Team India continued their dominant run in the 2023 World Cup, crushing Netherlands by 160 runs in the last league match of the tournament at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday, November 12. With their ninth consecutive win, India created a new record for their longest winning streak in the ICC World Cup. They had won eight games in a row during the 2003 edition.
Virat Kohli (101 not off 121 balls) scored his 49th ODI ton on his 35th birthday, while Ravindra Jadeja claimed 5/33 as India hammered South Africa by 243 runs in match number 37 of World Cup 2023 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday, November 5. With his ton, Kohli also drew level with Sachin Tendulkar’s long-standing record of 49 one-day hundreds.
India hammered Sri Lanka by a mammoth 302 runs in the match number 33 of World Cup 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday, November 2 to confirm their berth in the semi-finals of the competition. India thus became the first team to book their place in the final four.
India hammered England by 100 runs in match number 29 of the 2023 World Cup at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Sunday, October 29. With the win, India maintained their unbeaten run in the tournament and moved up to the top of the points table again, with 12 points from six games.
Mohammed Shami claimed 5/54 in his comeback match, while Virat Kohli hit 95 off 104 as India beat New Zealand by four wickets in match number 21 of the 2023 World Cup at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Sunday, October 22. With the win, the Men in Blue also ended their losing streak against the Kiwis in ICC events, which dated back to 2003 and also moved to the top of the points table.
India maintained their unbeaten run in the 2023 ODI World Cup, getting the better of Bangladesh by seven wickets in match number 17 of the tournament at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Thursday, October 19. The Men in Blue’s win on Thursday was their fourth in as many matches in this year’s World Cup.
India’s bowlers and Rohit Sharma combined as the Men in Blue hammered Pakistan by seven wickets in match number 12 of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Saturday, October 14.
Team India came up with a comprehensive performance to beat Australia by six wickets in match number five of the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday, October 8. Bowling first after losing the toss. India held Australia to 199 as Ravindra Jadeja claimed 3/28. KL Rahul (97 off 115) and Virat Kohli (85 off 116) then added 165 for the fourth wicket to help India recover from 2/3. The hosts got past the winning line in 41.2 overs.
Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has made an interesting comment, stating that he would prefer Ravichandran Ashwin over Kuldeep Yadav in India’s playing XI during the upcoming World Cup. Kuldeep has been brilliant for India in ODIs this year. In fact, he is the leading Indian wicket-taker in 2023, with 33 scalps. The left-arm wrist-spinner was also the Player of the Match in the Asia Cup that India won.