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 .
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
Must Watch: Ravindra preparing to become the great?
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.
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