What happened in Cricket on October 18, 2023? – Check here

The 2019 ODI World Cup runners-up, New Zealand continued their strong form in the ongoing World Cup and clinched the top spot in the standings with a perfect record in four matches. On the other hand, the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2023 will resume its fixtures on Thursday, October 19.

Today’s match preview:

ODI World Cup 2023: India vs Bangladesh

Team India, who are currently unbeaten in the ODI World Cup 2023 are scheduled to take on their Asian rivals Bangladesh, who are at the sixth spot. The 17th match in the World Cup between India and Bangladesh will be played at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Thursday at 02:00 p.m. IST.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

In the five SMAT 2023 groups, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Baroda, and Chattisgarh from Group A, Chandigarh, and Kerala from Group B, and Railways, Gujarat, and Goa from Group C are the only teams who have won their opening two fixtures. After a one-day break, the SMAT 2023 has returned with Haryana-Jammu Kashmir, Bihar-Kerala, and Saurashtra-Manipur currently facing each other.

Major cricket events that happened on October 18:

Phillips and Santner help New Zealand register a 149-run win over Afghanistan

New Zealand completed their fourth straight win in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 after defeating Afghanistan by 149 runs in Chennai. Batting first, the Kiwis had a shaky start with Devon Conway getting out early. But a few dropped catches helped the Kiwi crawl back and post a massive 288-run total as Glenn Philips, Tom Latham, and Will Young scored fifties. In the bowling department,  Mitchell Santner and Lockie Ferguson picked up three wickets each to bowl out Afghanistan at 139 runs in 35 overs.

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Call on Shakib Al Hasan’s fitness to be taken on matchday, confirms Bangladesh coach

Although the Men in Blue have seen the return of Shubman Gill, the Bangladesh team have a sign of worry as their skipper, Shakib Al Hasan had a slight quad tear in their last match of the CWC 2023. Speaking ahead of the match, Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha said that Shakib had a good batting session on Tuesday but the scan results are still awaited.

Ben Stokes to play England’s match against South Africa in Mumbai

England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be playing his first match in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 against South Africa in Mumbai. The Three Lions have had a poor start in the World Cup with two losses from the first three games and missed the services of Stokes due to a hip injury. England’s head coach Matthew Mott gave an update on Stokes, saying the team is “confident” he would play against the Proteas.

Rohit Sharma receives traffic challans for over-speeding on Mumbai-Pune expressway

Indian captain Rohit Sharma has reportedly been issued three traffic tickets for over-speeding on the Mumbai-Pune expressway as he arrived for training at Team India’s training ahead of the game against Bangladesh. The Men in Blue, after winning three back-to-back games, will take on Bangladesh at the MCA Stadium in Pune

Danish Kaneria slams PCB for complaining to ICC about Ahmedabad crowd

Former Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board for complaining to the International Cricket Council (ICC). Notably, the Pakistani board registered complaints against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday, October 17. The board raised multiple issues with the Ahmedabad crowd’s behaviour during the India versus Pakistan match on October 14, Saturday.

Shane Bond part ways with Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2024

Former New Zealand pacer and Mumbai Indians bowling coach, Shane Bond has parted ways with his IPL franchise. The five-time IPL champions on Wednesday, October 18 took to social media to extend their gratitude to the former Kiwi player as he decided to quit his position as a bowling coach with the Mumbai Indians.


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