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Cricket World Cup review: Australia completes superb 2023, India … – Yahoo News

A look at the 2023 Cricket World Cup, which was dominated by India until the host nation ran into a formidable performance by Australia in the final:


Australia regained its status as the king of ODI cricket to cap a stunning second half of 2023 when the team became world champion in test cricket and also retained the Ashes — for some, the pinnacle of the sport — by drawing a high-octane test series in England. Pat Cummins was the captain throughout it all and will go down as one of Australia’s great all-format cricket leaders. Travis Head, meanwhile, was player of the match in both the World Test Championship final against India in June and the World Cup final against the same opponent five months later. Australia has a long-held reputation for producing when it really matters, and beating India in its own back yard in front of nearly 100,000 spectators for a record-extending sixth title was another demonstration of that.


India did everything right at the World Cup, delivering nine straight huge wins in the group stage and then another in the semifinals against New Zealand. It was all set up for them on Sunday — the best batting and bowling lineup playing in front of its prime minister and 92,000 fans in the world’s biggest cricket venue built especially for this moment, while a cricket-loving nation of 1.4 billion people held its breath. No wonder Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and the rest of the India team looked so heartbroken after Australia upset the odds and ensured an eerie silence spread through the Narendra Modi stadium that was a sea of Indian blue. Fans were seen crossing their fingers during the match and in tears afterward. India, the country which holds much of the power in world cricket, remains stuck on two 50-over World Cup titles. Since winning the 50-over World Cup in 2011, India has lost the T20 World Cup final in 2014, the Champions Trophy final in 2017, the World Test Championship finals in 2021 and this year, and now this World Cup final on home soil.


It had to be Kohli, the India great who strengthened his status as the best player of his generation with a tournament-high 765 runs. No player had ever scored in excess of 700 runs in a single World Cup until “The King” scored three hundreds — including a record 50th in ODIs, surpassing the mark of his idol Sachin Tendulkar — as well as six half-centuries to average 95.62 in 11 innings. Kohli looked like he wanted to be anywhere else as he collected his award for the tournament’s best player after the final. Eventually, he’ll look back on this World Cup with pride, as well as some regret his team couldn’t get over the line.


The ICC’s team of the tournament contained six of India’s beaten finalists and only two of Australia’s champions. There was a spot for a player from the underwhelming Sri Lanka team, pacer Dilshan Madushanka, and no sight of anyone from the big disappointment of the World Cup, ousted champion England, or the surprise of the tournament, Afghanistan. The team: Quinton de Kock (South Africa), Rohit Sharma (India), Virat Kohli (India), Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand), KL Rahul (India), Glenn Maxwell (Australia), Ravindra Jadeja (India), Jasprit Bumrah (India), Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka), Adam Zampa (Australia), Mohammed Shami (India).


Glenn Maxwell’s outrageous 201 not out against Afghanistan is being widely viewed as the best innings in World Cup history and one of the greatest knocks ever in cricket. He finished it barely able to move because his legs had cramped up and it resembled a golfer teeing off to a moving ball. Fittingly, it finished with him smashing the ball over deep midwicket for a match-clinching six. “Ridiculous,” was how Australia captain Pat Cummins summed it up. “It has got to be the greatest thing that has ever happened.” It was the 11th double-hundred in ODIs, but the first in a team chasing.


There’s a long list of players for whom this was likely their final World Cup. De Kock announced before the tournament that he’d be quitting the format and he signed out in style with 594 runs in 10 innings at an average of 59.40 for the Proteas, with only Kohli scoring more. Another opener, David Warner, is in the midst of a long goodbye to international cricket and ended his ODI career with another World Cup winner’s medal. Afghanistan fast-bowler Naveen-ul-Haq and England left-arm quick David Willey were among the less-celebrated players to have already ended their ODI careers, while Sharma (age 36) and injury-prone Ben Stokes (age 32) are cricket greats who might not be seen again at the tournament.


Men’s tournament cricket is off, for the first time, to the United States as the ICC looks to break new ground and expand into new markets. Next year’s Twenty20 World Cup will be co-hosted by the U.S. and the Caribbean from June 4-30, with Grand Prairie outside Dallas, Broward County in Florida and Nassau County, New York, staging matches at American venues. There will be seven venues in the Caribbean. The United States qualifies as hosts and will be playing in a limited-overs World Cup for the first time. The country played in the 50-over Champions Trophy in 2004, losing both of its group-stage matches. The next men’s 50-over World Cup is in 2027 and scheduled to be staged in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia.


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Ireland Tour Of Zimbabwe 2023, Live Streaming And Schedule: When And Where To Watch ZIM Vs IRE Matches – Outlook India

The Ireland cricket team are going to play two white-ball series consisting of three ODIs and three T20Is against Zimbabwe. The T20 match series is scheduled to start from December 7, 2023, and will conclude on December 10, 2023. (More Cricket News)

Another series of three ODIs are scheduled to start from December 13 and will end on December 17, 2023. All the matches will be played at the Harare Sports Club, Harare. Ireland have announced their squad for the Zimbabwe tour. Paul Stirling will be leading both the T20 and ODI teams.

Zimbabwe will be looking forward to winning both the series at home. It will be interesting to see when Ireland will be challenging them in their home with the intention of winning both series.


Zimbabwe and Ireland have played 19 matches against each other in ODI. Both the teams have won eight games each, with one tie. Both the teams clashed in 11 T20Is and Ireland have won six matches while Zimbabwe have won five matches.


Ireland T20I Squad

Paul Stirling (C), Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Graham Hume, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Theo van Woerkom, Craig Young

Ireland ODI Squad

Paul Stirling (C), Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Graham Hume, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Theo van Woerkom, Craig Young

Zimbabwe are yet to announce their squad for the home series.

Here are the live-streaming and other information details for the Ireland tour of Zimbabwe 2023:   

Where will the Zimbabwe Vs Ireland match be played?

The Zimbabwe Vs Ireland match will be played at Harare Sports Club, Harare. 

Where will the Zimbabwe Vs Ireland be live-streamed?  

All the Zimbabwe Vs Ireland matches will be live-streamed on the Fancode app and website in India. 
Find below the Ireland tour of Zimbabwe 2023 Full Schedule and Match Timings (all timings in IST):


Match Details 


Dec 7, Thu 

Zimbabwe Vs Ireland, 1st T20I, Harare Sports Club, Harare 

9:30 PM 

Dec 9, Sat 

Zimbabwe Vs Ireland, 2nd T20I, Harare Sports Club, Harare 

4:30 PM 

Dec 10, Sun 

Zimbabwe Vs Ireland, 3rd T20I, Harare Sports Club, Harare 

4:30 PM 

Dec 13, Wed 

Zimbabwe Vs Ireland, 1st ODI, Harare Sports Club, Harare 

12:45 PM 

Dec 15, Fri 

Zimbabwe Vs Ireland, 2nd ODI, Harare Sports Club, Harare 

12:45 PM 

Dec 17, Sun 

Zimbabwe Vs Ireland, 3rd ODI, Harare Sports Club, Harare 

12:45 PM 


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Uganda Qualify For T20 World Cup As Zimbabwe Miss Out – Barron’s

Uganda will make their first appearance at a cricket World Cup next year after qualifying on Thursday for the T20 tournament to be hosted by the West Indies and the United States.

A nine-wicket win over Rwanda secured Uganda second place in the African regional qualifying event, joining Namibia at the 2024 T20 World Cup while eliminating Zimbabwe from contention.

Uganda bowled Rwanda out for just 65 and knocked off the runs in 8.1 overs to record their fifth win in six matches in Windhoek.

Qualifying hosts Namibia sealed their spot on Tuesday with a 58-run win over Tanzania, ensuring they will play at a third consecutive T20 World Cup.

Zimbabwe, who lost to both Namibia and Uganda, will miss out for the second time in three editions.

They did not participate in the 2021 showpiece after the ICC suspended Zimbabwe’s membership because of government interference.

Zimbabwe also failed to reach the last two 50-over World Cups. Their recent absence in India cost them the chance to qualify for the 2025 Champions Trophy.


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African minnows Uganda stun cricket, qualify for T20 World Cup … – Fox Sports

Uganda has qualified for the men’s T20 World Cup for the first time in the nation’s history.

The 23rd-ranked side smashed Rwanda on Thursday to guarantee they would advance along with Namibia out of the African qualifiers.

But that in turn meant Zimbabwe, who beat eventual finalist Pakistan at the 2022 tournament, has missed out altogether and will not appear in the 20-team field.

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“It is pretty surreal,” Uganda captain Brian Masaba said.

“I can’t put words to the emotions we are feeling now as a team. It’s massive for Ugandan cricket and huge for African cricket, especially, for a country like Uganda to make it to the World Cup.”

Uganda’s upset win over Zimbabwe last weekend by five wickets came in their first T20 international against a full ICC member.

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Having already beaten Tanzania to begin the tournament they went on to beat Nigeria and Kenya before sealing qualification by chasing down a target of 66 in just 8.1 overs against Rwanda.

Zimbabwe was the top-ranked side in the qualifier, 11th, and has competed in six of the previous eight T20 World Cups.

The 2024 tournament will be held in the United States and the West Indies.

The 20 qualifiers will be split into four groups of five with the top two in each group advancing to the Super 8 stage. They will there be divided into two groups of four, with the top two advancing into the knockouts, before the final on June 30.


Hosts: United States, West Indies

Top 8 from 2022 T20 World Cup: Australia, England, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka

Next two highest-ranked nations: Afghanistan, Bangladesh

Europe Qualifier: Ireland, Scotland

East Asia/Pacific Qualifier: Papua New Guinea

Americas Qualifier: Canada

Asia Qualifier: Nepal, Oman

Africa Qualifier: Namibia, Uganda

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