2023 ODI World Cup Digest: Travis Head, Rachin Ravindra hit centuries in historic encounter; Netherlands shines again

The men’s 2023 ODI World Cup now heads 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: Head makes winning hand in 388 vs. 383 nail-biter

Australia 388 (Head 109, Warner 81, Phillips 3-37) def. new zealand 383 for 9 (Ravindra 116, Neesham 58, Mitchell 54, Zampa 3-74) by five runs

At the foothills of the world’s highest peaks, Dharamshala hosted the highest-scoring World Cup game ever as Australia defeated New Zealand by 771 runs in a thrilling encounter that reached heights and included many records .

travis head He scored a brilliant century in 59 balls david warner They added 118 runs in the opening powerplay and stitched a formidable 175-run partnership to power Australia’s mammoth score of 388, becoming the first team in ODI history to score 350-plus three consecutive times. But Rachin Ravindra He scored his brilliant century off 77 balls, while Daryl Mitchell continued his love affair with Dharamshala by scoring 54 to give New Zealand their highest ever ODI target.

it was abandoned James Neesham In the end, as was the case in the World Cup final in 2019, and as he had done on that occasion, he snatched the game in one go, scoring a brilliant 58 off 39 balls. But he ended up like his Lord’s teammate Martin Guptill, who appeared a disappointed man after being run out on the final ball, the first on the turf.

Match Analysis: Head’s successful comeback proves Australia’s gamble right

It was also in what Travis Head did that you saw why Australia chose to stick with a batsman with a broken hand and, in fact, agreed to make a 14-man squad for the first half of the World Cup. , If they’re lucky, that is.

Head is somewhat of an old-fashioned Australian batsman. He likes to hit the ball square, likes to hit it hard, and wears a big mustache in 2023, reminiscent of the cold cruelty of Allan Border and David Boon.

For six weeks before his return, Head barely had a proper net. A day before this match, Head batted for about 20 minutes. He was bowled, got the leading edge and gave a few blows, but did not appear to be in any trouble. Again, the pitches in the nets were not good. That hit was enough for him to be confident and perform strongly on match day.

Match reaction: ‘2019 was the first thing I thought about when I arrived’

James Neesham could be philosophical about it. “You worked six-and-a-half hours during the day and it potentially added up to two deliveries,” Neesham said. “And four years ago, we worked for two months, and it came down to one delivery. It’s just the nature of the game.”

Match Report: Van Meekeren beats Bangladesh

Netherlands 229 (Edwards 68) def. bangladesh 142 (Van Meekeren 4-23) by 87 runs

Scott Edwards Once again he pulled his team from the abyss, but it was the bowlers who led the way to victory as Netherlands defended a total of 229 to register an emphatic 87-run win over Bangladesh. The result sees Bangladesh virtually out of the race for the semi-finals, while the Dutch have another famous win to add to their collection – one that, apart from its impact on this tournament, in the grand scheme of cricket as a game . The Netherlands will be another rung on an even more impressive ladder of development.

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news headlines

  • Former captain Eoin Morgan has suggested that England’s performance will be poor in the World Cup in India. is unique in the entire game And their players are “definitely shaky” after suffering heavy defeats in four of their five group games.
  • match preview

    India vs England, Lucknow (2pm IST; 8.30am GMT; 7.30pm AEDT)

    India vs England was one of the most anticipated matches of the 2023 ODI World Cup. After all, it is the pre-tournament favorite (and host) taking on the defending champions. But no one had imagined that by the time this game came, England would be in trouble.

    England are at the bottom of the points table with just one win from five matches. If they are to reach the knockouts from here, every atom in this universe will have to work for them – they need many permutations to go in their favor.

    team news

    India (Probable) 1 Rohit Sharma (captain), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), 6 Suryakumar Yadav, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Kuldeep Yadav, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed siraj

    England (Probable) 1 Jonny Bairstow, 2 Dawid Malan, 3 Joe Root, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Jos Buttler (c, wk), 6 Harry Brook, 7 Liam Livingstone, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 David Willey, 10 Gus Atkinson, 11 Adil Rashid

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