Asia Cup: Injuries so close to the WC could really cost you, admits Rahul Dravid
With 17 days left for the Men’s ODI World Cup to begin, many sides are having injury issues. Australia saw left-handed batter Travis Head suffer a left hand fracture, with captain Pat Cummins, Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc recovering from their injuries.
Asia Cup: Mohammed Siraj's deadly six-wicket haul sets up India's eighth title win
After play resumed at 3:40 pm, due to rain delaying the start, Siraj got massive help from movement off the pitch, making the ball talk both ways and leaving Sri Lanka batters bamboozled to pick a magnificent career-best 6-21 in seven overs, including four scalps coming in his second over of the game.
Asia Cup: Mohammed Siraj becomes first Indian bowler to bag four wickets in one over of men’s ODIs
In a match in which spin was felt to have called the shots more, Siraj stood out with his swing and usage of the crease to blow Sri Lanka away.
Asia Cup 2023: Axar ruled out with injury, Washington Sundar comes in for final against Sri Lanka
Axar Patel suffered a left quadriceps strain during India's Super Four match against Bangladesh on Friday. India slumped to a narrow, six-run defeat in their final Super 4 stage match.
Babar, Shaheen get into a verbal spat after Pakistan's Asia Cup exit: Report
According to reports, both players indulged in a heated exchange of words after Babar’s comment ‘Players are not playing responsibly’ during the post-match presentation after the shocking last-over defeat on Thursday, knocked Pakistan out of the tournament.
Asia Cup 2023: Gill’s class, his timing, his form, is very important at the top of the order, says Hayden
On a tough pitch at the R. Premadasa Stadium where very few of his teammates clicked with the bat, Gill stood tall against Bangladesh’s four-man spin attack to hit a sparkling 121 off 133 balls. He used his feet and crease well and was reliant on strike rotation too while hitting eight fours and five sixes, though it went in vain as India lost by six runs.
Asia Cup: Shubman Gill’s fifth ODI century in vain as Bangladesh edge India by six runs
After captain Shakib Al Hasan and Towhid Hridoy hit half-centuries before the lower-order batters stepped up in carrying Bangladesh to 265/8, Tanzim Hasan Sakib took 2/32 on debut before the four-man spin attack relied on turn and bounce from the pitch to apply the choke on India.