2023 ODI World Cup Digest: Virat Kohli’s century takes India off guard; Fierce clash between Australia and Pakistan

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 reporters on the ground.


Top Story: Jadeja, Kohli lead India to fourth consecutive win

India 261 for 3 wickets (Kohli 103*, Gill 53) defeated bangladesh 256 for 8 (Litton 66, Tanzid 51, Mahmudullah 46) by seven wickets

equality for one Virat Kohli The innings played while chasing the target is not a criticism of his batting. Its beauty lies in its repetitive nature, symbolizing his hunger to make every beginning count. On Thursday, it helped him hit ODI century number 48, which takes him very close to the man he carried on his shoulders on that famous April night in 2011, before delivering an epic line that took a billion Had made the country shed tears of joy.

Kohli’s innings, which ultimately turned into a race between his century and victory, was preceded by a flurry of runs. Rohit Sharma And Shubman Gill, Chasing a target of 257, the pair’s opening partnership of 88, which looked well short of a par score, was a dream exhibition of batting aesthetics. Rohit made the initial run with his lazy beauty, ferocious cuts and monstrous pull, and Gill gradually took command to get into top gear.

Match Analysis: Jadeja, the gladiator who goes to the bank

The skills of Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav are irreplaceable, but Hardik Pandya plays a role for India that no one else can: a seam-bowling all-rounder who is good enough to hold down his place batting solo in many other teams. Is. Pandya was ill and was undergoing treatment.

Pandya again tried to run in to bowl, but eventually walked off the field and went for scans, the results of which the entire nation will be waiting for. The concern about injury is understandable. There are back-ups for the best batsmen, there are bowling back-ups, and the other all-rounders have replacements for equals. However, does anyone have the job equal to another all-rounder?

Other people may also be responding to the job description Ravindra Jadeja, but there are not many people who are doing as good a job as him. Given his flashiness, Jadeja might be the last person you would think of as a banker, but that is what he is for India.

Must Watch: Kohli’s scored century

news headlines

  • India suffered serious injury against Bangladesh When Hardik Pandya walked out of the field With an ankle problem, but Rohit Sharma was hopeful it was not serious.
  • Ben Stokes feared his World Cup would be over After suffering a hip injury shortly before the start of the tournament, he is now ready to return as England need his inspiration to keep their campaign alive.
  • match preview

    Australia vs South Africa, Bengaluru (2pm IST; 8.30am GMT; 7.30pm AEST)

    These are strange times in the World Cup’s long group stage where the vague notion of momentum matters more than a side’s actual position in the points table. Pakistan is ahead of Australia in every aspect – in terms of points, in terms of net run rate.

    But given Pakistan’s tendency to panic if anything goes wrong, and Australia’s ability to attack when needed, this is a contest between a team that is ready to attack, and one that can take its opponent’s breath away. Can feel it on the neck. As any Pakistan supporter will tell you, when they really need to win the one team they don’t want to play is the yellow team.

    After hiding against India and South Africa, Australia demonstrated that they were not about to give up their campaign with a defeat. A complete performance with bat, ball and in the field sank Sri Lanka, earning them their first points and improving their negative net run rate.

    team news

    Australia (Probable) 1 David Warner 2 Mitchell Marsh 3 Steven Smith 4 Marnus Labuschagne 5 Josh Inglis (wk) 6 Glenn Maxwell 7 Marcus Stoinis 8 Mitchell Starc 9 Pat Cummins (c) 10 Adam Zampa 11 Josh Hazlewood

    Pakistan (Probable) 1 Abdullah Shafiq 2 Imam-ul-Haq 3 Babar Azam (Captain) 4 Mohammad Rizwan (WK) 5 Saud Shakeel 6 Mohammad Nawaz/Shadab Khan 7 Iftikhar Ahmed 8 Usama Mir 9 Hasan Ali 10 Shaheen Shah Afridi 11 Haris Rauf

    Feature: Rockstar Afridi needs a new hit

    To begin with, it’s a slightly imperfect analogy. Shaheen Shah Afridi It is, and always has been, much more than that one-trick pony. There’s no talking about a drop in his overall numbers this year: almost two wickets a game, and the average, strike rate and economy mirror his excellent career numbers to some extent.

    It’s just that a move is so powerful and spectacular, and so established, that it has become somewhat of a monster. Afridi has played it time and again after recovering from a serious knee injury last year.

    But especially during the Asia Cup and this World Cup so far, it has not been quite right.

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