Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

As the days approach near the start of the Asia Cup and the ODI World Cup, all sides have been gearing to put their best team forward. Similarly in India, KL Rahul is close to be match fit with India set to take on Pakistan on September 2 in Kandy. Even former Team India skipper Virat Kohli opened up of what the players are looking towards in the coming months. Here in this article, we’ll take you through all the cricket coverage from around the globe from August 28.


WATCH: KL Rahul proves fitness, smashes big six in training ahead of Asia Cup 2023

During day 4 of Team India’s training camp, KL Rahul got a step closer to being ready for the upcoming Asia Cup, after hitting a big six at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru on August 28, Monday. The 31-year-old batter has been sweating it out at the training camp, taking the wicket-keeping gloves apart from batting in the middle, in his bid to recover from the niggle he had suffered recently.


Nobody wants to win more than the players: Virat Kohli on pressure ahead of ODI World Cup 2023

India’s senior batsman, Virat Kohli, is preparing hard for the high-voltage Cricket World Cup, which is scheduled to begin in October in India.   During a promotional event  w hen asked about the pressure he is facing before this year’s World Cup, Kohli replied, "The pressure is always there. The fans always say we want the team to win a cup very badly. I'd like to say no more than me. So, I'm in the right place. Honestly, I know the expectations and the emotions of the people are there. He also stated that nobody wants to win the Cup more than the players, not even the fans.


WATCH: Pakistan unveil ‘Star Nation Jersey’ for 2023 World Cup

With less than 40 days to go until the World Cup, excitement is rising amongst cricket fans across the world.   Amidst all the anticipation, Pakistan has unveiled its official World Cup jersey. The jersey was officially revealed via the official social media handle of the Pakistan Cricket Board. 


‘Pakistan 2023’ to not be written on any team’s jersey at Asia Cup 2023; know why

As opposed to what was expected earlier, 'Pakistan 2023' will not be written on any team's jersey at the Asia Cup 2023.  It is to be noted that t he name of the host country is generally written on the jerseys of all teams as a mark of respect, but after the release of Pakistan’s jersey, it appeared that this would not be the case at the continental showpiece this year.


Glenn Maxwell ruled out of T20I series against South Africa; doubtful for ODI World Cup 2023

The Australian team has suffered a major as their star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been ruled out of the three-match T20I series against South Africa. The 34-year-old has aggravated his left ankle which has led to the pro missing out the three T20Is.  W ith the ODI World Cup just in a months' time, Maxwell’s inclusion in the ODI series as well ODI World Cup in India now remains in a fix.  


High Court orders Rajinikanth's ‘Jailer’ movie team to remove scenes showing RCB jersey

The Delhi High Court has ordered the Rajinikanth-starrer "Jailer" movie producers to make sure that starting on September 1, no theatres display the IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) jersey, which is worn by a contract killer in one of the movie's sequences.


AB de Villiers expresses disappointment on Yuzvendra Chahal’s Asia Cup 2023 omission

AB de Villiers, the former South Africa captain, in his recent show on YouTube, shared his disappointment with Yuzvendra Chahal getting omitted from the Indian squad for the Asia Cup 2023. The 39-year-old, who was once a teammate of the Indian leg spinner at the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, talked about how handy and skillful a bowler he is.


Kane Williamson handed two-week to prove his fitness for ODI World Cup: Reports

The New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Board has given their skipper, Kane Williamson, a period of two weeks to prove his complete fitness ahead of the World Cup. Williamson, who is rehabilitating from a knee injury he suffered during the opening match of the IPL 2023, will be looking to get fit as fast as possible and lead the Kiwis in the World Cup. 


WATCH: Fan touches MS Dhoni’s feet; latter’s spontaneous reaction surfaces

The cricketer, who is respected and loved around the globe was once again witness of his greatness. In a viral video, a fan can be seen approaching Dhoni and touching his feet. While what was shocking that the legendary cricketer stopped her from doing this and instead prefers to shake hands.


Virat Kohli gets new hairstyle ahead of Asia Cup; picture surfaces

Kohli has not only dominated against all bowling attacks all over the world, irrespective of the format he has featured in, he has also dominated the hearts of several fans with his persona. An instance of the same was visible when a picture of the cricketer with a brand new haircut went viral in seconds.


WATCH: Babar Azam delivers inspiring speech after Pakistan claims No. 1 ODI Rankings ahead of Asia Cup 2023

The Men in Green are back in Pakistan and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) shared a video of their skipper giving an inspiring speech in the dressing room ahead of the continental tournament. While the side is currently training ahead of the Asia Cup, he hailed his teammates for this achievement in the post-training address.


WATCH: Rishabh Pant begins intense training; Delhi Capitals teammate shares heartfelt comment

Rishabh Pant, the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman who is recovering from injuries sustained last year, has started intense fitness training. Pant’s recovery has been faster than expected, and the left-handed batter has already started proper batting practice along with fitness drills. David Warner replaced Pant as the Delhi Capitals captain in IPL 2023, but the Capitals missed the wicketkeeper batsman badly, finishing ninth. The Aussie opener was quick to leave a wholesome comment under his IPL teammate’s post, as he wrote, “This make me smile and very happy.”


Big opportunity to lift the World Cup: Mithali Raj evaluates India’s chances in favourable home conditions

On August 28, Sunday, Mithali Raj, the former captain of the India women’s cricket team, said that the Men in Blue have a big opportunity to lift the Cricket World Cup later this year. While speaking on the sidelines of a women’s tournament final in Jammu and Kashmir, the 40-year-old has evaluated that the favourable home conditions could be one of the biggest reasons why India can do well at the upcoming tournament.


WATCH: Kieron Pollard smashes three consecutive sixes in his side’s 6-wicket win

Chasing a target of 179 runs, wicketkeeper-batter Nicholas Pooran provided a great start after the side lost the two openers in Chadwick Walton and Martin Guptill at 6 and 7 respectively. Pooran continued his run of form from the India series with a knock off 61 off 32 deliveries. Although he wasn’t the sole performer, skipper Kieron Pollard also leashed his firepower, hitting four sixes off Izharulhaq Naveed in the 15th over.


WATCH: Sunil Narine walks off the field after receiving first-ever red card in CPL
West Indian spinner Sunil Narine became the first recipient of a red card in the Caribbean Premier League as the Trinbago Knight Riders were three overs behind when the dedicated time ended. The Knight Riders had only 10 men on the field for the last three overs and only two outside the 30-yard circle, which put them at a huge disadvantage.