Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj registered excellent figures of 6/21 as the Men in Blue cleaned up Sri Lanka for 50 and lifted Asia Cup 2023 with a dominating 10-wicket win in the final at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday, September 17.
Dunith Wellalage claimed 5/40 with his left-arm spin and also scored a valiant 42 not out off 46 balls apart from claiming two catches. His heroics, however, could prevent India from ending Sri Lanka’s 13-match winning streak in ODIs and booking a place in the Asia Cup 2023 final.
Pacer Matheesha Pathirana starred with 4/32 as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by five wickets in match number two of Asia Cup 2023 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Thursday, August 31. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first in the game, but were bundled out for 164 in 42.4 overs. Sri Lanka chased down the target in 39 overs.
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram reckons that India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be dangerous in the Asia Cup since any team can win on their day. Akram recalled that many were predicting an India vs Pakistan final in the Asia Cup last time, but Sri Lanka came back from a horrendous start to clinch the title.
India beat Sri Lanka by a mammoth 317 runs in the third one-day in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, January 15 to create a new record for the largest margin of victory by runs in men’s ODIs. Batting first after winning the toss, the Men in Blue posted a gigantic 390/5 on the board in their 50 overs.
Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav’s case is a unique one in Indian cricket. He might come up with exceptional performances, but might still get dropped for the next match. This has already happened on a couple of occasions, none more prominently than in Bangladesh, where he picked up eight wickets and scored a crucial 40 in the first Test. He was named Player of the Match in what was his Test comeback, but was not picked in the playing XI for the second Test of the series.
Senior Team India batter Virat Kohli has stated that he realizes he cannot play on for ever and wants to enjoy his playing time. He asserted that he is in a happy space and is approaching every game as if it is his last
Suryakumar Yadav smashed his third T20I century as India beat Sri Lanka by 91 runs in the third T20I at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Saturday, January 7. India batted first after winning the toss and put up a massive 228 for 5 on the board. Suryakumar was unbeaten on 112 off only 51 balls, smacking seven fours and nine sixes.
India T20I skipper Hardik Pandya did not blame young left-arm seamer Arshdeep Singh for the team’s 16-run loss in the second T20I against Sri Lanka in Pune on Thursday, January 5. He, however, did say that bowling no balls is a crime, referring to Arshdeep overstepping five times in the match on Thursday.