2023 ODI World Cup Digest: New Zealand continue their excellent start, England face early trouble

The 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup is underway in India and will run from October 5 to November 19. Each morning we’ll be gathering the latest action and news from the event and bringing you insights from our journalists on the ground.


Top story: Five-star Santner and New Zealand batsmen make it two for two

New Zealand’s innings started with three consecutive maidens but ended with 50 runs in the last three overs, courtesy Tom Latham, michel santner And matt henryWhich took him to 322. Netherlands started the chase slowly and never changed gears as they were bowled out for 223 as New Zealand further consolidated their position at the top of the points table after making it two for two.

Player of the Match Santner, who scored 36 not out from 17 balls with the bat, then took 5 for 59 with the ball and thus became the first New Zealand spinner to take a five-wicket haul in men’s ODIs. world Cup. He constantly varied his pace on a spin-friendly pitch – exactly the trait that makes him dangerous – as the highlight of all his wickets was the wicket of Scott Edwards.

Match Analysis: New Zealand have a lot of problems

New Zealand came into the tournament with only 12 of their 15-player squad for the first game, with Kane Williamson and Tim Southee recovering from serious injuries and Lockie Ferguson struggling with back tightness. They should have all 15 players available by the time they play their next match on Friday and the performance against the Netherlands could help them decide who to pick.

Let’s start with the obvious: when captain Williamson is ready for competitive cricket, he will move straight into No. 3, which would usually leave room for only two of Devon Conway, Will Young and Will Young. Rachin Ravindra, All three have put up good numbers on the board in this tournament, with Young becoming the latest player to do so. He returned against England after being out for a duck on the second ball and scored his sixth half-century this year and third in six innings and made a strong case to remain as an opening batsman.

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Bangladesh vs England, Dharamshala (10.30 am IST; 6.00 am GMT; 4.00 pm AEDT)

Six matches lost, 42 matches left… It is too early to make any sweeping decisions about the fate of the 2023 World Cup. However, when England’s trained cricketers are heading for the highest peak of the tournament in Dharamsala, they are doing so with obvious reason to doubt their readiness to scale the heights they so achieved on home soil four years ago. Lived memorably.

it’s not him jos buttlerTeam India cannot make a comeback after the huge defeat against New Zealand in Ahmedabad. Resilience has been an under-appreciated characteristic of the champion team they have built over the past eight years – perhaps never better demonstrated than in their backs-to-the-wall escape from the group stage in 2019.

bangladesh (Possible): 1 Tanjeed Hasan, 2 Liton Das, 3 Nazmul Hussain Shanto, 4 Shakib Al Hasan (captain), 5 Tauheed Hridoy, 6 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 7 Mehdi Hasan Miraj, 8 Mahmudullah/Mahedi Hasan, 9 Taskin Ahmed , 10 Shoriful Islam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman

England (Possible): 1 Jonny Bairstow, 2 Dawid Malan, 3 Joe Root, 4 Harry Brook, 5 Jos Buttler (c & wk), 6 Liam Livingstone, 7 Sam Curran, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Mark Wood, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Reece Topley.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Hyderabad (2pm IST; 8.30pm GMT; 7.30pm AEDT)

Both sides have played a game, shaken hands and introduced themselves in this World Cup. Neither of them have made the best of impressions on debut, but Pakistan have two points and a win in their account, while Sri Lanka remain unchanged in the points table. Of course, the saving grace is that Pakistan played against the Netherlands and still looked shaky during certain moments of the game, while Sri Lanka took on South Africa’s batting juggernaut, and were frantic for a while and looked good. Performed, but ultimately failed. , Follow.

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Pakistan (Possible) 1 Abdullah Shafiq, 2 Imam-ul-Haq, 3 Babar Azam (captain), 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), 5 Saud Shakeel, 6 Iftikhar Ahmed, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Mohammad Nawaz, 9 Hasan Ali, 10 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 11 Haris Rauf

Sri Lanka (Possible) 1 Pathum Nissanka, 2 Kusal Perera, 3 Kusal Mendis (wk), 4 Sadira Samarawickrama, 5 Charith Asalanka, 6 Dhananjay de Silva, 7 Dasun Shanaka (captain), 8 Dunith Vellaage, 9 Maheesh Theekshana, 10 Mathisha Pathirana, 11 Dilshan Madushanka

Feature: Bairstow, the ‘great servant’ of England cricket who always comes back much stronger

jonny bairstow England will win their 100th ODI cap when they play against Bangladesh in Dharamsala on Tuesday. He said it was an achievement of which he would be “extremely proud” and acknowledged that reaching such a milestone in the journey had not always been easy: “There have been some ups and downs, right?”

His career in this format has been of two parts. Bairstow found things difficult during his first six years as an ODI cricketer, spending three years out of the team after his first seven appearances and then being forced to force his way into the team as a regular, usually as first-choice batsman. As batting cover for the team.

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