The Males’s 2023 ODI World Cup is now constructing in the direction of the ultimate on November 19. Every morning we are going to spherical up the most recent motion and information from the occasion and convey you the insights from our reporters on the bottom.
Prime Story: Shami leads rout of Sri Lanka as India advance unbeaten into semi-finals
India 357 for 8 (Gill 92, Kohli 88, Iyer 82, Madushanka 5-80) beat Sri Lanka 55 (Shami 5-18, Siraj 3-16) by 302 runs
India’s fast-bowling trio was so sensational with the brand new ball that the scores of Sri Lanka’s high 5 learn like a line of binary code: 0, 0, 1, 0, 1. When Shami additionally had Nos. 7 and eight for geese with the rating on 29, Sri Lanka had been in severe hazard of folding for the bottom whole in ODI cricket. They had been ultimately bundled out in 19.4 overs as India accomplished the fourth-biggest win within the format, and Shami’s 5 for 18 made him India’s highest wicket-taker in World Cups. It was the third time that India had dismissed Sri Lanka for lower than 100 in ODIs in 2023, and their second 300-plus-run victory towards them this yr.
Match evaluation: Magic in Mumbai – an evening of beautiful spells
Sri Lanka are usually not going through a traditional assault. On the first attainable occasion, Jasprit Bumrah summons magic from an excellent greater realm. He comes from large of the crease, angles it in the direction of leg, has it dance off the seam, hits Pathum Nissanka in entrance of the stumps. How do you play this? How do you put together for it?
Mohammed Siraj, together with his first supply, additionally flirting with the supernatural, bowling from tight into the stumps, angling it seemingly throughout the left-handed Dimuth Karunaratne. It retains going that method for many its trajectory earlier than curving again, immediately and emphatically. Karunaratne is in such a tangle, he occasions the pants out of his personal boot as an alternative of the ball, will get off stability, is hit in entrance of center stump.
Should Watch: Matthew Hayden on Virat Kohli
Afghanistan vs Netherlands, Lucknow (2pm IST; 8.30am GMT; 7.30pm AEDT)
England – examine, Pakistan – examine, Sri Lanka – examine, Netherlands – subsequent?
Coming into this event, Afghanistan had only one win – in 2015 – to point out for his or her earlier two World Cup campaigns. Now, they’ve overwhelmed three earlier World Cup winners on this version alone, and are gunning for 2 essential factors towards Netherlands to show up the warmth within the race for the semi-finals.
Lucknow was Afghanistan’s adopted dwelling turf again in 2019, once they confronted West Indies in a single Take a look at, three T20Is and three ODIs. Whereas they didn’t have a lot success within the ODIs again then, the familiarity with the venue may give them an edge on this contest.
Afghanistan (attainable) 1 Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 2 Ibrahim Zadran, 3 Rahmat Shah, 4 Hashmatullah Shahidi (capt), 5 Azmatullah Omarzai, 6 Ikram Alikhil (wk), 7 Mohammad Nabi, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 10 Naveen-ul-Haq/Noor Ahmad, 11 Fazalhaq Farooqi
Netherlands (attainable) 1 Max O’Dowd, 2 Vikramjit Singh, 3 Wesley Barresi, 4 Colin Ackermann, 5 Scott Edwards (capt & wk), 6 Bas de Leede, 7 Sybrand Engelbrecht, 8 Logan van Beek, 9 Shariz Ahmad, 10 Aryan Dutt, 11 Paul van Meekeren
Remark: Time for ICC to overtake 15-man squad restrict amid spate of accidents
Cricket is just not soccer, and the existence of substitutions clearly calls for a much bigger squad in a single than the opposite. However with a number of groups in India experiencing an availability disaster – Australia are selecting from a squad of 13 towards England on Saturday – it’s time for the ICC to debate the 15-man restrict on squads at world occasions.
The difficulty was not raised internally on the ICC within the build-up to the World Cup however groups can suggest a change through the boys’s cricket committee – which by the way, Gary Stead, New Zealand’s coach, sits on – or the chief executives’ committee. It’s time they achieve this, as a result of the present stage is needlessly strict.