Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is likely to miss matches at the ICC World Cup 2023 against Sri Lanka and South Africa as the 30-year-old continues to recover from an ankle injury he suffered against Bangladesh in Pune on October 19, reported ESPN Cricinfo on Wednesday. Since then, Pandya missed India’s matches against New Zealand and England. Pandya's replacement is said to be all-rounder Mohammad Shami.
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Amid the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023, the Internet is divided with #boycottIndoPakMatch. Many cricket fans have threatened on social media to boycott India's high-profile match against archrivals Pakistan, scheduled on October 14. The trend is because of Pakistan's support towards terrorism, also being a rival nation. However, a section of netizens are questioning whether politics and sports can be kept apart. The match is in Ahmedabad's… read-more
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Big drawback to the Indian Cricket Team, as Shubhman Gill is down with fever, likely to be dengue. According to sources, the BCCI is likely to make a decision about his participation in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 opening game. "Shubhman has had a high fever since landing in Chennai. His tests are being done. He will have tests on Friday and a call will be taken," said BCCI.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, took to their respective social media handles to request their near and dear ones to not ask them for passes to cricket matches. The World Cup 2023 is being held in India and the tickets are being sold at jaw-dropping prices. India will be facing Australia on Sunday in Chennai. "not request me for tickets at all through the tournament," said the couple.
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Ahead of the 2023 World Cup, the men in blue will be playing against Australia for One Day Internationals (ODIs.) The ODI-series matches will be played after Asia Cup, which is scheduled to end on September 17. These three ODI series will be played ahead of the World Cup and will be working as a warm-up for India. Furthermore, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer and Jasprit Bumrah will return to field.
Ahead of the ICC ODI World Cup, the Pakistani Cricket Board announced to send a security delegation ahead of the India V/S Pakistan match in Ahmedabad, on October 15. The visit announcement came hours after the announcement of ICC World Cup schedule. "The PCB requires the Government of Pakistan’s clearance for any tour to India, including the match venues," said PCB. The ICC World Cup starts on October 15.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Greg Barclay and CEO Geoff Allardice have come to Lahore to convince Pakistan not to push for a hybrid model in the upcoming 2023 World Cup. According to news agency PTI, the ICC has particularly come to Pakistan to have assurances from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) regarding their World Cup participation in India in October-November.
Pakistani Cricket team will be getting a visa for entering India and playing the One Day International (ODI) match. According to sources, India will be hosting the ICC World Cup 2023, scheduled in October-November. However, it is yet unclear if the green team will be travelling to India, and play the fifty over game, after earlier India refused to travel to Pakistan and play Asian tournament.
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Indian skipper Jasprit Bumrah finally spoke about being ruled out of T20 Internationals, ICC World Cup. On October 4, Bumrah took to Twitter and said, "I am gutted that I won’t be a part of the T20 World Cup this time, but thankful for the wishes, care and support I’ve received from my loved ones." He also said, he would be cheering for team India, after being partially recovered.
The Australian men's cricket team unveiled their playing kit for the T20 World Cup, set to begin on October 16 in Australia. The team's kit was revealed by Cricket Australia on their Twitter handle, on September 14. Furthermore, the uniform was created by Aunty Fiona Clarke and Courtney Hagen in partnership with Asics. Notably, this is the second time the two designers have collaborated for Indigenous designs worn by Australia.