association (IBA).

Reference:

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20231016-cricket-to-feature-at-2028-los-angeles-olympics

https://www.barrons.com/news/cricket-to-feature-at-2028-los-angeles-olympics-612a7546

Back-to-back upsets: PSL Franchise Sparks Twitter Feud with Remark on IND vs PAK Match.

Back-to-back upsets: PSL Franchise Sparks Twitter Feud with Remark on IND vs PAK Match.

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In the wake of India’s recent triumph over Pakistan, Islamabad United, a prominent Pakistan Super League (PSL) team, dubbed it an ‘upset.’ This proclamation followed India’s eighth consecutive victory over Pakistan in the ODI World Cup, infusing intrigue into the narrative of surprises.

The plot thickened at the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup when Afghanistan orchestrated a significant upset by defeating defending champions England at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. This marked Afghanistan’s second-ever World Cup win and their maiden victory against a Test-playing nation.

Responding swiftly on social media, Islamabad United posted, ‘Two surprises in two days! CWC 23 is already rife with unexpected twists.’
Indian fans vehemently countered Islamabad United’s ‘upset’ description, highlighting India’s flawless record of eight victories over Pakistan in the 48-year history of ODI World Cups. The post went viral as Indian fans passionately defended their team’s unbeaten streak.

Reference: https://crictoday.com/cricket/news/two-upsets-in-two-days-psl-franchises-remark-on-ind-vs-pak-match-sparks-a-twitter-war/

AUS vs SL World Cup 2023 Live Score: SL Wins Toss, Chooses to Bat; Nissanka & Perera Open

AUS vs SL World Cup 2023 Live Score: SL Wins Toss, Chooses to Bat; Nissanka & Perera Open

In a battle of redemption, Australia and Sri Lanka face off in the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup. Both teams have suffered early defeats, with Australia falling to India and South Africa, while Sri Lanka lost to South Africa and Pakistan in their first two matches.

The match is set to take place at the Ekana International Stadium in Lucknow, and our reporters, Sandip G and Pratyush Raj from The Indian Express, will be providing live coverage from the venue.

Notably, the ongoing World Cup has already seen some upsets, with Afghanistan beating the defending champions by 69 runs at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, thanks to Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s outstanding three-wicket haul.

As the action unfolds, stay tuned for live updates in this high-stakes encounter between Australia and Sri Lanka.

ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 – Match 14

  • Australia vs Sri Lanka
  • 38/0 (6.2)
  • Bowling: Josh Hazlewood 0/16 (3), Pat Cummins 0/4 (0.2)
  • Batting: Pathum Nissanka 18 (20), Kusal Perera 18 (18)
  • Play In Progress (Day – Match 14)
  • Sri Lanka elected to bat

Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Starc’s Sportsmanship

Mitchell Starc showed sportsmanship by refusing to mankad Kusal Mendis, although it was the second such instance in the match. Starc had previously warned Perera at the non-striker’s end for leaving early. However, upon reviewing the footage, it was clear that Perera hadn’t erred. The score after 5 overs: SL 26/0.

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Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Kushal’s Classic

Kusal Perera showcased his class with two classic shots reminiscent of the great Sanath Jayasuriya. His ability to adapt to the bowler’s length and play on either side of the wicket was on full display. The score after 4 overs: SL 21/0.

Meanwhile, attention is on Dharamsala for the upcoming game, with concerns about the outfield due to heavy showers and the first snowfall of the season in the nearby Dhauladhar mountains. South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma mentioned the outfield’s challenging conditions and the need for players to adjust their diving techniques accordingly.

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Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Mankading Debate

Mitchell Starc raised eyebrows by pulling out of his bowling action due to Kusal Perera’s backing up at the non-striker’s end. Starc is a known critic of ‘Mankading’ and had previously made headlines for his comments about it. The incident adds intrigue to the match.

Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Eventful First Over

The match got off to an exciting start as Australia lost a review on the first ball. Nissanka struck two boundaries off Starc’s first over, indicating an aggressive approach by the Sri Lankan openers.

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Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Let the Action Begin!

After the national anthems, the action is about to commence with Nissanka and Kusal Perera at the crease, with Nissanka on strike. Mitchell Starc will lead Australia’s bowling attack.

Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score: AUS Playing XI

Australia’s playing XI includes Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wicket-keeper), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (captain), Adam Zampa, and Josh Hazlewood.

Stay tuned for live updates as the match unfolds, promising an exciting contest between these two cricketing giants.

Reference

https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/australia-vs-sri-lanka-live-score-world-cup-2023-14th-match-aus-vs-sl-scorecard-latest-updates-lucknow-8984672/

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2023-24-1367856/australia-vs-sri-lanka-14th-match-1384405/match-preview

2023 World Cup: Australia vs Sri Lanka at Lucknow's Ekana Cricket Stadium - Weather and Pitch Update.

2023 World Cup: Australia vs Sri Lanka at Lucknow’s Ekana Cricket Stadium – Weather and Pitch Update.

Australia and Sri Lanka enter the match with both teams experiencing dual losses at the beginning of their World Cup journeys.

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Australia’s World Cup campaign has had a rocky start, losing both of their initial matches. They were first outclassed by India and then suffered a 134-run defeat to South Africa in the 2023 World Cup.

Reference:

https://www.firstpost.com/firstcricket/sports-news/australia-vs-sri-lanka-world-cup-2023-ekana-cricket-stadium-lucknow-weather-pitch-report-13249172.html

Travis Head, Recovering From Injury, shares Crucial World Cup 2023 Status, Hints at Expected Comeback date.

Travis Head, Recovering From Injury, shares Crucial World Cup 2023 Status, Hints at Expected Comeback date.

Australia’s opener Travis Head, sidelined due to injury in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, will extend his recovery time. The left-hand fracture occurred in South Africa last month.

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During the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, Australia faced initial setbacks with Travis Head, a key left-handed opener. He was sidelined due to a left-hand fracture sustained during the South Africa ODI series last month. Nevertheless, Head’s recovery is progressing positively, and he is set to join the team in India next week.

Cricket.com.au reports that Head is targeting a return for Australia’s World Cup 2023 match against the Netherlands in Delhi on October 25. Although he was advised a six-week recovery process without surgery, the timeline is tight. Head emphasized the need for everything to go perfectly for him to meet the October 25 deadline.

He expressed optimism about his progress since the splint was removed, allowing him to play some shots. Head’s focus is on becoming match-fit soon.

In Head’s absence, Mitchell Marsh has taken on the opening batting role for Australia but has yet to find his stride in the World Cup as the team seeks its first victory.

Reference: https://www.indiatvnews.com/sports/cricket/australian-opener-travis-head-gives-big-update-on-his-availability-for-world-cup-2023-reveals-likely-date-of-return-2023-10-15-897927

Reference: https://www.cricket.com.au/news/3738240/travis-head-injury-comeback-australia-odi-world-cup-fractured-hand-update

Khawaja to sit Out Bulls' Shield Match, test debut Delayed.

Khawaja to sit Out Bulls’ Shield Match, test debut Delayed.

Queensland captain rested from Sheffield Shield game vs. Victoria for workload management.

Usman Khawaja has been rested for Queensland’s upcoming Marsh Sheffield Shield fixture, reflecting Cricket Australia’s expanded workload management approach, which now includes batters ahead of the international summer.

Although in peak physical condition, Khawaja will be watching Queensland’s clash with Victoria in Mackay from his home in Brisbane this Saturday. Queensland has four more Shield games before the first Test against Pakistan, commencing on December 14 in Perth.

Currently, Australia is actively participating in the 50-over World Cup in India, and following this, they are scheduled to compete in a five-game T20 series against the host nation. After that, they will return home for a five-Test summer. In February and March, they will also play two Tests in New Zealand, along with three T20 internationals preceding the red-ball series.

Australian squad members will undergo individual load management assessments throughout the domestic season.

Managing the workload of bowlers has become a standard practice, given the heavy cricket schedules in both domestic and international arenas. However, Australian captain Pat Cummins has expressed a desire for their quicks to play every World Cup game if they are fit, thus dismissing the idea of rotation in India.

Fringe Test fast bowler Scott Boland was rested for Victoria’s Marsh One-Day Cup match against Western Australia last Saturday, having bowled 36 overs in the preceding Shield game. It’s unlikely that he will feature in every red-ball fixture leading up to the Test summer.

Although 36-year-old Khawaja has a less hectic schedule compared to some of his Test teammates who frequently participate in the world T20 circuit, he will be representing the Brisbane Heat in the KFC BBL. His omission from Queensland’s second Shield fixture of the summer is the result of mutual agreement between Khawaja and CA, acknowledging the increasingly crowded calendar for modern-day cricketers.

Wade Seccombe, Queensland’s coach, expressed understanding of the decision, noting, “Ideally you want your captain and best player to be there for every game, but we all know that, barring injury, he will be one of the first bats picked for the Pakistan series, so we understand the rationale behind the decision-making process.”

In Khawaja’s absence, in-form Bulls wicketkeeper Jimmy Peirson will lead the team. Additionally, Ben McDermott is set to play his first Shield game for his home state since his debut in 2014 following his off-season transfer from Tasmania.

Queensland squad against Victoria: Jimmy Peirson (c), Joe Burns, Jack Clayton, Liam Guthrie, Matthew Kuhnemann, Ben McDermott, Michael Neser, Matthew Renshaw, Gurinder Sandhu, Mark Steketee, Bryce Street, Mitchell Swepson, Jack Wildermuth.

Reference:https://www.cricket.com.au/news/3736115/usman-khawaja-rested-worldload-management-test-summer-queensland-victoria-mackay-scott-boland

Reference:https://overtimenews.biz.id/test-opener-khawaja-rested-for-bulls-shield-clash/

Disorderly Kick-off to Cricket World Cup Deals Another blow to ODI Format.

Disorderly Kick-off to Cricket World Cup Deals Another blow to ODI Format.

In India, a poorly attended event, scheduling woes, and questionable outfield mar the Cricket World Cup, adding to ODI’s woes.

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The rising popularity of Twenty-20 cricket is threatening the future of one-day internationals (ODIs), and the ongoing Cricket World Cup hasn’t helped. Empty seats have been a recurring issue since the tournament’s start, even in high-profile matches like India vs. Australia in Chennai. The late schedule announcement and subsequent revisions disrupted ticket sales and travel plans for fans. Concerns also surround the condition of some playing surfaces, like the infested outfield in Dharamsala. These issues raise questions about the viability of ODIs and the execution of the World Cup in a cricket-crazy country.

Reference:https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20231011-chaotic-start-to-cricket-world-cup-a-fresh-blow-for-odis

Reference:https://www.rfi.fr/en/sports/20231011-chaotic-start-to-cricket-world-cup-a-fresh-blow-for-odis

Rizwan's Hilarious Response to 'Cramp' Question Amuses Simon Doull After PAK vs SL Game

Rizwan’s Hilarious Response to ‘Cramp’ Question Amuses Simon Doull After PAK vs SL Game

In a thrilling World Cup encounter at Hyderabad, Pakistan secured their second consecutive victory, showcasing exceptional batting skills as they successfully chased down a formidable target of 345 against Sri Lanka. Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique, Pakistan’s batters, delivered stunning centuries, leading their team to a remarkable six-wicket win. Sri Lanka had appeared dominant after Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama notched up centuries, setting a challenging target of 345.

However, Pakistan’s response was remarkable. Mohammad Rizwan’s unbeaten 131 and Abdullah Shafique’s 113 helped them achieve the highest successful run-chase in World Cup history, surpassing Ireland’s previous record of 329 against England in 2011.

A defining moment in the match occurred in the 37th over when Rizwan, on the third ball, hit a six and then fell to the ground in pain. Commentator Simon Doull, present during the moment, couldn’t help but laugh as Rizwan’s fall appeared quite animated. He even joked that Rizwan should consider a career in movies. After the game, Doull asked Rizwan about his cramps, and the wicketkeeper-batter humorously responded, “sometimes it’s cramps, sometimes it’s acting.”

Despite a shaky start with Pakistan at 37 for 2 in just 7.2 overs, thanks to Dilshan Madushanka’s excellent bowling, the young Abdullah Shafique, in only his fifth ODI appearance, displayed remarkable maturity. Alongside Mohammad Rizwan, the duo helped Pakistan recover, bringing up the team’s century in the 19th over. Shafique, who replaced Fakhar Zaman in the lineup, notched his fifty off 58 balls, and their partnership reached 138 for 2 at the halfway mark.

In the 32nd over, Shafique reached his maiden ODI century, while Rizwan continued to pile on the runs, hitting two sixes in consecutive balls in the 34th over. A diving catch eventually ended Shafique’s brilliant innings, but Sri Lanka’s hopes of a comeback were dashed. Despite some late catches and wickets, Rizwan and Saud Shakeel continued to bring Pakistan closer to victory. In the end, Iftikhar Ahmed smashed three fours, sealing the win for Pakistan.

Reference:

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/numerous-records-smashed-as-pakistan-mow-down-345-to-create-world-cup-history-go-8-0-up-against-sri-lanka-101696961386923.html

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Sunil Gavaskar Criticizes Rohit Sharma's Sluggish Footwork for World Cup Disappointment

Sunil Gavaskar Criticizes Rohit Sharma’s Sluggish Footwork for World Cup Disappointment

Sunil Gavaskar has analyzed Rohit Sharma’s underwhelming performance in the ICC World Cup against Australia, attributing it to slow footwork. In the crucial clash, three of India’s top four batters, including Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and Shreyas Iyer, failed to score a single run, marking a historic occurrence in ODI history.

Despite Rohit Sharma’s impressive showing in the final ODI against Australia before the World Cup, where he scored 81 off 57 balls, he faced an early setback in the low-scoring encounter against Josh Hazlewood.

Gavaskar expressed concern about Rohit Sharma’s performance in the World Cup and pointed out that his slow footwork leaves him vulnerable to incoming deliveries. He mentioned Rohit’s remarkable track record, including five hundreds and a couple of half-centuries in the previous tournament, and urged him to recapture his 2019 form for India to secure a strong start to their campaign.

Rohit Sharma is determined to improve his performance in India’s upcoming match against Afghanistan at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. Gavaskar highlighted the unpredictability of the tournament, stating that no team can be considered a favorite after their first match. He emphasized the excitement and potential thrill of the competition.

Reference:

https://www.sportskeeda.com/cricket/news-the-footwork-palpably-slow-start-with-sunil-gavaskar-rohit-sharma-s-dismissal-australia-clash-2023-world-cup

https://sportzwiki.com/cricket/the-footwork-is-palpably-slow-to-start-with-and-that-makes-him-vulnerable-sunil-gavaskar-shares-his-verdict-on-rohit-sharmas-dismissal/

World Cup Showdown: Virat Kohli vs. Naveen-ul-Haq Duel Takes Center Stage in India vs. Afghanistan Clash

World Cup Showdown: Virat Kohli vs. Naveen-ul-Haq Duel Takes Center Stage in India vs. Afghanistan Clash

The remarkable journey of Afghanistan’s cricket in the past seven years has been an inspiring tale in world cricket. Despite progressing from qualifiers to secure an automatic World Cup entry, they are still on a path to be a significant threat to top teams. However, their self-confidence is evident.

As Afghanistan faces hosts India at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, much attention centers on the duel between Naveen-ul-Haq and Virat Kohli. This rivalry stems from an IPL match between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore this year.

Indian cricket has played a pivotal role in the development of Afghan cricket. Afghan players found homes in Noida, Dehradun, and Lucknow during politically challenging times in their homeland. They have grown up idolizing Indian cricketers, some of whom are their contemporaries.

“India is like our home. We have played and trained here, and the people of India give a lot of love to Afghanistan people. The aggression you see on the field comes naturally to every player. It’s not about India and Afghanistan. Many of our players have idols from India like Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid,” said Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi during a pre-match press conference.

Former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja has been mentoring the Afghanistan team for the World Cup. He highlighted the impressive IPL deals that many Afghan players have secured, emphasizing their quality.

“They are a new team, which is why they sometimes struggle to close out games against bigger teams. Nevertheless, even at the U-19 level, they give bigger teams a run for their money,” Jadeja noted.

The IPL has played a significant role in the development of Afghan cricketers, boosting their confidence and motivation. Left-arm pacer Fareed Ahmad, serving as a reserve player, expressed his aspiration to earn an IPL contract with an impressive performance.

For Afghan cricket, the match against favorites India is an important moment. A strong showing against India will elevate their stature, providing motivation to perform at their best.

Reference:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/icc-world-cup/news/world-cup-india-vs-afghanistan-virat-kohli-naveen-ul-haq-duel-set-to-corner-spotlight/articleshow/104329614.cms?from=mdr

Surprising Update on Star Player Delivers a Heavy Blow to Team India

Surprising Update on Star Player Delivers a Heavy Blow to Team India

India had an impressive start to the 2023 Cricket World Cup by defeating Australia in their opening match, but the absence of Shubman Gill has raised concerns for captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid.

Reports suggest that Shubman Gill had been battling dengue fever for a few days, with the BCCI medical team closely monitoring his condition. As his platelet count dropped to around 70,000, he was transferred to a Chennai hospital but later recovered and was discharged.

An official from the Indian Cricket Board explained, “Once the count is below 100,000, you are admitted to a medical facility as a precautionary measure. Once the count again goes above 100,000, he would be discharged.”

Shubman Gill had to receive treatment at Chennai’s ‘Kauvery’ hospital, one of India’s finest medical facilities, and Team India’s doctor, Rizwan, stayed with him to ensure his speedy recovery.

Due to his illness, Shubman Gill was ruled out of India’s match against Afghanistan. The BCCI stated, “He will stay back in Chennai and will be under the supervision of the medical team.”

Rohit Sharma clarified that Gill was unwell but not injured and expressed hope for his recovery.

In Shubman Gill’s absence, Ishan Kishan partnered with Rohit Sharma in India’s first match against Australia. While the openers failed to make an impact, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul’s impressive partnership secured India’s victory.

Gill’s absence highlighted the importance of his contribution to India’s top order, as he had been in outstanding form, scoring the most runs in ODIs in 2023. His 2023 statistics included 1,230 runs in 20 games, with an average of 72.35 and a strike rate of 105.03. Gill had also smashed six centuries, the most by any player in the 50-over format that year.

While it’s uncertain if Gill will miss the match against Pakistan, his absence would be a setback for India. His explosive innings against Pakistan in the Asia Cup had set the tone for India’s significant victory. Many cricket experts had predicted Gill to be the leading run-scorer in the World Cup due to his exceptional form.

Former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan stated, “He’s been scoring hundreds, double hundreds, across formats. Very consistent. I’ve actually mentioned that, he’s going to be the leading scorer for this tournament.”

South African legend AB de Villiers also praised Gill’s technique and predicted he would be the top run-scorer in the World Cup.

Reference:

https://clutchpoints.com/shock-update-on-star-player-deals-big-blow-to-team-india

Cricket World Cup: Mohammad Rizwan, the Anchor, Thrives Under Pressure in Pakistan's Crucial Chase

Cricket World Cup: Mohammad Rizwan, the Anchor, Thrives Under Pressure in Pakistan’s Crucial Chase


In front of a fervent crowd of over 25,000 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Pakistan faced a formidable task after Sri Lanka posted 344 to chase. The responsibility fell on Abdullah Shafique, stepping up in place of the out-of-form Fakhar Zaman, as Pakistan lost both Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq early.

However, Mohammad Rizwan, the constant guiding force, anchored the innings. He came to the crease in the 8th over, initially experiencing a near miss off his fifth delivery, and settled in. As Shafique opened up on the other end, Rizwan played a pivotal role by providing stability and rotating the strike effectively. He displayed a fabulous knock, finishing unbeaten on 131, comprising 57 singles, 10 doubles, eight fours, and three sixes.

Shafique’s dismissal in the 34th over, caught brilliantly by substitute fielder Dushan Hemantha, marked a turning point in the match. At that juncture, Pakistan needed 132 runs for victory, with the required run rate hovering around 8 runs per over. Rizwan then took charge, delivering clutch shots, including a stunning cover drive and a six off Dhanajaya de Silva. Despite briefly hobbling with a hamstring issue, Rizwan fought through the pain and reached his century in just 40 balls, marking his third ODI hundred.

With Saud Shakeel’s valuable support, the duo added 95 runs off 68 balls, effectively sealing the game for Pakistan. Iftikar Ahmed contributed the finishing touches as Pakistan achieved their second-highest successful ODI chase, securing a memorable victory. Rizwan’s stellar performance solidified his reputation as a dependable anchor in high-pressure situations.

Reference:

https://www.reuters.com/sports/cricket/rizwan-shafique-soar-pakistan-sink-sri-lanka-with-record-world-cup-chase-2023-10-10/

https://au.sports.yahoo.com/mohammad-rizwan-leaves-cricket-fans-awe-pakistan-make-history-world-cup-215005097.html

Choosing The Best Cricket World Cup Betting Platform: Making the Right Decision

Choosing The Best Cricket World Cup Betting Platform: Making the Right Decision

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As the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup kicks off, global fans flock online for the matches. Beyond mere spectators, many seek added excitement through various betting platforms. Navigating the sea of choices can be overwhelming, but this guide explores the process of researching platforms, including using sites like Yahoo.com, to help new players find a trusted and appealing option for their betting preferences.

Making an Informed Decision

Cricket enthusiasts considering venturing into sports betting should prioritize thorough research. Online betting platforms vary widely, catering to diverse preferences. Evaluating features and offers helps bettors navigate the multitude of options.

To find a reliable platform aligned with individual preferences, exploring comparison websites proves effective. These sites offer side-by-side assessments of reputable platforms, covering features, welcome bonuses, and payment options. When identifying a cricket betting site with favorable odds, scrutinize its commitment to user data security. Platforms lacking transparent privacy policies and regulatory information should raise concerns. Checking user reviews provides valuable insights into a platform’s reputation during the research process.

Key Considerations for Bettors

The abundance of online sports betting platforms benefits bettors by fostering competition. This rivalry leads to more favorable odds and enticing bonuses for newcomers. Inexperienced enthusiasts entering the world of online betting can easily discover platforms that prioritize user-friendly interfaces, modern mobile compatibility, and rewarding loyalty programs.

Modern bettors have the freedom to select platforms with excellent customer support, diverse secure payment options, and engaging incentives, ensuring a fun and interactive betting experience. Taking the time to explore platforms with features aligning with personal preferences sets new players up for lasting success.

By carefully considering their preferred features and betting style, individuals can identify platforms that cater to their needs. Bettors well-versed in what to prioritize can make informed decisions, enhancing their overall enjoyment of the betting experience.

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Reference:

https://www.cricketworld.com/selecting-the-right-platform-for-cricket-world-cup-betting-how-to-make-the-right-choice/90310.htm

ICC Rates Dharamsala Outfield as Average in World Cup 2023 After AFG vs BAN Match

ICC Rates Dharamsala Outfield as Average in World Cup 2023 After AFG vs BAN Match

The outfield at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) in Dharamsala, where the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan World Cup match took place, has received an “average” rating from the ICC. This assessment came after Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s knee jammed when he dived during the match, causing some soil to kick up. Questions were raised about the suitability of the venue’s outfield for hosting a World Cup game. However, the ICC has confirmed that it is comfortable with the current conditions.

The England vs. Bangladesh game scheduled for October 10 will proceed as planned, with the ICC’s independent pitch consultant, Andy Atkinson, also expressing satisfaction with the conditions. An ICC spokesperson stated, “The process for assessing the condition of the pitch and outfield lies with the match officials under the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process, and the outfield at Dharamsala was rated as average after the Afghanistan vs. Bangladesh match. Additionally, the ICC independent pitch consultant has taken a look at the outfield today, and is comfortable with the conditions, as is Javagal Srinath, the Match Referee for the next game.”

Furthermore, the ground staff was observed working on the area of the ground where soil had kicked up following Mujeeb’s dive. Venue head curator Sunil Chauhan also closely inspected the surface. Afghanistan head coach Jonathan Trott expressed concerns about the Dharamsala outfield, stating that players were hesitant to dive after Mujeeb’s incident. Trott mentioned, “If you’ve got players unsure of whether they can dive… It’s something for them [organizers] to look at. I’m definitely not putting any blame on that, but that’s something to keep an eye on for the future,” during a press conference after the match.

Reference:

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/icc-cricket-world-cup-2023-ban-vs-eng-dharamsala-outfield-rated-as-average-1401822

https://www.wionews.com/sports/cwc-icc-rates-dharamsala-outfield-average-following-afg-ban-game-englands-game-to-go-ahead-per-schedule-644176

Southee and Ferguson to Return for New Zealand vs Netherlands

Southee and Ferguson to Return for New Zealand vs Netherlands

Kane Williamson’s recovery is ongoing as New Zealand prepares to take on the Netherlands in the sixth match of the 2023 World Cup at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on October 9.

New Zealand faced challenges with key players, particularly bowlers, during their opening match against England. Despite these fitness issues, they managed to shine, with Glenn Phillips and Mitchell Santner stepping up and Matt Henry leading the bowling attack. In the match against England, New Zealand’s bowlers played a pivotal role in their nine-wicket victory, with Henry taking three wickets and Phillips and Santner collectively claiming four wickets.

Tom Latham’s side exhibited bold selection decisions, allowing them to allocate 20 overs to their part-time bowlers, including Rachin Ravindra, who bowled his full quota of 10 overs.

The explosive 23-year-old opener, reminiscent of Sanath Jayasuriya, achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the youngest to score a century on his World Cup debut. Devon Conway also made a significant contribution with a 121-ball 152.

The positive news for New Zealand is that fast bowlers Lockie Ferguson and Tim Southee are set to make their return in the second game against the Netherlands, having recovered from their injuries.

The Netherlands, the only associate nation in the tournament, provided a scare to Pakistan in their opening match but struggled with the bat, resulting in a loss. As they participate in their fifth World Cup, having debuted in 1996, Scott Edwards’ team will need to bolster their batting depth to pose a challenge against New Zealand.

Reference:

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/icc-world-cup-2023-ferguson-southee-fit-williamson-to-remain-on-the-sidelines-for-netherlands-clash-1401711

https://www.tbsnews.net/sports/williamson-miss-netherlands-match-southee-and-ferguson-regain-fitness-714470

Siraj's Nervous Moment as Kohli Survives on 12 in IND vs AUS 2023 World Cup

Siraj’s Nervous Moment as Kohli Survives on 12 in IND vs AUS 2023 World Cup

In the 2023 World Cup match between India and Australia at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium on October 8, Virat Kohli received a reprieve early in his innings. The right-handed batsman was dropped by Mitchell Marsh off Josh Hazlewood when he was on 12 runs. This incident occurred in the eighth over of India’s run chase. Hazlewood delivered a short-length ball that Kohli top-edged, and the ball landed between him and Marsh, who was running in from mid-wicket. Marsh hesitated, and the wicketkeeper Alex Carey also made an attempt to catch the ball but couldn’t hold on.

In a video shared by the International Cricket Council (ICC), Mohammed Siraj, known for his camaraderie with Kohli, appeared visibly nervous as Kohli survived the potential catch-out. The ICC captioned the Instagram post, highlighting the partnership between Kohli and KL Rahul, which helped India recover from their early setbacks.

The early blows came as India’s captain Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and Shreyas Iyer were dismissed without scoring. Mitchell Starc provided the initial breakthrough for Australia by dismissing Kishan caught in the slips. Hazlewood then took two wickets in the same over, getting Rohit out lbw and Iyer caught by David Warner at cover. With these early setbacks, India found themselves at 2/3 after just two overs.

At the time of writing, India had reached 100/3 after 25.3 overs, with Kohli (50 off 75) and Rahul (47 off 68) at the crease.

Australia, batting first, were bowled out for 199 in 49.3 overs. Steve Smith and David Warner contributed scores of 46 (71) and 41 (52), respectively, while Mitchell Starc and Marnus Labuschagne scored 28 (35) and 27 (41), respectively. Ravindra Jadeja was the standout performer with the ball for India, taking 3/28, while Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah claimed two wickets each. Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, and Hardik Pandya also took one wicket each.

Reference:

https://www.sportskeeda.com/cricket/news-watch-mohammed-siraj-s-nervous-reaction-virat-kohli-survives-12-ind-vs-aus-2023-world-cup-match

Ben Stokes Remains Injured, Expected to Sit Out England's 2nd World Cup Match in 2023

Ben Stokes Remains Injured, Expected to Sit Out England’s 2nd World Cup Match in 2023

Star England all-rounder Ben Stokes is expected to continue his absence from the defending champions’ upcoming 2023 World Cup match against Bangladesh on Tuesday (October 10). The 32-year-old is currently sidelined due to a hip injury, which caused him to miss the tournament opener against New Zealand. As reported by BBC Sport, Stokes participated in a light net session and some gentle running during training in Dharamshala. However, he experienced discomfort during these activities.

With criticism directed at the Dharamshala pitch by Afghanistan coach Jonathan Trott following their game against Bangladesh, the condition of the pitch could be a significant factor in Bangladesh’s game plan.England suffered a substantial nine-wicket defeat to New Zealand in their previous match, as Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra played exceptional centuries, chasing down a target of 283 in just 36.2 overs. Joe Root was the sole England batsman to reach a half-century, leading the team’s scoring with 77 runs.

England Felt the Absence of Ben Stokes in Achieving an Above-Par Performance” – Nasser Hussain

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The absence of Ben Stokes was keenly felt by England as they struggled to attain an above-par performance. Moving forward, they must strive to improve. The silver lining is that they may have endured their subpar showing early in the tournament. Had this happened during the semi-finals, it could have been disastrous.

In this highly competitive tournament, there are numerous strong teams. To secure a spot in the top four, England can ill afford any more setbacks.

England’s next challenge is Bangladesh, a team that convincingly defeated Afghanistan in their tournament opener. Bangladesh’s spin bowlers showcased their prowess, dismissing Afghanistan for a mere 156 runs. Bangladesh comfortably chased down the target with six wickets in hand, with Najmul Hossain Shanto leading the way with an impressive 59*.

Reference:

https://www.sportskeeda.com/cricket/news-ben-stokes-still-unfit-likely-miss-england-s-2nd-2023-world-cup-game

Pakistan vs India: The Must-Watch Match

Pakistan vs India: The Must-Watch Match

Pakistan vs. India: Cricket’s High-Stakes Rivalry Renewed” The enduring cricket rivalry between Pakistan and India is set to ignite once again, captivating billions of fans worldwide. With infrequent encounters, especially in ICC events like the World Cup, this highly anticipated match in Ahmedabad on October 14 promises to be a thrilling spectacle.

This marks the third meeting between the two nations in an ICC tournament since 2021. In the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, Pakistan dominated India with a resounding 10-wicket victory in Dubai, UAE. The 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup witnessed a gripping clash as India edged out Pakistan by four wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia.

The enthusiasm for this match is evident as tickets for the world’s largest stadium sold out within hours. Expectations are running high, adding tremendous pressure to both teams. It’s a battle of nerves as much as skill and experience.

For players, participating in a Pakistan vs. India World Cup match is an unparalleled experience. The pressure, the weight of history, and the expectations create an atmosphere that tests even the most seasoned cricketers. Performances in these high-stakes contests can elevate players to hero status or cast them as villains.

Pakistan’s best World Cup performance came in 1992 when they clinched the trophy at the MCG after defeating England. They reached the semi-finals in 1979, 1983, 1987, and 2011.

In 50-overs World Cups, India and Pakistan have met seven times, with India emerging victorious on each occasion.

While India has traditionally been stronger in batting and Pakistan in bowling, India’s balanced bowling attack now includes fast bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Muhammad Siraj, Mohammad Shami, Shardul Thakur, and quality spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav. Allrounders Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja add depth to India’s squad.

Pakistan’s batting has improved in recent years, with players like Fakhar Zaman, Imamul Haq, Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan, and Iftikhar Ahmed performing well against India. The performance of Pakistan’s openers will be crucial in front of a massive crowd in Ahmedabad.

In the bowling department, Pakistan boasts a formidable pace attack with Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali, and Shadab Khan. However, the absence of the young sensation Naseem Shah, due to injury, is a setback. Pakistan’s spinners need to step up their game during the middle overs.

Despite having one of the world’s best fast bowling attacks, Pakistan’s bowlers struggled in warm-up matches, conceding around 350 runs in both games against New Zealand and Australia. Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan’s performances raised concerns.

Leg-spinner Usama Mir showed promise in the warm-up matches, taking four wickets for 99 runs. The conditions in India favor Pakistan, and with a united effort, they could contend for a second World Cup title.

Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, exudes confidence in their ability to defeat India. Pakistani players and fans are eager to avenge their past World Cup losses, with the key being support for the bowlers from the batsmen and fielders.

India, especially on home soil, is formidable on paper, with a strong bench of spinners like Ashwin, Kuldeep, and Jadeja. Their recent successes in the Asia Cup and the ODI series against Australia demonstrate their prowess.

Reference:

https://www.goal.com/en-us/news/india-vs-pakistan-cricket-world-cup/blt8c4eff8b1ef9704a

https://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/cricket-world-cup-ticketing-trouble/article67365813.ece

Cricket World Cup Reflects 'Sad' Reality of Aiden Makram's Record

Cricket World Cup Reflects ‘Sad’ Reality of Aiden Makram’s Record

Cricket World Cup Fans Slam Poor Pitches and Outfields Ahead of High-Stakes India vs Australia Match

Cricket enthusiasts are expressing their disappointment on social media over the subpar condition of the pitches and outfields at the World Cup, especially after some surprising results. South Africa achieved a record-breaking total of 428 runs in just 50 overs, losing only five wickets, setting a new Cricket World Cup milestone. Aiden Markram made history by smashing the fastest century in World Cup history, taking only 49 balls, while Quinton de Kock also scored a century. This total surpassed their own previous record of 417.

In another extraordinary match, Sri Lanka managed to post 326 runs, a commendable score in most One Day Internationals, despite the challenging conditions. New Zealand chased down England’s total of 282 in just the 27th over in the tournament’s opening match. However, even in a low-scoring match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh, the outfield was subpar, leading to incidents like Mujeeb Ur Rahman getting his knee stuck in the ground, sending dirt flying into the air.

Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka commented on the par score and mentioned that they had anticipated a total of 350 from a team like South Africa in these conditions. He believed that 370 would have been manageable, but South Africa’s total proved too challenging for them.

Fans have voiced their concerns about the unequal competition between bat and ball observed in this World Cup. With cricketing stars like David Warner, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Steve Smith ready to compete in Chennai and across India, further records might tumble in this highly anticipated World Cup.

Reference:

https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/3726069

https://www.skysports.com/cricket/news/12123/12979201/cricket-world-cup-aiden-markram-smashes-record-ton-as-south-africa-blow-away-sri-lanka