There are a number of players participating in the mega event for the first time. Plenty of them have featured in the internationals before but are yet to put their mark on a global event. Previous tournaments have produced heroes like Kevin O'Brien, Mashrafe Murtaza and Lasith Malinga and the upcoming World Cup will surely see some known talents making a buzz
Shubman Gill (104 off 97) and Shreyas Iyer (105 off 90) hit superlative tons as India beat Australia by 99 runs [DLS method] at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Sunday, September 24 in the second ODI of the three-match series. With the comprehensive win, the Men in Blue clinched the series 2-0 and also maintained their unbeaten ODI record in Indore.
Mohammed Shami claimed five wickets, while four Indian batters struck half-centuries as India beat Australia by five wickets at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali in on Friday, September 22 in the first ODI of the three-match series.
Former New Zealand pacer-turned-commentator Simon Doull reckons that getting Test status is the worst thing to have happened to Ireland cricket. As per Doull, Ireland cricket was at its peak when their players were featuring in county cricket on a regular basis.