What happened in Cricket on October 19, 2023? – Check here

Team India continued their winning run in the ongoing ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 as they defeated Bangladesh on Thursday at the MCA Stadium in Pune by seven wickets. Despite the victory, India remain in the second spot in the standings behind New Zealand due to the latter’s better run rate. On the other hand, the Women’s Big Bash League 2023-24 has also started with last year’s runners-up Sydney Sixers losing to Melbourne Stars in the opener on Thursday.

Today’s match preview:

ODI World Cup 2023: Australia vs Pakistan

After beginning the CWC 2023 on a losing note, Australia finally registered their first win in the ODI World Cup 2023 in their last match against Sri Lanka and will look to continue on the winning ways when they face Pakistan in their next match on Friday. Pakistan, on the other hand, who won their first two matches and lost their last game against hosts India, will face Australia at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru at 02:00 p.m. IST.

WBBL 2023-24: Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades

The second match of the Women’s Big Bash League 2023-24 is scheduled between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Renegades at the Junction Oval on Friday at 09:30 a.m. IST. Australian left-arm bowler Jess Jonassen is the captain of the Heat while West Indies skipper Hayley Matthews leads the Renegades. Hayley won the toss as Melbourne opted to bowl first.

WBBL 2023-24: Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers

The tournament’s third match will be played between Hobart Hurricanes and Perth Scorchers at the  University of Tasmania Stadium on Friday at 01:40 p.m. IST. Australian batter  Elyse Villani is the captain of Hobart while New Zealand all-rounder Sophie Devine leads the Scorchers in the WBBL 2023-24.

Major cricket events that happened on October 19:

Virat Kohli’s ton helps India beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets

The Indian team continued its winning run in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 with a seven-wicket win against Bangladesh. Batting first, the Bangladeshi side registered a total of 256 runs at a loss of eight wickets. While chasing the target, the Indian top order displayed their tremendous form as skipper Rohit Sharma smashed 48-off-40 while Shubman Gill scored his first fifty in the CWC 2023. However, the Player of the Match was Virat Kohli, who scored his first century in the ongoing tournament and helped India win the game by seven wickets with 51 balls remaining.

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WBBL 2023-24: Melbourne Strikers beat Sydney Sixers by 2 runs in opener

Australia and Melbourne Strikers captain Meg Lanning scored 55 runs off just 34 balls with eight fours and one six to help her side post a total of 165 runs. On the other hand, Sydney Sixers skipper Ashleigh Gardner displayed an all-round performance by picking up two wickets in her four-over-23-run spell and scored 72-off-44 with nine fours and two sixes. Despite Gardner’s impressive performance, last year’s runners-up lost the match by two runs.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2023: Nine of 38 teams are unbeaten after three matches

Gujarat, Kerala, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Jharkhand, and Vidarbha are the nine teams who are unbeaten in the SMAT 2023. While Gujarat, Kerala, Hyderabad, and Mumbai won their opening three matches, Vidarbha and Jharkhand have won two matches they played so far. On the other hand, Delhi and Tamil Nadu won two of their three matches as one game ended with no result while Karnataka played two matches, winning one and one was abandoned.

Sri Lanka announce Angelo Mathews and Dushmantha Chameera as travelling reserves for CWC 2023

The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 has featured a couple of upsets as Afghanistan beat defending champions England while the Netherlands got the better of South Africa. However, one team has been struggling to find its rhythm in the World Cup is Sri Lanka, which are the only team yet to win a match in the competition. Ahead of their next game against the Netherlands, Sri Lanka Cricket has announced Angelo Mathews and Dushmantha Chameera as their travelling reserves.

Mumbai Cricket to unveil Sachin Tendulkar’s statue at Wankhede Stadium on November 1

The life-size statue of Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar at the iconic Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai will be unveiled on November 1. The statue will be placed near the Sachin Tendulkar Stand at the stadium, where India won their second ODI World Cup title in 2011. According to a few early reports, the inauguration of the statue will be a high-profile event, with a prominent minister doing the honours just before the World Cup matches.

WPL 2024 announces Player Retention list

The window for the five franchises to retain players for the TATA Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 season came to an end on October 15, 2023. While 60 players, including 21 overseas cricketers, were retained across five franchises, 29 players were released from their existing squads.

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