ODI World Cup recap: New Zealand advance 3-0;  Small matter of India vs Pakistan

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ODI World Cup recap: New Zealand advance 3-0; Small matter of India vs Pakistan – Gudstory

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The 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup will be held in India and will run from October 5 to November 19. Each morning, we’ll gather the latest spoilers and news from the event and bring you the insights of our reporters on the ground.

Main story: New Zealand have three wins in three, but Williamson is hurt

New Zealand 248 for 2 (Conway 89*, Williamson 78, Mustafizur 1-36) Bangladesh 245 for 9 (Mushukur 66, Shakib 41*, Ferguson 3-49) with eight wickets.

Kane Williamson resumed international cricket by doing Kane Williamson things, scoring an accurate 78 against Bangladesh. He led New Zealand close to victory by eight wickets, but was unable to quite see out the chase, as he retired injured in the 39th over. Daryl Mitchell brought New Zealand home with a 43-ball score, putting the stamp on the team’s dominant start to the World Cup.

Williamson missed seven months of competitive cricket due to a right knee injury sustained during the Indian Premier League last season, and a return to the World Cup was thought unlikely at the time. Even when he was named captain of the New Zealand team, he was expected to miss the early stages of the competition. But not only did he return sooner than expected, Williamson showed a slight drop in quality when he played the match against Bangladesh.

Match analysis: Ferguson’s spell from hell

Lockie Ferguson running harder and hitting the pitch harder can scare hitters away. Just ask Imam-ul-Haq, who was knocked to the ground by a keeper in Abu Dhabi in 2018. Or Eoin Morgan, who fell on his butt during the World Cup final at Lord’s in 2019. In his first World Cup, Ferguson won on a fast-paced, rebounding attack. New Zealand Vanguard.

Four years later, Ferguson continues to intimidate hitters with that pace and bounce. His success in doing so in Chibok, usually a paradise for gazelles, is extraordinary. It was almost like Neil Wagner working with restrictions for a day, as my colleague Karthik Krishnaswamy described it. With a square groove, backward point, a deep third, and often two men patrolling the leg-side boundary, Ferguson unleashed an unrestrained short ball attack on Bangladesh.

Must Watch: Where did Bangladesh falter?

News headlines

  • Both Kane Williamson and Shakib Al Hasan will undergo tests on Saturday after sustaining injuries overnight. Williamson injured his left thumb after being hit by a pitch while batting and retired with an injury. Shakib injured his left quadriceps while batting. He bowled 10 overs but left the field after 37 runs of New Zealand’s chase and did not return.
  • Shubman Gill is “99% available” for India’s clash with Pakistan in Ahmedabad on Saturday, Rohit Sharma said in an interview on the eve of the match.
  • Preview the match

    India vs Pakistan, Ahmedabad (2pm AEDT; 8.30am GMT; 7.30pm AEST)

    On Saturday, Ahmedabad will not only be the hub of Indian cricket, but also the hub of world cricket, as 132,000 people – a large portion of them celebrities, industrialists, politicians, friends of politicians and, of course, cricket executives – gather at what they say is the largest stadium. For world cricket to witness a match that creates the cricket economy – despite the lack of bilateral relations.

    Welcome to the eighth installment of India vs Pakistan in the Men’s Over-50 World Cup. Depending on whether you plan to wear blue or green that day, you may feel like gloating over this unmatched record or need a reminder of the duck you hope to become “ek-saath.” Literally, it means ‘together’ – like officials from both sides arguing in boardrooms and in the media – but in this cricketing context, it refers to the result Pakistani fans and players are hoping to achieve in the tournament. End of night: 1-7.

    Team news

    India: 1 Rohit Sharma (captain), 2 Ishan Kishan/Shubman Gill, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 KL Rahul (wk), 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Jasprit Bumrah, 10 Kuldeep Yadav. 11 Muhammad Siraj

    Pakistan: 1 Abdullah Shafique, 2 Imam-ul-Haq, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 5 Saud Shakeel, 6 Ifthikhar Ahmed, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Mohammad Nawaz, 9 Shaheen Afridi, 10 Hasan Ali/ Mohammad Wasim, 11 Haris Rauf

    Comment: Siddharth Monga’s fever dream between India and Pakistan

    Last night was the first of three that I slept without a fever. At around 4am, I woke up with a fever and a fever dream.

    I’ve experienced quite a few of these over the past three nights: repetitive, vivid, and all-consuming, and it’s still incredibly difficult to remember when I wake up with a dry throat. However, I return to the same dream when I go back to sleep.

    I vaguely remember meeting the ghost of a cricket match in my dream. I call it IP. Abbreviation for India vs Pakistan. The IP was very concerned, and passed the worry on to me. Not that I’m not already worried. I don’t remember our conversations well enough to reproduce them verbatim, so please bear with my paraphrasing.


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