Monday was full of cricketing action as Team India registered their first win of their Asia Cup 2023 campaign against Nepal in a rain-affected match. On the other hand, the Kiwis received a big boost ahead of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
Check here, what happened in cricket across the globe on September 4:
Team India guaranteed qualification to the Super 4s stage of the Asia Cup 2023 after beating Nepal by 10 wickets. After deciding to bowl first, the Men in Blue reached 13 in 2 overs when heavy rain poured leading to a 40-minute delay. But after the play resumed, Team India got off to a blazing start and completed a stunning 10-wicket victory to complete qualification for the Super 4 stage.
It has been confirmed that the 15-member Black Caps' ICC ODI World Cup 2023 roster will include the batting starlet, Kane Williamson. The 33-year-old, recovering from a knee injury he sustained during the IPL 2023 season opener, appeared to be in good health when he was recently spotted practising with the New Zealand team.
The Asia Cup 2023 which is currently underway its 16th edition across Pakistan and Sri Lanka will shift its base to Hambantota in Sri Lanka for the Super Four matches. The reports suggested that Dambulla and Pallekele have come up with suitable alternatives to conduct the next stage games of the ongoing tournament.
Former India player Gautam Gambhir was spotted losing his temper during the match between India and Nepal in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023. The BJP MP was seen talking on the phone, when he heard fans chanting 'Kohli, Kohli'. The former India great then turned around and showed his middle finger to them before walking away.
Australian star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is likely to miss the series against India later this month after he sustained a calf injury in order to be fully fit for the ODI World Cup. The all-rounder could not take part in the T20 series in South Africa despite being there because of soreness in his left ankle.
BGMI is available to play only in India, and the makers often impress gamers by introducing themes based on India. Recently, it has been reported that BGMI will feature a special voice pack belonging to star cricketer Hardik Pandya.
The son of legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, Rohan Gavaskar, has hit back at a fake statement circulated in his father's name on social media. The viral statement claimed that Sunil Gavaskar had thrown shade at the BCCI for its role in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 schedule, which has been affected by political tensions between India and Pakistan.
India star pacer Jasprit Bumrah and his wife, Sanjana Ganesan welcomed their first child together. Sanjana gave birth to a healthy baby boy on September 4, Monday and as per the reports, both the mother and the baby are doing fine.
Pakistan pacer Sohail Khan Sohail Khan announced his retirement from all formats of the game on Sunday, September 3. The 39-year-old cricketer, who hails from Malakand Division in the North-West Frontier Province called it quits in a social media post.
Indian wicket-keeper batter Dinesh Karthik has categorically said that the pace attack of Pakistan is better than India, during his stint as an expert with a sports website for the Asia Cup 2023. The 38-year-old talked about how Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf, who bowl around 90mph, are more potent on flat pitches, in comparison to their opposite counterparts Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj.
The 2028 edition of the Olympics, which will be hosted in Los Angeles, USA, is likely to include cricket at the quadrennial event. A report suggested that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is considering including one of the most popular sports in the most significant global sporting tournament in 2028. The final decision will be announced on October 15 or 16, while the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will be played in India.