The 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup has now passed the halfway stage and is heading towards the final on November 19. Each morning we’ll be gathering the latest action and news from the event and bringing you insights from our reporters on the ground.
Top story: Warner, Maxwell beat Netherlands with one-two
Australia 399 for 8 wickets (Maxwell 106, Warner 104, Smith 71, Labuschagne 62, Van Beek 4-74) beat Netherlands 90 (Zampa 4-8, Marsh 2-19) by 309 runs
Australia scored 399 for 8, standing triumphantly over opponents trailing at the halfway stage who were unable to rise above the canvas, ultimately suffering a crushing 309-run defeat – the worst in men’s ODI World Cup history. The biggest difference was in.
Match Analysis: Maxwell defies the laws of physics in Delhi
Twenty-nine balls into his innings, Glenn Maxwell is waiting. His feet apart, facing the bowler, wrists bent, right crossed over left. He is ready in his own way.
He is in the middle of the most exciting innings of this World Cup, in which he will demolish the record of the fastest century in the World Cup, set only 17 days ago. Two balls earlier, he had reverse swept a full ball onto the leg stump of seamer Bas de Leede into the stands behind backward point.
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England vs Sri Lanka, Mumbai (2pm IST; 8.30am GMT; 7.30pm AEDT)
So, how’s that whole “invading champion” thing working? Jos Buttler may always regret saying that England “wouldn’t try to defend anything” in India – a statement that is looking uncomfortably quickly coming true – but despite only being kept out , they are at the point of no return. Bangladesh are at the bottom of the table due to their crushing defeat against South Africa on Tuesday. Cornered Lions, anyone?
England (Probable) 1 Jonny Bairstow, 2 Dawid Malan, 3 Joe Root, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Jos Buttler (captain, wk), 6 Harry Brook, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 David Willey, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Gus Atkinson/Mark Wood
Sri Lanka (Probable) 1 Pathum Nissanka, 2 Kusal Perera, 3 Kusal Mendis (captain, wk) 4 Sadira Samarawickrama, 5 Charith Asalanka, 6 Dhananjay de Silva, 7 Dushan Hemantha/Dunith Velalej, 8 Chamika Karunaratne, 9 Mahish Theekshana, 10 Kasun Rajitha. , 11 Dilshan Madushanka
Feature: The (toughest) phase of the World Cup for casual captain Kusal Mendis
As such, international cricket can be a tough place to learn quickly and Kusal probably had valid reasons for not wanting the job ahead of the 2023 World Cup. Far from maintaining good form, he was slowly emerging from the frustrating ‘one step forward, two steps back’ pattern that has persisted throughout his seven-year international career.