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
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?
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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.
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
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.