With days nearing the start of the Asia Cup 2023, the Men in Blue are at the NCA for a fitness check and the update of the same was shared by the former India skipper Virat Kohli. Kohli on Thursday, August 24 cleared the yo-yo- test and shared the result of the same with his fans via an Instagram story. Apart from this, there are cricket pundits who continue to talk of India’s Assia Cup squad especially with Yuzvendra Chahal’s snub and Tilak Varma’s inclusion.
Here in this article, we’ll see all the news from August 24.
With Asia Cup 2023 less than a week away, the Indian Cricket Team arrived at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for training camp before flying to Sri Lanka. Before the marquee event, the former Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper underwent the yo-yo test and passed it with a brilliant score of 17.2.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said that the batting side of the Indian cricket team will help the side win the World Cup 2023 . The ex-BCCI Chief said that though it is more than a decade since the Asian Giants won any ICC trophy, there is no need to panic. It is to be noted that the Indian team last won an ICC trophy when they beat England in the Champions Trophy Final in 2013.
WATCH: Rahmanullah Gurbaz smashes Shaheen Afridi for 16 runs in one over
R ahmanullah Gurbaz, the opening batter of Afghanistan, smashed 16 runs in one over against Shaheen Afridi of Pakistan, during the second ODI of the three-match series in Hambantota. At the score of 14-0 in four overs, Shaheen Afridi ran into an onslaught from Rahmanullah Gurbaz, who was looking to break the shackles with the bat.
Umesh Yadav, the Indian fast bowler, has signed a three match deal with Essex to appear in the Division One of the County Championship 2023 season in England. The 35-year-old is going to replace Doug Bracewell, the fast bowler from New Zealand in the squad, to be the second overseas player alongside Simon Harmer.
Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh expressed his d isappointment over Yuzvendra Chahal's exclusion from the Asia Cup 2023. Singh said that the Indian team will feel the absence of the leg spinner during the upcoming event. Notably, BCCI recently announced India’s Asia Cup squad , and since then Chahal’s exclusion from the squad has become a talking point.
The former Indian all-rounder Abhishek Nayar talked about how the 20-year-old Tilak Varma could be India’s trump card or x-factor in the ODI World Cup 2023 at home, during an interview with JioCinema. The 39-year-old, who had a fantastic career in the Ranji Trophy with Mumbai, was pleasantly surprised to see the call-up for the youngster in the Indian cricket team for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023, scheduled to be played from August 30 onwards.
WATCH: MS Dhoni celebrates Chandrayaan 3's historic soft landing on moon's south pole
August 23, 2023, will be a red letter day in India’s history as the Indian Space Research Organisation’s Chandrayaan-3 landed on the moon. Like the entire country, former Indian captain and cricketing great MS Dhoni was celebrating this monumental achievement. In a viral video, Dhoni applauds as Chandrayan-3 completes its soft landing on the South Pole of the Moon.
Afg hanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has returned to the Australian Big Bash League after making comments about boycotting the tournament earlier in 2023. Khan made startling statements slamming the Australian team for canceling their ODI series against Afghanistan after the Taliban's ban on university education for girls in the country.