Australia's cricket captain, Pat Cummins, has been honoured with the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year 2023, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday. Cummins, a charismatic leader, demonstrated exceptional performance throughout the year, achieving big team victories, including the ICC World Test Championship Final and the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023. BPL 2024: Sylhet phase begins Friday Under Cummins' influential captaincy since late 2021, Australia triumphed in crucial encounters, reclaiming the Ashes and securing a historic sixth World Cup title. Overcoming tough competition, Cummins outshone fellow nominees— his compatriot Travis Head, and India’s batting superstar Virat Kohli, and allrounder Ravindra Jadeja. Shoaib Malik's BPL 2024 Campaign Abruptly Ends In ODIs, Cummins delivered crucial bowling spells. His leadership shone brightest in the World Cup final against India, where strategic bowling changes and field placements stifled the opposition. Cummins' masterful decisions limited India to 240 runs, and Australia comfortably chased down the total, securing their record-breaking sixth World Cup title. Shakib Al Hasan diagnosed with retinal condition in left eye Cummins concluded the year on a high note with a stellar 10-wicket haul in the Test series against Pakistan.
Former champions Bangladesh will play their 2nd Group A match of the 16-team ICC U-19 Men's Cricket World Cup'24 against Ireland on Monday (January 22) at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Bangladesh, the champions of 2020, made a frustrating start in the global Youth Cricket, losing to defending champions India by a huge 84-run in their first match at Bloemfontein in South Africa Saturday night despite a five-wicket by pacer Maruf Mridha. ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh suffer a huge 84- run defeat against holders India In another Group A match on Saturday, Ireland made a good start beating Unites States by seven wickets at Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein, South Africa. However, left-arm spinner cum captain Mahfuzur Rahman Rabby, who led the Bangladesh team to win the first-ever U-19 Asia Cup crown very recently, will lead the Bangladesh team against Ireland on Monday to revive their proud and glory. BPL 2024: Nahid, Faheeim shine as Khulna Tigers Beat Chattogram Challengers After the first round matches, Ireland and India dominated the four-team Group A securing two points each with a run rate of +2.674 and +1.680 respectively. Bangladesh remained at the 3rd slot in the group by virtue of a run rate (-1.680) while United States remained at the bottom with a run rate (2.680), without earning any point. Shakib Heads to Singapore for Eye Treatment, Further BPL Participation in Jeopardy In the remaining Group A match, Bangladesh will play United States on January 26, also at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Former champions Bangladesh suffered a huge 84 runs defeat against holders India in their first appearance in the 16-team ICC U-19 Men's Cricket World Cup'24 held at Bloemfontein in South Africa on Saturday night. Hosts South Africa made a good start beating West Indies by 31 runs in the opening match at JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom on Friday while Ireland beat Unites States by seven wickets at Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein in the other opening day's fixture. BPL 2024: Nahid, Faheeim shine as Khulna Tigers Beat Chattogram Challengers In the day's match, left-arm spinner cum captain Mahfuzur Rahman Rabby, who also led the Bangladesh team to win the first-ever U-19 Asia Cup crown very recently, today won the toss and sent India to bat first. Going to bat first, India piled up a comfortable 251 for the loss of seven wickets in stipulated 50 overs with opener Adarsh Singh scoring 76 and two down batter cum captain Uday Saharan making 64 runs. ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup'24 begins Friday in South Africa Later, Adarsh Singh was adjudged man of the match. Maruf Mridha was the successful among Bangladesh bowlers claiming five wickets for 43 runs in eight overs with a maiden. Replying to Indian mammoth total, Bangladesh team were all out for 167 runs in 45.5 overs with Shihab James and Ariful Islam are the main contributors scoring 54 anf 41 runs respectively. Saumy Pandey took four Bangladesh conceding 24 runs in 9.5 overs with a maiden. Shakib Heads to Singapore for Eye Treatment, Further BPL Participation in Jeopardy In the day's other match, England beat Scotland by seven wickets on Saturday. Bangladesh team, the champions of 2020, which was placed in Group A with India, United States and Ireland, will play Ireland on January 22 at Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein and United States on January 26 at the same venue in the remaining group matches.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the FTP (Future Tour Program) for the next 4 years which starts in 2023 and will end in the year 2027. During this period, Bangladesh Men’s Cricket Team will play over 150 matches. Tigers will start their international campaign, after playing BPL (Bangladesh Premier League), a franchise cricket league organized by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), starting from the 19th of January to the 1st Of March. This article will discuss the complete FTP schedule of the Bangladesh Cricket Team for 2024. Breakdown Of 2024 FTP of Bangladesh Men’s Cricket Team In 2024, Bangladesh Men's Cricket Team will have a very busy schedule, as they will play 14 Tests, 9 ODI, and 17 T2OI (including a T20 World Cup). It is a big year for the team as they don’t play Test cricket that much. Also with the big event, the International Twenty20 World Cup, which will take place this year in the West Indies and USA, Bangladesh cricket fans can look forward to another year of exciting cricket. Read more: Bangladesh Men’s Test Cricket in 2023: Performance Analysis Table: Bangladesh Men’s Cricket Team FTP For 2024 Duration Series Series Details Venue Feb-March 2024 Sri Lanka Tour Of Bangladesh 2 Tests, 3 ODI’s, 3 T20I’s Bangladesh April 2024 Zimbabwe Tour Of Bangladesh 2 Tests, 5 T20I’s Bangladesh June 2024 ICC T20 World Cup 2024 West Indies, USA July-August 2024 Bangladesh Tour Of Afghanistan 2 Tests, 3 ODI’s, 3 T20I’s Afghanistan Aug-Sep 2024 Bangladesh Tour Of Pakistan 2 Tests Pakistan Sep-Oct 2024 Bangladesh Tour Of India 2 Tests 3 T20I’s India Oct-Nov 2024 South Africa Tour Of Bangladesh 2 Tests Bangladesh Nov - Dec 2024 Bangladesh Tour of West Indies 2 Tests, 3 ODI’s, 3 T20I’s West Indies Read more: Was 2023 a Good or Bad Year for Bangladesh Cricket? Here’s What Stats Say
The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup wrapped up with Australia beating India in the much awaited final, securing their sixth World Cup title with a six-wicket win. Across the tournament, numerous players showcased their skills and made their mark on the pitch. Let’s take a look at the top performers of ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023. Top Batters in ICC World Cup 2023 Table: Best 5 batters in the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup Tournament Player Matches Innings Runs High Score Average Strike Rate 100s 50s Virat Kohli (IND) 11 11 765 117 95.62 90.31 3 6 Rohit Sharma (IND) 11 11 597 131 54.27 125.94 1 3 Quinton de Kock (SA) 10 10 594 174 59.40 107.02 4 - Rachin Ravindra (NZ) 10 10 578 123* 64.22 106.44 3 2 Daryl Mitchell (NZ) 10 9 552 134 69.00 111.06 2 2 Virat Kohli (IND) Virat Kohli’s performance in the World Cup 2023 was nothing short of extraordinary. He scored six 50s and three centuries, setting a new tournament record with an aggregate of 765 runs. This surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record of 673 by an impressive margin of 92 runs. Kohli’s crucial innings, particularly his 85 against Australia in India’s tournament opener when they were 2 for 3, established the tone for his outstanding run. While much attention was given to his personal milestones, such as his 49th and 50th ODI centuries, Kohli ensured that his brisk run-scoring consistently contributed to the team’s success. Virat Kohli was honored with the Player of the Tournament award for his exceptional performance. Read more: Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Showing Light of Hope Rohit Sharma (IND) In nine out of 11 innings, Rohit Sharma consistently scored at least 40 runs, showcasing amazing consistency. In eight of these innings, he maintained a scoring rate of over a run per ball, achieving a strike rate exceeding 150 on four occasions. Balancing both run-scoring and quick-scoring is often challenging, but Rohit successfully managed it throughout the entire tournament. He secured the position of the second-highest run-scorer and among the 13 batsmen with at least 400 runs. Rohit’s 401 runs in the first powerplay were an impressive 54% better than the next-best (David Warner’s 260), and he contributed to 58% of India’s total runs while at the crease. Quinton de Kock (SA) In his farewell appearance in the 50-over World Cup format, South Africa’s Quinton de Kock ensured he departed with cherished memories, delivering an impressive performance. The left-hander scored 594 runs in ten games at an average of 59.40 with a 107.02 strike rate. Despite the Proteas being eliminated in the semi-final, De Kock’s remarkable contribution included four centuries, the highest in the tournament. These centuries not only delighted South African supporters but also entertained neutral fans, leaving a lasting impression in his last World Cup. Rachin Ravindra (NZ) In his debut World Cup appearance, New Zealand batter Rachin Ravindra made a significant impact by emerging as the highest-scoring Kiwi batsman at the 2023 edition. With a total of 578 runs and an impressive average of 64.22, Ravindra showcased his talent on the global stage. The left-hander illuminated the tournament with a brilliant century on the opening day against England. Demonstrating consistency and expertise with the bat, the 24-year-old Kiwi has undoubtedly set the stage for a promising future in international cricket. Daryl Mitchell (NZ) With Kane Williamson sidelined for a significant part of the tournament, New Zealand relied on other top-order batsmen to step up, and Daryl Mitchell, along with Rachin Ravindra, delivered splendid performances. Mitchell impressively scored at over a run per ball in seven out of nine innings, displaying crucial intent that disrupted bowlers and allowed New Zealand to score rapidly in the middle overs (11 to 40). Read more: ODI Batting Rankings: Mahmudullah’s ranking goes up During this phase, New Zealand’s run rate of 6.47 was the highest among all teams. Mitchell’s middle-order contributions were notable, accumulating 472 runs, second only to Kohli’s 576, at an excellent strike rate of 111.58. A significant factor in his success was his performance against spinners, scoring 234 runs at an average of 78 and a strike rate of 106.84.
The last match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup is on Sunday, November 19, at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. India and Australia will play the final match, which will start at 2:30 pm Bangladesh time. The last time these two teams faced each other in a World Cup final was in 2003. Australia came out victorious, winning the game by 125 runs and securing their third World Cup trophy. Who do you think will win this time? Let's find out. Preview of India vs Australia ODI in ICC World Cup 2023 From losing the first two matches to reaching the final, Australia really improved their game through the last eight matches. Pat Cummins' team has shown an impressive turnaround after losing their first two matches in the tournament. They secured their spot in the final with a tense win against South Africa. The Eden Garden pitch was slow in the second semifinal, making it challenging for batsmen to score runs. Despite this, South Africa managed to post a total of 212 runs. However, Australia faced a tough task in chasing down this modest target. The struggle was evident as they teetered on the edge, but ultimately, they secured a spot in the final by winning the match with a margin of 3 wickets. The Australians faced considerable pressure from the Proteas, who managed to take 7 wickets. Despite this challenging situation, the Aussies made a comeback, securing a win thanks to the responsible batting of captain Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc. Starc finished the match not out with 16 runs, while Cummins contributed 14 runs. Travis Head was the top scorer for the team with 62 runs. Additionally, Steve Smith added 30 runs to the total, while David Warner was dismissed after scoring 29 runs. Read more: World Cup 2023: Australia secure final berth by beating South Africa in low-scoring affair This marks the eighth time Australia is participating in the World Cup Final, having previously won the trophy five times. Yet, if Australia emerges as the focal point by Sunday night, it indicates a significant setback for India. India will be looking for its third World Cup title at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Their last victory came in 2011 when they defeated Sri Lanka in the final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. India has been the most impressive team in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, winning all 10 games in the tournament. They concluded the group stage at the top with nine wins in nine games, comfortably defeating almost every team in the competition. Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, they secured a spot in the final by beating New Zealand in the semifinal at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium with a 70-run victory in a high-scoring match. Previously, India effortlessly defeated Australia by six wickets in their initial group-stage encounter, and there are no indications that their momentum will fade. Everything suggests that they are on track to win the tournament on their home ground, just as they did in 2011. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: Kohli, Shreyas propel India to massive total in semifinal against New Zealand India vs Australia Head to Head in ODI So Far The cricketing rivalry between India and Australia in ODIs has been a fiercely contested battle, spanning a total of 150 matches. The head-to-head statistics reveal a closely fought competition, with Australia holding the advantage. Out of the 150 encounters, Australia emerged victorious in 83 matches, showcasing their dominance on multiple occasions. On the other hand, India secured triumph in 57 matches, illustrating their competitive spirit. Notably, there have been no tied matches in this intense rivalry, but 10 encounters ended with no result. India vs Australia ODI clashes have consistently provided fans with thrilling moments and cricketing excellence, making it one of the most anticipated and celebrated rivalries in the world of cricket. In the history of the ODI World Cup, Australia and India have faced each other thirteen times, with Australia holding an 8-5 advantage in their head-to-head record. The most recent encounter at the 2023 World Cup saw India emerging victorious, beating Australia by 6 wickets. Table: India vs Australia Head-to-Head ODI Matches So Far Stats Matches India Won Australia Won No Result Tie Overall 150 57 83 10 0 ODI World Cups 13 5 8 0 0 Predicted XI for India Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicket-keeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj. Predicted XI for Australia Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Josh Inglis (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marnus Labuschagne/Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: Australia Men's ODI Squad Analysis Indian Players to Watch Virat Kohli Virat Kohli has surpassed Sachin Tendulkar's record for the most runs in a World Cup by scoring 711 runs, achieving this feat with a game to spare. Additionally, Kohli has now reached a milestone of 50 ODI centuries. As Virat is in great form, his performance in the final will be crucial. Mohammed Shami As it stands, Mohammed Shami has emerged as the leading wicket-taker in the tournament, an impressive feat considering he has played in only six matches. Shami's ability to consistently take wickets has undoubtedly contributed to his standout performance in the competition. And his 7 wicket haul in the last match was a record. So, Aussies will need to play Shami carefully in the final. Rohit Sharma In the 2023 ICC World Cup, Rohit Sharma has been the standout batsman for India, consistently delivering explosive starts that have frequently placed the team in advantageous positions. Further, he has a good record against Australia, scoring 2332 runs from 44 matches with 209 high scores. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: India ODI Squad Analysis Australian Players to Watch David Warner In the semi final against South Africa at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, David Warner reached an impressive achievement. He became the first Australian batsman to score 500 runs in two different ODI World Cup editions. Warner's skill as a left-handed batsman was clear when he accumulated 647 runs in the previous 2019 edition. Now, he joins an elite group, being only the third player to score over 500 runs in two World Cups. He is a reliable batter for big matches. So, he will surely show his skill in the final. Adam Zampa Adam Zampa's performance in the ICC World Cup 2023 has been truly impressive. Despite facing difficulties earlier in the tournament when he gave away 113 runs, Zampa showed flexibility and a champion's mentality. Taking on the responsibility as the sole spinner for Australia, he has claimed 22 wickets, making him the second-leading wicket-taker in the tournament. Josh Hazlewood Josh Hazlewood delivered an outstanding performance in the ICC World Cup 2023 semifinal against South Africa, making a significant impact in the early stage of the match. He played a key role in limiting the strong South African top order by taking the crucial wickets of Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram. In his eight overs, he conceded only 12 runs, with seven of those runs coming from edges or false shots. Final Words India has secured ten victories out of ten matches in the ICC World Cup 2023 so far. The top battle will occur in the top order, where players like Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood need to stop Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, and Virat Kohli from making a strong start. However, even if they manage to do so, the in-form Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul add significant firepower. This offensive capability is supported by a well-rounded Indian bowling attack. So, India has maximum chances to win the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup final match against Australia. Read more: New Zealand tour of Bangladesh in 2023-2024: Schedules, Fixtures, Team
South Africa and Australia will play in the second semifinal of the ICC World Cup 2023. The spotlight is on the clash between these two cricket giants, set to unfold at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The match will kick off at 2:30 pm Bangladesh time on November 16, 2023. Preview of SA vs AUS ODI in ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 South Africa is up against Australia, which seems to be the rematch of the 1999 World Cup edition. The South African team led by Temba Bavuma has been impressive, winning seven out of nine games in the tournament. Their only losses were against India and, surprisingly, the Netherlands. The South African team has a strong batting lineup in this World Cup, evident in their dominant performance against Sri Lanka, where they set the highest score of 428 in the World Cup. Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, and especially Quinton de Kock are in excellent form in the current ODI tournament. Quinton de Kock, who appears to be in his last ODI World Cup, has been notably outstanding, accumulating a total of 591 runs during the group stage. However, there's uncertainty about their captain, Bavuma, as he is doubtful to start due to a hamstring injury sustained in the match against Afghanistan. Read more: New Zealand tour of Bangladesh in 2023-2024: Schedules, Fixtures, Team In terms of fast bowlers, South Africa hasn't felt the absence of the injured Anrich Nortje much. Players like Gerald Coetzee, Marco Jansen, and Kagiso Rabada have given their best. Coetzee, in particular, has been impressive, taking 18 wickets in the group stage of the tournament. Jansen, who also contributes with the bat, has secured 17 wickets. The upcoming match at Eden Gardens, renowned for aiding both pacers and batters, promises to be an exciting viewing experience. In contrast, Australia experienced a slow start in the World Cup. They faced setbacks with consecutive losses to India and South Africa, impacting their early standing. Nevertheless, the Australian team quickly recovered, securing wins against Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and New Zealand. Key players like David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, and Travis Head have been making significant contributions with the bat. Notable moments include Maxwell's explosive 201-run performance against Afghanistan and Marsh's impressive 177-run innings against Bangladesh. Although Mitchell Starc hasn't been taking many wickets, Adam Zampa has been a standout performer for Australia, with an impressive haul of 22 wickets in the World Cup group stage. This incredible performance put them in the favorite position in the World Cup. The Australian team is eager to turn the tables and avenge their 134-run loss against South Africa in match 10 of the ongoing tournament. Read more: ICC unveils prize money for 2023 Cricket World Cup South Africa vs Australia Head to Head in ODI In the 109 head-to-head ODI matches between South Africa and Australia, South Africa holds the edge. They have secured victory 55 times, while Australia has won 50 times. Interestingly, three matches, including a World Cup semifinal, concluded in a tie, and one match had no result. Out of South Africa's 55 wins, 27 came while batting first and 28 while chasing. On the other hand, Australia achieved 17 victories when chasing and 33 when setting a target. It sets the stage for a closely contested match, given the history of competition between these two cricketing powerhouses. In the history of the ODI World Cup, South Africa and Australia have faced each other seven times. Their record is evenly matched, with both teams securing three victories each. Notably, their encounter in the 1999 semi final ended in a tie, adding a dramatic chapter to their World Cup history. Table: South Africa vs Australia Head-to-Head ODI Matches So Far Stats Matches South Africa Won Australia Won No Result Tie Overall 109 55 50 1 3 ODI World Cups 7 3 3 0 1 Predicted South Africa XI Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi. Predicted Australia XI Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Josh Inglis (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marnus Labuschagne/Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: Australia Men's ODI Squad Analysis Key South African Players to Watch Quinton de Kock Undoubtedly, all attention will be on Quinton de Kock in the semifinals. As of the end of the group stage, he stands as the second-highest run-scorer in the competition, scoring an impressive 591 runs with an average of 65.66. De Kock has been in exceptional form, hitting four centuries in this edition. The team would certainly appreciate it if he could add one more to his tally in the upcoming match. His performance will likely play a crucial role in determining South Africa's success in the semifinals. Heinrich Klaasen Heinrich Klaasen is a hard hitter who makes a significant impact, showcasing a striking rate of 140.51 in this competition. He particularly excels when facing spinners and could be the one to challenge the in-form Adam Zampa. Given his proficiency in facing spin bowling, Klaasen emerges as a player to watch closely, and his performance may have a crucial impact in the upcoming match. Kagiso Rabada South Africa's bowling is strong and balanced, thanks to the reliable Kagiso Rabada. He's an experienced and dependable fast bowler who grabbed 29 wickets against Australia with an average of 24.96. Rabada's skill and know-how make him a key player in South Africa's bowling lineup, and he'll be crucial in the upcoming match against Australia. Read more: Bangladesh's Overall Performance Analysis in the ICC World Cup 2023 Key Australian Players to Watch David Warner The Australian batting lineup is packed with powerful hitters, and this strength extends deep into the order. David Warner, in particular, has consistently performed well throughout the tournament, scoring a total of 499 runs at an impressive average of 55.44. His contributions with the bat have been crucial, and he will likely play a key role in the upcoming match. Mitchell Marsh Mitchell Marsh recently delivered a remarkable unbeaten innings of 177 runs from 132 balls against Bangladesh. His outstanding performance played a pivotal role in Australia successfully chasing a target of 307 with nearly six overs to spare. Marsh's impactful contribution adds another layer of strength to the Australian team as they head into the upcoming match. Adam Zampa Australia's bowling hasn't been particularly impressive, except for Adam Zampa's outstanding performance. The leg-spinner is leading the bowling charts in this World Cup, having taken an impressive 22 wickets at an average of 18.90. Zampa's remarkable form has been a standout for Australia in the tournament. Read more: FIFA World Cup 2026 2nd Round Qualifiers: BAN vs AUS Match Preview Final Words Australia and South Africa have a rich history of rivalry, filled with memorable contests, and this upcoming match promises to be another thrilling encounter. The last time these teams faced off in the tournament, South Africa dominated, winning by 134 runs. However, a lot has changed since then, and it's unlikely we'll see a repeat of that result. Australia enters the knockout stage with confidence, riding on a winning streak, and they are known to be tough opponents in such high-pressure situations. Considering Australia's current form, they are likely to come out on top in this contest in the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023. Read more: T Sports Bags Broadcasting Rights for BPL's Next Two Seasons and Bangladesh’s Home Series Till 2024
India and New Zealand are set to face off in the first semifinal of the ICC World Cup 2023 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on November 15 at 2:30 pm Bangladesh time. Led by Rohit Sharma, India secured the top spot by winning eight consecutive games. On the other hand, New Zealand earned a spot in the top four with five wins in nine matches. Ahead of the big match, let's review the condition of each team. Preview of IND vs NZ ODI in the 2023 ICC Men’s ODI World Cup India headed to the semifinal with great confidence as they won three consecutive matches against Sri Lanka, South Africa, and the Netherlands this month. In all three matches, they batted first and emerged victorious. In their previous encounter with New Zealand, India won the match while batting second. India In the midst of all the surprises and upsets that the 2023 ODI World Cup has delivered, one consistent factor stands out—India's unquestionable dominance throughout the tournament. India has three of the top eight run-scorers in the 2023 Cricket World Cup. The former captain, Virat Kohli, leads the charts with 594 runs in nine innings, followed by current captain Rohit Sharma with 503 runs and batter Shreyas Iyer with 421 runs, both in nine innings each. This collective dominance is quite significant. Furthermore, India has three bowlers among the top eight wicket-takers in the tournament. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah leads with 17 wickets in nine innings, followed by fellow fast bowler Mohammed Shami with 16 wickets in five innings, and spinner Ravindra Jadeja with 16 wickets in nine innings. Mohammed Siraj is a bit further down the list with 12 wickets in nine innings. Having won the Cricket World Cup twice, with the last victory in 2011, India is currently unbeaten at home and has several star players in excellent form. However, Hardik Pandya's absence from the squad could prove to be a significant factor for India, given that he was not only one of their key players but also served as the team's vice-captain. With Suryakumar Yadav taking his place at number 5 in the batting lineup, India has been playing with just five bowlers ever since Pandya was sidelined. Shubman Gill's comeback after recovering from dengue has led to him consistently opening the batting alongside Sharma since the match against Pakistan on October 14. And getting Shubman regularly in the team is a plus point for India. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: India ODI Squad Analysis New Zealand New Zealand should be thankful for securing four wins relatively early in their World Cup campaign, as they later experienced four consecutive defeats. However, a late victory over Sri Lanka pushed them into the semifinal stage of the tournament against the clear favorites for the title. Opener Rachin Ravindra and all-rounder Daryl Mitchell stand out as the top run-scorers for the Black Caps at the 2023 Cricket World Cup. Ravindra has accumulated 565 runs in nine innings, whereas Mitchell has notched up 418 runs in eight innings, registering three centuries in this tournament. The return to fitness of captain Kane Williamson is also a significant boost for the team. New Zealand's standout wicket-takers in this tournament are spinner Mitchell Santner and fast bowler Trent Boult, who have collectively taken 29 wickets. Fast bowler Lockie Ferguson has contributed with 10 wickets. The absence of fiery Matt Henry, who took 11 wickets before leaving the tournament due to injury, is a potential concern. Despite being finalists in 2019 and 2015, New Zealand has never won the Cricket World Cup. As they aim for a third successive final, their recent bilateral ODI series record against India is not impressive. However, in a major tournament, a single win can correct past shortcomings. Read more: FIFA World Cup 2026 2nd Round Qualifiers: BAN vs AUS Match Preview Probable Starting XI for India Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicket-keeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj. Probable Starting XI for New Zealand Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Will Young, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi and Trent Boult. IND vs NZ Head-to-head Records So Far In the 117 ODI matches played between India and New Zealand, India has the lead with 59 victories. However, New Zealand is a notable challenge for India. In the ODI World Cups, the two teams have faced each other ten times. New Zealand has won five of those matches, while India has emerged victorious in four, with one match ending without a result. Stats Matches India Won New Zealand Won No Result Tied Overall 117 59 50 7 1 ODI World Cups 10 4 5 1 0 World Cup 2023 1 1 0 0 0 Indian Players to Watch Rohit Sharma Rohit Sharma has been the standout batsman for India in this tournament, consistently providing explosive starts that have often put the team in a favorable position. However, when considering his suitability for the upcoming game, it's important to note that his current form is the primary factor in his favor. However, Rohit doesn't have a good record against New Zealand, and he has a 37.40 average from 26 innings against New Zealand. Virat Kohli Virat Kohli has been in excellent form during the tournament, scoring 594 runs in nine innings and currently ranking as the highest run-scorer. His impressive track record against New Zealand, with an average of 56.59 across 30 innings, and his fondness for batting at the Wankhede Stadium, where he has an average of 59.50, make him a crucial and essential choice for the upcoming game. Mohammed Shami Mohammed Shami has been in sensational form since entering the tournament. With an impressive 16 wickets in just four matches, Shami is proving to be unstoppable. His outstanding performance makes it impossible to overlook him for the upcoming game. Read more: Bangladesh’s matches in the 2nd Round Qualifiers of FIFA World Cup 2026: Schedules, Fixtures, Team New Zealand Players to Watch Rachin Ravindra The most significant topic of conversation in this tournament has revolved around Rachin Ravindra and his impressive batting performance. With a total of 565 runs in nine innings, he currently holds the title of the third-highest run-scorer in the World Cup 2023. Considering his incredible form, Ravindra is undoubtedly a key player in the next match against the Kiwis. Trent Boult The Kiwi speedster hasn't been in top form during the tournament, making him appear as a somewhat risky choice. However, if New Zealand ends up bowling second, Trent Boult could become a crucial player for them. He grabbed 13 wickets from 9 games. Final Words India is unbeaten in this ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023. Although New Zealand has a better record in the knockout stage, India has the home ground advantage. So, India is likely to win this IND vs NZ match. Read more: Bangladesh's Overall Performance Analysis in the ICC World Cup 2023
Bangladesh finished their 2023 World Cup journey with an eight-wicket loss to Australia in Pune on Saturday, November 11. They were already eliminated from the semi-finals competition and finished third position in the points table, and their chance for ICC Champions Trophy 2025 is still shaky. Is it Bangladesh's worst-ever performance in a World Cup campaign? Let's see their overall performance and what went wrong. Bangladesh's Overall Performance Analysis in the 2023 ICC Men’s ODI World Cup In this World Cup, Bangladesh has experienced more disappointments than victories. They began with a win against Afghanistan but lost six consecutive games. However, they won the eighth match against Sri Lanka but lost the last game by 8 wickets to Australia. Bangladesh is currently in the 8th position in the points table, and they are still in danger of not getting the chance to participate in the eight-nation 50-over format tournament, which will take place in February 2025 in Pakistan. If the Netherlands beats India, Bangladesh will not have any chance to appear in the Champions Trophy. Analyzing Bangladesh's Performance To understand why Bangladesh hasn't been doing well in the 2023 World Cup, let's take a closer look at their matches against each opponent. Match Score Result Afghanistan vs Bangladesh AFG 156, BAN 158/4 BAN won by 6 wickets (92 balls left) England vs Bangladesh ENG 364/9, BAN 227 ENG won by 137 runs Bangladesh vs New Zealand BAN 245/9, NZ 248/2 NZ won by 8 wickets (43 balls left) Bangladesh vs India BAN 256/8, IND 261/3 IND won by 7 wickets (51 balls left) South Africa vs Bangladesh SA-382/5, BAN-233 SA won by 149 runs Netherlands vs Bangladesh NED 229, BAN 142 NED won by 87 runs Bangladesh vs Pakistan BAN 204, PAK 205/3 PAK won by 7 wickets Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh SL 279, BAN 282/7 BAN won by 3 wickets (53 balls left) Bangladesh vs Australia BAN 306/8, AUS 307/2 AUS won by 8 wickets (32 balls left) Bangladesh vs Afghanistan In their ICC World Cup opening match on October 7, 2023, at HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala, Bangladesh managed to bowl out Afghanistan for 156 runs. Bangladesh secured a six-wicket victory, and they scored 158 runs for 4 wickets, with Shanto scoring 59 not out and Mehidy scoring 57. Afghans lost the toss and went for batting first. They managed to score 156 runs, with Rahmanullah Gurbaz being their top scorer with 47 runs. Shakib and Mehidy Hasan Miraz were the most successful bowlers for Bangladesh, each taking three wickets. They managed to wrap up the Afghan innings in 37.2 overs. Read more: Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Showing Light of Hope Bangladesh vs England This match took place on October 10, 2023, at HPCA Stadium. After losing the toss, England was sent to bat first, and they managed to score 364 runs while losing 9 wickets in their allotted 50 overs. Although Bangladesh couldn't put much pressure on the English team at the beginning of their innings, they managed to bowl well towards the end. Otherwise, England could have easily scored more than 400 runs. England added 70 runs in the last 65 balls of their innings, with Bangladesh taking seven wickets. Shariful Islam took 3 wickets, and Sheikh Mehdi Hasan, who replaced Mahmudullah, took 4 wickets for 71 runs. But Bangladeshi top orders failed miserably while Liton Das scored 76 runs from 66 balls. In addition to Liton, Mushfiqur Rahim contributed 51 runs, and Towhid Hridoy scored 39 runs for Bangladesh. However, most of the other players only managed to score in the single digits or low double digits. Bangladesh vs New Zealand Bangladesh batted first at MA Chidambaram Stadium on October 13 and scored 245 runs for nine wickets. In response, New Zealand successfully chased down this target with 43 balls to spare. Kane Williamson scored 78 runs, and Daryl Mitchell contributed 89 runs for the New Zealand team. Bangladesh faced early trouble in the match, with Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson causing them to struggle at 56 runs for four wickets by the 13th over. Captain Shakib Al Hasan, who scored 40 runs off 51 balls, then built a partnership of 96 runs with his experienced teammate Mushfiqur Rahim, who made 66 runs off 75 balls. This partnership helped Bangladesh reach a total of 156 runs by the 30th over. Bangladesh vs India Bangladesh faced India on October 19 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. Batting first, Bangladesh had a strong opening stand as two openers, Tanzid Hasan and Liton Das, made a 93 runs partnership. Tanzid scored 51 runs, achieved his first ODI fifty, and Liton Das scored 66 runs. Later, Bangladesh lost four wickets in 137 runs, and after that, Mushfique scored 38 and Mahmudullah scored 46 runs. Bangladesh ended up scoring 256 runs from 8 wickets. However, this was not a fighting score, and India reached the victory in just 41.3 overs. Bangladesh vs South Africa Despite Mahmudullah's 111 runs from 111 balls, Bangladesh lost by a margin of 143 runs to South Africa at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on October 24. It was Bangladesh's fourth consecutive loss. South Africa batted first and scored a massive 382 runs for five wickets. For the Bangladesh team, Hasan Mahmud managed to take two wickets, while Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shoriful Islam, and Shakib Al Hasan each secured one wicket. In batting, other than Mahmudullah, no Bangladeshi players had significant scores.
In the 43rd game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Bangladesh will play against Australia on November 11 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. The match will start at 11 am Bangladesh time. Australia, who has won the championship five times before, wants to keep doing well so they can enter strongly in the semifinals. In their last game against Afghanistan, Australia had a record win where they turned things around and won when it seemed like they might lose. On the other hand, Bangladesh won against Sri Lanka in their previous game, but unfortunately, they won’t be moving on to the next round of the tournament. Bangladesh vs. Australia ODI in the 2023 World Cup: Match Preview Bangladesh’s World Cup journey is almost over. They came to India with the hope of making it to the semifinals, but unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned. The team’s confidence has taken a hit with consecutive defeats. After losing six times in a row, their dream of reaching the semifinals is no longer achievable, even though they won against Sri Lanka. Shakib Al Hasan won’t be playing for Bangladesh in the upcoming match in Pune. The team will take on Australia on November 11, but they’ll be without Shakib due to an injury, which comes as a surprise and a setback for them. Anamul Haque has been called up for the last match. In the upcoming game, Najmul Hossain Shanto will be leading the Bangladesh side. Even though Bangladesh secured a victory by three wickets in the last game against Sri Lanka, what will stand out more is the controversy over how Angelo Mathews was dismissed. Though Bangladesh won’t be in the running for the semifinals, Shanto will aim to perform well in this match and end the tournament on a positive note. On the other hand, against all expectations, Pat Cummins’ team pulled off a surprising win against Afghanistan in the last game, winning by three wickets. It was a tough situation, with Australia losing seven wickets for less than 100 runs during a significant run chase. But the Australian team’s confidence in themselves helped them come out on top. Now that they’ve reached the semifinals, the Aussies are aiming for a strong win to boost their momentum before the important upcoming match. However, Australian bowling hasn’t been performing at its peak in this tournament. To get back on track, they’ll rely on Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood to deliver a solid performance with the new ball. Adam Zampa has been doing a good job and will aim to bowl tightly in the middle overs along with Cummins. The presence of Maxwell and Marsh adds strength to this bowling attack. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: Maxwell's epic 201 brings Australia back from the dead, breaking Afghan hearts Bangladesh’s Performance in the ICC World Cup 2023 So Far Table: Stats of Bangladesh in the 2023 Men's ODI World Cup Tournament Match Score Result Afghanistan vs Bangladesh AFG 156, BAN 158/4 BAN won by 6 wickets (92 balls left) England vs Bangladesh ENG 364/9, BAN 227 ENG won by 137 runs Bangladesh vs New Zealand BAN 245/9, NZ 248/2 NZ won by 8 wickets (43 balls left) Bangladesh vs India BAN 256/8, IND 261/3 IND won by 7 wickets (51 balls left) South Africa vs Bangladesh SA-382/5, BAN-233 SA won by 149 runs Netherlands vs Bangladesh NED 229, BAN 142 NED won by 87 runs Bangladesh vs Pakistan BAN 204, PAK 205/3 PAK won by 7 wickets Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh SL 279, BAN 282/7 BAN won by 3 wickets In the 2023 Cricket World Cup, Bangladesh’s performance has been below average. They started strong with a convincing six-wicket victory over Afghanistan, where Shanto and Mehidy Hasan shone with the bat. However, their momentum was disrupted by England, who posted a challenging total of 364 runs. Despite a brave effort from Litton Das and others, Bangladesh fell short. The trend continued as New Zealand successfully chased Bangladesh’s target of 245 runs, and a strong opening partnership against India wasn’t enough as they succumbed to a defeat. Mahmudullah’s century against South Africa couldn’t prevent another loss and defeats to the Netherlands and Pakistan marked a challenging campaign for Bangladesh in the tournament. But Bangladesh seemed to be confident at the end as they won the last match against Sri Lanka. Australia’s Performance in the ICC World Cup 2023 So Far Table: Stats of Australia in the 2023 Men's ODI World Cup Tournament Match Score Result Australia vs India AUS 199, IND 201/4 India won by 6 wickets South Africa vs Australia SA 311/7, AUS 177 South Africa won by 134 runs Sri Lanka vs Australia SL 209, AUS 215/5 Australia won by 5 wickets Australia vs Pakistan AUS 367/9, PAK 305 Australia won by 62 runs Australia vs Netherlands AUS 399/8, NED 90/2 Australia won by 309 runs Australia vs New Zealand AUS 388, NZ 383/9 Australia won by 5 runs Australia vs England AUS 286, ENG 253 Australia won by 33 runs Afghanistan vs Australia AFG 291/5, AUS 293/7 Australia won by 3 wickets Despite a loss to India in the opening match, Australia bounced back with full spirit. In the second match, South Africa posed a 312 target, and Australia were all out for 177. But Australia’s batting dominance prevailed against Sri Lanka. The team’s batting ability continued in a high-scoring encounter against Pakistan, securing a 62-run victory. A spectacular showing against the Netherlands saw Australia triumph by a massive 309 runs. In the next match, a nail-biting clash with New Zealand ended in a narrow 5-run win for Australia. They maintained their winning streak against England, securing a 33-run victory. In a tight match against Afghanistan, Australia emerged victorious by 3 wickets, highlighting their competitive spirit in the tournament. Read more: World Cup 2023: Anamul Replaces Injured Shakib in Bangladesh Squad Bangladesh’s Predicted Playing XI Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mahedi Hasan Australia’s Predicted Playing XI Pat Cummins (c), Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood. Key Bangladeshi Players to Watch Najmul Hossain Shanto Although Shanto has not been in form in the whole World Cup, his 90 runs in the last match against Sri Lanka were significant. So, fans will expect another top performance from him. Mahmudullah With 296 runs from 6 innings, Mahmudullah is the top scorer for the Bangladesh team. He has made a considerable contribution in each World Cup 2023 match for Bangladesh. Mehidy Hasan Miraz Mehidy could not show his batting ability properly as he had to play in different positions in different matches. But, still, he scored 172 runs from 8 matches. However, he contributed with bowling, too, as he took 10 wickets and became the top wicket-taker for Bangladesh. Read more: Bangladesh’s matches in the 2nd Round Qualifiers of FIFA World Cup 2026: Schedules, Fixtures, Team Key Bangladeshi Players to Watch Glenn Maxwell After scoring 201 runs from 128 balls, all eyes will be on Maxwell in the next match. Further, he can push with his bowling skills, too. Maxwell took five wickets in six innings. David Warner With 446 runs from 8 innings, Warner is the top scorer for Australia in this World Cup. Further, he has a good record from Bangladesh as he bagged 206 runs from 2 ODI matches against Bangladesh. Final Words Bangladesh is no longer in the running for the semifinals, having won only two matches so far. However, the last match is still important for them because it determines their qualification for the ICC Champions Trophy in 2025. Only the top eight teams will make it, and Bangladesh wants to secure a consolation win in their final game of the 2023 World Cup against the five-time World Champions Australia. However, according to form and performance, Australia has a better chance to win this match. Read more: New Zealand tour of Bangladesh in 2023-2024: Schedules, Fixtures, Team