After winning the Player of the Match award for his 94-ball 122 knock, India's batting talisman Virat Kohli stated that he is prepared to return to the pitch on Tuesday and added that playing Test cricket will aid his recovery and enable him to play for a third straight day. Just like several of Kohli's previous knocks, this outstanding century against one of his favourite opponents Pakistan came with its share of remarkable records. Kohli went from 50 off 55 balls to an unbeaten 122 in 94 balls, smashing 72 runs off his last 39 balls to lift India to a tall total in the rain-interrupted Asia Cup Super Four clash against Pakistan. Batting alongside KL Rahul, Kohli was in top form as the duo dominated Pakistan's bowling attack.
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India vs England Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023 Warm Up Match: India Ready For Dress Rehearsal vs England
IND vs ENG, ICC World Cup Warm-up, Live Updates:India will be squaring off against England in their first warm-up match of the ODI World Cup 2023 on Saturday in Guwahati. The Indian team management will try to keep cards close and assess defending champions England's batting depth. It will be a good opportunity for Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja to test themselves and it is expected that all bowlers will be taking turns to bowl a few overs.
The Indian cricket team will take on England in its first World Cup warm-up match in Guwahati on Saturday. The Rohit Sharma-led side will try to keep cards close and assess defending champions England's batting depth. Both teams can use as many players as they want in order to finalise the best possible event for the main event starting October 5. With KL Rahul set to keep the gloves during the tournament, Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan could fight for a place in middle-order. It will also be a good opportunity for Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja to test themselves and it is expected that all bowlers will be taking turns to bowl a few overs.
India's star Virat Kohli and his actor wife Anushka Sharma are among the perfect couples one could find on social media. While Kohli, one of the finest batters in international cricket, has admitted that Anushka has been his perfect support, the Bollywood actor too has given her husband a lot of credit for her achievements in life. The couple often takes to social media to share its pictures together. Recently, Anushka put up a cute picture of her on social media during a promotional post and the comment of Kohli on it melted the internet.
The Indian team management will try to keep cards close and assess defending champions England's batting depth when the home team takes field for its first World Cup warm-up match game in Guwahati on Saturday. The warm-up games don't have an official status. Both teams can use as many players as they want and check out how some of the players respond in specific match situations. However no team would like to go full throttle and expose all their players or strategies during these games.
Former India batter Virender Sehwag has a piece of advice for Rohit Sharma and co. ahead of next month's ICC Cricket World Cup. India head into the tournament with an Asia Cup triumph, as well as a 2-1 series win over Australia. Sehwag, who was part of the India team that won the World Cup in 2011, revealed how the team approached the tournament, off the field, while also highlighting the importance of captain MS Dhoni and head coach Gary Kirsten.
The ODI World Cup 2023 has arrived, and it won't be unfair to say some of the biggest names in the sport could decide to hang their boots after the tournament is finished. When it comes to the Indian team, the names of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been discussed during 'retirement debates' among fans and experts. In fact, Kohli's former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) teammate AB de Villiers feels it might not be a bad idea for him to say goodbye if India go on to win this World Cup.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is optimistic about India's chance of winning the World Cup if the Men in Blue continue to play the same "good cricket" for the next 45 days. The cricket fever is all-time high all over the world as the World Cup is just a week away. Men in Blue are full of confidence after winning the Asia Cup and clinching a recently concluded ODI series against five-time World Champions Australia.
India vs Australia: Memes Galore As Fans Left Stunned With Washington Sundar Turning Opener For India
The Indian cricket team came up with a surprising strategy during the third ODI match against Australia in Rajkot as the team management decided to send Washington Sundar to open the batting with skipper Rohit Sharma. It was a calculated decision on their part as Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul were allowed to bat in their preferred batting positions ahead of Cricket World Cup 2023. However, he failed to impress and was dismissed for 18 off 30 deliveries. Fans were left stunned by the team management's move and social media were flooded with hilarious memes.