What happened in Cricket on October 30, 2023? – Check here

While India became the second team with the most wins in the ODI World Cup matches after beating defending champions England on Sunday, Afghanistan continued their dream run at the CWC 2023 and registered their third win in the tournament against Sri Lanka on Monday.

Today’s match preview:

ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Bangladesh vs Pakistan

Shakib Al Hasan-led Bangladesh won their CWC 2023 opener against Afghanistan and lost their next five matches while Babar Azam’s Pakistan are currently on a four-game losing streak after winning their only two matches against the likes of Sri Lanka and the Netherlands. Bangladesh and Pakistan are scheduled to square off against each other at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday at 02:00 p.m. IST.

WBBL 2023-24:  Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers

The fourth-placed Perth Scorchers are scheduled to host Ellyse Perry’s Sydney Sixers at the Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth on Tuesday at 02:40 p.m. IST. While the Scorchers managed the fourth spot with two wins and losses each, the Sixers are placed at the bottom with just one win in four matches.

Major cricket events that happened on October 30:

CWC 2023: Afghanistan continue good form with seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka

Afghanistan completed another clinical win in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 after beating Sri Lanka by seven wickets. With this triumph, the Afghani team has so far defeated former World Cup winners – England, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka in the 2023 edition of the tournament. Afghanistan also jumped up to the fifth spot on the points table with this victory. The Afghan Atlans will look to register their fourth win in the ongoing World Cup when they next face the Netherlands.


Mohammad Nabi takes brilliant balancing catch in AFG’s win against SL
Afghanistan’s Ikram Alikhil injures his finger, goes off-field against Sri Lanka in CWC 2023

Inzamam-ul-Haq announces resignation as  Pakistan chief selector

Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has submitted his resignation amidst the Pakistani team’s poor performance in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. The Men in Green have lost four straight games in the World Cup and received a lot of criticism regarding their poor results.  The former Pakistan captain was re-appointed as the chief selector in August prior to the World Cup. However, Pakistan’s recent performance in the tournament has put him under the scanners.

Sri Lanka superfan Uncle Percy passes away after prolonged illness

Sri Lankan superfan Percy Abeysekera aka Uncle Percy has passed away after a prolonged illness. The 87-year-old Sri Lankan followed the game since his childhood and was a hardcore fan of his national team. Uncle Percy was first seen supporting the Sri Lankan team in the 1979 World Cup and has been with the team ever since.

Lizelle Lee’s knock helps Hobart Hurricanes hand first loss to Sydney Thunder

South Africa wicketkeeper-batter Lizelle Lee displayed a tremendous performance with the bat as she scored 91 runs off just 54 balls with 12 fours and two sixes to help the Hurricanes post a decent total of 174 runs. In response, Heather Knight’s Thunder failed to reach the target and lost the game by 24 runs after managing just 150 runs in 20 overs at a loss of six wickets.

Hardik Pandya likely to return for ODI World Cup 2023 semifinals

The Rohit Sharma-led Team India are riding high on confidence as they are comfortably sitting at the top of the points table after defeating the reigning champions, England in their last fixture by 100 runs. However, Team India missed their star all-rounder Hardik Pandya for two consecutive matches after his injury against Bangladesh.  But what comes as good news, the Men in Blue are likely to have their star all-rounder join the team for the playoff stage of the ongoing tournament.

WATCH:  Angad Bedi dedicates gold medal to his late father Bishan Singh Bedi

Angad Bedi, the Bollywood actor and sprinter, won a gold medal in the 400m race on his international sprinting debut, completing the distance in 67 seconds, at the prestigious Open International Masters 2023 Athletics Championship in Dubai. The remarkable victory for Angad Bedi happened days after his father, the former Indian cricket team captain, Bishan Singh Bedi passed away, which prompted him to dedicate his gold medal to the great man.


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