World Cup 2023: Cricket World Cup 2023 is starting from October 5. All 10 teams will play two warm-up matches before the start of the World Cup. Three warm-up matches were scheduled for Friday in this link but only two were played. Where Pakistan has been defeated by New Zealand by 5 wickets. So Bangladesh has defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets. When the match between South Africa and Afghanistan was canceled due to rain.
Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka
The first warm-up match of the World Cup was played between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Barsapar Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. Batting first in this match, the Sri Lankan team scored 263 runs in 49.1 overs. Pathum Nisanka scored 68 runs off 64 balls with the help of 8 fours and a six. So Dhananjay D’Silva played an innings of 55 runs in 79 balls. Mehdi Hasan took the most three wickets for Bangladesh.
Bangladesh achieved the target of 264 runs with the loss of three wickets with 48 balls to spare. Opening batsmen Tanjeed Hasan and Liton Das laid the foundation for the win. Tanjeed and Liton put on 131 runs for the first wicket. Tanjeed scored 84 runs with the help of 10 fours and two sixes while Liton played an innings of 61 runs. He hit 10 fours. After which Mehdi Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim won by batting brilliantly. Miraz scored 67 runs and Rahim remained not out with 35 runs.
— ICC (@ICC) September 29, 2023
The second warm-up match was to be played between South Africa and Afghanistan in Thiruvananthapuram. However, this match was canceled due to rain. South Africa will play their second practice match against New Zealand while Afghanistan will play against Sri Lanka.
Pakistan’s bowler’s son flew
The third and final warm-up match was played between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. In this match, Pakistan team scored 345 runs after losing 5 wickets while batting first. Wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwane Scored 103 runs off 94 balls with a brilliant century. Rizwan hit 9 fours and two sixes in his innings. Babar Azam scored 80 runs in 84 balls, he hit eight fours and two sixes. Saud Shakeel also played an explosive innings of 75 runs off 53 balls with the help of 5 fours and 4 sixes.
The New Zealand team achieved the target of 345 runs in 44 overs. Rachin Ravindra, who came to open, scored 97 runs in 72 balls which included 16 fours and one six. Daryl Mitchell scored 59 runs with the help of three fours and two sixes and Kane Williamson scored 54 runs in which he hit eight fours. Mark Chapman scored 65 not out. Chapman hit six fours and three sixes in his innings.
What a run chase! 👌
— ICC (@ICC) September 29, 2023
Who is Rachin Ravindra?
23 year old Rachin Ravindra is a cricketer of Indian origin. Ravindra’s father R. Krishnamurthy went to New Zealand with his work in the 90s. Where Rachin Ravindra was born in New Zealand. Rachin represented New Zealand in the U-19 World Cup in 2016 and 2018 and performed brilliantly. Rachin started his international career against Bangladesh in September 2021. The New Zealand team had high hopes from this all-rounder in the World Cup. On the Indian pitch, he can cause trouble for the opposition team with his spin bowling.
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