The International Cricket Council (ICC) has unveiled the schedule for the World Cup 2023 qualifiers, which will be held in Zimbabwe. The much-anticipated World Cup, scheduled to take place in India later this year, will feature eight pre-qualified teams, with two more teams earning their spot through the qualifiers.
The ICC announced the qualifier fixtures for the World Cup 2023 on Tuesday, revealing that all the qualifier matches will be hosted in Zimbabwe. A total of 10 teams will participate in the qualifiers, divided into two groups. The opening match of the qualifiers is set for June 18, and the final match will be played on July 9. Prior to the qualifiers, all 10 teams will engage in practice matches from June 13 to 15.
The first match of the qualifiers will showcase the host team, Zimbabwe, taking on Nepal. This match marks an exciting opportunity for Nepal to secure a spot in the Men’s Cricket World Cup for the first time, following their recent impressive performances. Additionally, Nepal will also make their debut appearance in the Asia Cup.
Here are the groups for the qualifiers: Group A: Zimbabwe, West Indies, Netherlands, Nepal, and United States. Group B: Sri Lanka, Ireland, Scotland, Oman, and United Arab Emirates.
It’s worth noting that eight teams have already secured their place in the 2023 World Cup. Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Australia, South Africa, England, New Zealand, and host team India have successfully qualified and will compete for the prestigious title.
With the World Cup qualifiers taking place in Zimbabwe, cricket fans around the world eagerly await the outcome as teams battle it out for the remaining two coveted spots in the much-anticipated tournament set to grace Indian grounds later this year.
Ind vs Aus 3rd ODI : Australia win by 66 runs, IND clinch series 2-1
Australia defeated India by 66 runs in the third and final ODI on Wednesday in Rajkot, snapping a five-match losing streak. Mitch Marsh (96), David Warner (56), Steve Smith (74), and Marnus Labuschagne (72) all scored half-centuries for the Australian squad, showcasing their batting skills. Australia amassed a staggering score of 352 for seven thanks to their stellar effort, giving them more confidence going into the 2018 World Cup.
Washington Sundar (10-0-48-0) was India’s most outstanding bowler on a day marked by devastation. India had no choice but to take a risk when they batted. Sharma was in excellent form despite the absence of Shubman Gill, who had been playing well.
But the only batter to succeed in putting the Australians under pressure was the Indian captain. During his time in the middle, when he hammered 81 off just 57 balls, it appeared that the hosts may yet succeed in chasing down the target. After 21 overs, India was on 144 when he was dismissed, which caused a stir.
The other hitters gave it their best go, scoring 56 off 61, 48 off 43 for Shreyas Iyer, 30 off 30 for KL Rahul, and 35 off 36 for Ravindra Jadeja, but none of them were able to strike out at the necessary pace. There were more wickets as a result of the rising asking rate.
However, the top order was destroyed by Glenn Maxwell’s outstanding bowling performance of 4/40, leaving the weakened lower order fighting to maintain consistency in the chase.
India loses the last One-Day International against Australia by 66 runs after Mohammed Siraj is the last hitter to be bowled out. India wins the series 2-1 since they already had it won in the second ODI.
India will now play Australia in their ODI World Cup opener on October 8 at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai after the series ended with a score of 2-1.
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India Shines at Asian Games 2023 with 1 Gold, 3 Silver, and 5 Bronze Medals
Asian Games 2023:
India set a new world record and won the gold medal in the men’s 10-air rifle team competition at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, in a stunning display of skill and strength. On September 25, Day 3 of the important sports event, this victory took place.
Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Rudrankkash Balasaheb Patil, and Divyansh Singh Panwar made up the powerful Indian shooting team, and together they used their skills to collect an astonishing total of 1893.7 points, setting a new world record.
At the same time, the Indian team competing in the men’s four rowing final showed their skill and determination by earning a deserving bronze medal with a time of 6:10:81. Balraj Panwar, who came in fourth in the hotly contested men’s single sculls final, nearly missed out on a medal, therefore it was a nail-biting moment for him.
Srihari Nataraj shown his talent in the pool by qualifying for the men’s 50-meter backstroke final after placing sixth in the preliminary round.
Now as Sri Lanka and India are about to play in the much awaited gold medal game, all eyes are on the Indian women’s cricket squad. Fans may also anticipate the mixed team table tennis action. Unfortunately, the men’s team lost to South Korea, while the women’s team lost to Thailand, forcing both the men’s and women’s teams to withdraw from the competition. The sports festival nonetheless continues with a number of additional competitions in which Indian competitors will compete for podium spots.
Medal tally for India so far:
Indian men’s swimmers make it to finals
One swimmer from the men’s 50 backstroke, men’s 100 breaststroke, and the men’s 4 x 200 m relay team advanced to the finals of their respective events on Monday, which is promising news for the Indian delegation competing at the present Asian Games in Hangzhou.
India’s Srihari Nataraj qualified for the final in heat four of the men’s 50 m backstroke.
With times of 25.43, he placed third out of eight in his heat. He placed sixth overall out of 32 competitors, keeping himself in the running for a medal, which is reserved for the top eight finishers.
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IND vs AUS 2nd ODI: India Dominates Australia , Takes 2-0 Series Lead with 99-Run Win
IND vs AUS 2nd ODI
IND vs AUS 2nd ODI : India won the three-match series against Australia on Sunday by a score of 99 runs (DLS) to 2-0. With the ICC World Cup 2023 fast approaching, this is great news for the Indian squad. A strong showing from the batting and bowling sides is the Indian team’s biggest plus. For his outstanding 105 in 90 balls, Shreyas Iyer received the Player of the Match honour.
The Australian innings have once more been delayed by rain. With two early wickets, Prasidh Krishna got off to a strong start with his bowling. Prior to the arrival of the rains, David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne were already playing.
Due to the spectacular finish by Suryakumar Yadav, who scored 72 runs in only 37 balls, India set a lofty goal of 400 runs for Australia. This is India’s highest score against Australia, coming in at 399.
Both KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan blasted SIX to get the game off to an exciting start. Australian bowlers knocked out Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill, but now they must contend with Rahul and Kishan.
Individual hundreds from Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer, who both put up outstanding performances, furthered India’s overwhelming lead against Australia in the second ODI. After Sean Abbott removed Shreyas Iyer from the game, KL Rahul, the captain, is moving the game forward with Shubman Gill.
Suryakumar Yadav’s Explosive Knock Propels India to 399
Suryakumar Yadav’s stunning end, in which he scored 72 runs in only 37 balls, inspired India to set a high target of 400 runs for Australia. India’s 399 versus Australia is their highest ever score.
The game got off to a thrilling start with to sixes from KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan, respectively. Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill were both dismissed by Australian bowlers, but now they must face Rahul and Kishan.
In the second ODI against Australia, individual hundreds from Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer, who both put up great performances, increased India’s commanding advantage. KL Rahul, the skipper, is advancing the game with Shubman Gill after Sean Abbott withdrew Shreyas Iyer.
Since normal skipper Pat Cummins is taking a sabbatical, Steve Smith is leading Australia. In the meanwhile, Prasidh Krishna has taken the position of Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah in the starting lineup.
In order to secure a spot in the World Cup starting XI, players like Shreyas Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Suryakumar Yadav will aim to make an impression in the second ODI encounter. India’s final bilateral series before the crucial ICC 50-over World Cup in October is against Australia.
At Mohali on Friday, India gave the Kangaroos a sound defeat. David Warner’s innings helped Australia, who were given the opportunity to bat first, reach their target of 276 runs in their allotted 50 overs. Josh Inglis (45 in 45 balls), Steven Smith (41 in 60 balls), and Marnus Labuschagne (39 in 49 balls with three fours) all scored more runs than David Warner (52 in 53 balls).
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