New Delhi. Even though the ICC World Cup 2023 is to be held in the month of October-November this year, but the stir has already started. The round of World Cup qualifier matches will begin on Sunday, June 18, in which 10 teams including West Indies and Sri Lanka will participate. The 2 teams that reach the final will qualify for the World Cup 2023. Everyone is aware of the craze for cricket in India. Since India is hosting the World Cup this time, fans will have high expectations from Team India. Fans are angry about the performance of the Indian team in the WTC final, so a good performance in the World Cup-2023 can heal their wounds. The performance of the Indian team in the 21st century has been explosive. Leaving the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies as an exception, Team India has definitely reached at least the semi-finals every time.
India reached semi-finals in World Cup 2019
In the last World Cup (2019) held in England, the Indian team also reached the semi-finals, where due to the defeat from New Zealand, it got an unexpected stop on the victory campaign. In the tournament, 4 years ago, on June 16, there was a match between the arch-rivals India and Pakistan, which Team India won unilaterally by 89 runs (D/L method).
Kuldeep’s charismatic ball won hearts
Rohit Sharma’s century in the match (140 runs, 78 balls, 14 fours and 3 sixes) and ‘Chinaman’ bowler Kuldeep Yadav (Kuldeep Yadav) threw the charismatic ball to Babar Azam in the hearts and minds of the fans till now. Will be fresh This ball of Kuldeep can be considered the best ball of World Cup-2023, which made the way to Indian victory easier by making a dent in the defense of Pakistan’s dashing batsman Babar Azam. Babar was left standing just standing on this ball and the ball flew away with his wicket. This ball of Kuldeep had turned so fast after hitting outside the off-stump from a good height that Babar was taken aback. This was an excellent ball from the left spinner. Babar extended the bat to block but this ball took his wicket from the gap between the bat and the pand.
— ICC (@ICC) June 17, 2019
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 16, 2023