What all happened in cricket on August 9, 2023?

August 9 was another blockbuster in the cricketing world as the International Cricket Council announced the revised schedule for the ICC ODI World Cup later this year in India. Taking off on the marquee event, New Zealand star Trent Boult returns to the squad with the possibility of playing in the World Cup. Whereas in other 50-over action, Indian batter Prithvi Shaw lit up the Royal London Cup with a dazzling 244 against Somerset. 

In this article, we will take you through all the big stories from August 9 surrounding the cricket arena.

India to play Pakistan on October 14; revised ICC ODI World Cup schedule announce d

The eagerly-awaited contest between India and Pakistan at this year’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup has been rescheduled to a different day, while details of eight other matches have also been changed. The clash between India and Pakistan was originally slated to take place in Ahmedabad on Sunday, 15 October, but this has been moved a day earlier and will now be held at the same venue on Saturday, 14 October.

Asia Cup 2023: Team India to display “Pakistan” on jerseys for first time in history

The highly anticipated Asia Cup 2023 fixture between India and Pakistan will see a major addition to Team India’s kit as the jersey will display “Pakistan”. The teams participating in the contest have to sport an Asia Cup logo on their jerseys for the 2023 edition and it has come to notice that the name of the hosts will appear at the bottom of the logo with the edition. The Indian cricketers will have “Pakistan” written on their jerseys as a mark of respect for the host nation.

When will tickets go live for ICC ODI World Cup 2023?

Fans can register for the Cricket World Cup in India from  August 15 as the tickets will be available to buy from August 25. The ticket sales will take place in phases starting from the Non-India warm-up matches and all non-India event matches on August 25 to the semifinals and final on September 15. Tickets for India games will be available from August 30.

KL Rahul’s availability for Asia Cup 2023 to be decided after practice matches: Reports

The National Cricket Academy (NCA) reportedly scheduled a practice match for Indian wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul, either on Saturday, August 12 or Sunday, August 13. As per the reports, the final call on the availability of Rahul for the forthcoming Asia Cup 2023 would be made on his performance in the match. 

Prithvi Shaw creates history with record-breaking double ton in England’s One Day Cup

Prithvi Shaw has etched his name in the history books by scoring an unbeaten 244 off just 153 balls in the Royal London One-Day Cup 2023. Playing for Northamptonshire against Somerset on Wednesday, August 9, Shaw became the first Indian and only the third player in the world to hit a double hundred in the tournament.

Pakistan announce squad for Afghanistan series and Asia Cup 2023

Babar Azam (capt), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Saud Shakeel, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Haris (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim.

Trent Boult likely to be picked for ODI World Cup 2023

Trent Boult has made his return to the New Zealand squad for the upcoming England tour starting on August 30. Boult has been out of the national squad since being released from New Zealand cricket’s central contract in June 2023. But with Boult’s return, the left-arm speedster is set to be picked for the Blackcaps’ squad for the ODI World Cup 2023 in India as per sources close to SportsTiger. 

NZ head coach Gary Stead shares update on Kane Williamson’s Injury

The New Zealand cricket team is ready to take a gamble on their star batsman and captain, Kane Williamson, who is recovering from a serious injury, for the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup 2023 in India. Williamson suffered a ruptured right ACL in the IPL and has been undergoing a rigorous rehabilitation program ever since. Hence Stead said that the selectors will give Williamson a chance to prove his fitness and will consider naming him in the World Cup squad.

Ravindra Jadeja underwent doping tests thrice in 2023, No tests for Rohit and Kohli

Ravindra Jadeja, the star all-rounder for India, provided dope samples three times between January and May of this year, making him the most-tested cricketer during this time, according to data given by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). But during the first five months of 2023, neither the India skipper Rohit Sharma nor Virat Kohli faced any tests.

India needs someone like Ben Stokes or Cameron Green: Nasser Hussain

Former England captain Nasser Hussain said that the Indian side is missing a seam bowler, who can also bat for them on international expeditions. While speaking during the  ICC review, Hussain added that having a player like Ben Stokes or Cameron Green can help India win their overseas tournaments. 

Mushkil kaam aap karo, Asaan kaam mein Kar leta hoo: Irfan Pathan’s post creates stir on Twitter

Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan created a stir on Twitter after posting, “Mushkil kaam aap karo, Asaan kaam mein Kar leta hoo”. The comment was made after India’s win in the 3rd T20I against West Indies and hence fans related the tweet to Hardik Pandya for not promoting himself in the batting order when the team was in early trouble.

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