Ahead of the Pakistan vs India Super 4s clash, the Men in Green have named their Playing XI. Additionally, the day also saw some stalwarts criticise the SLC and BCB for agreeing for a reserve day in only Pakistan vs India clash. Later during the day, Sri Lanka continued their winning steer as they registered their 13 th straight win after taking Bangladesh in the Super 4s clash of Asia Cup 2023.
Here in this article, we’ll take you through all the cricket coverage from around the globe from September 9.
Asia Cup 2023: Pakistan announce playing XI for Super 4s clash against India
After a washed-out group-stage match, the arch-rivals India and Pakistan are set to lock horns in the 2023 season of the Asia Cup. This time, the neighbours will go head-to-head in the Super Fours stage of the tournament on September 10, Sunday at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. On the eve of the highly anticipated encounter, Pakistan announced their Playing XI that will take on Rohit Sharma's men on Sunday.
Gautam Gambhir named 'Global Mentor' for Super Giants; complete coaching staff announced
The Super Giants have named their complete coaching staff for the 2024 season. After reports of former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir leaving the LSG camp ahead of IPL 2024 surfaced days ago, the franchise has put an end to the ongoing rumours as they shared an update of the complete coach staff on social media on Saturday, 9 September.
Asia Cup 2023: Samarawickrama helps Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in their Super 4s fixture
Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 21 runs to register the ir first win of the Super 4s stage. After edging away Afghanistan, the Lankans returned home with a big win over arch-rivals. Sadeera Samarawickrama starred in the first innings with a high-quality 93 around a struggling batting effort. Then in the second innings, Maheesh Theekshana and Dasun Shanaka ran through Bangladesh, to carry the host to a big win.
As an all-rounder, my workload is twice or thrice as anyone else: Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya, the vice-captain of Team India, talked about how his workload is twice or thrice in comparison to other players in the team as an all-rounder, before the highly anticipated clash against arch-rivals Pakistan comes to a head on September 10, Sunday. During his interview on Star Sports, the 29-year-old mentioned that while a batter heads home after practising his batting skills, he has to put more time on his bowling skills, to get match ready afterwards.
Md Rizwan reacts to “They can’t play him” remark
Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan finally opened up on the “They can’t play him” remark, hailing Afridi for his pace. Answering a question when asked about the statement, Rizwan said that with the amount of talent the Pakistan fast bowlers possess, they can cause problem for all batters, not only India.
Logistical and broadcast requirements: Jay Shah addresses delays behind World Cup schedule and tickets
Secretary of the Board for Control of Cricket in India, Jay Shah, has addressed the various delays and hiccups regarding the tickets and schedule of the upcoming ODI World Cup in India. Addressing these issues, Jay Shah cited the ‘operational challenges’ of the participating teams and ‘broadcast requirements’ as the key reasons behind the delay.
Who are the umpires officiating in India vs Pakistan ODI World Cup clash in Ahmedabad?
It is being speculated that Richard Illingworth and Marais Erasmus will be the on-field umpires with English international umpire Richard Kettleborough taking up the third umpire role. Additionally, Andy Pycroft will be the match referee for the highly-octane clash.
WATCH: Virat Kohli inspires budding cricketers in candid interaction during Asia Cup 2023 preparation
Virat Kohli, the Indian batting superstar, who was in the midst of preparing himself for the upcoming Super Fours match for India against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023, spared time to help inspire budding cricketers in a candid interaction.
Asia Cup 2023: Rohit, Kohli and Iyer miss India's optional practice ahead of Pakistan match
India’s top batters Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer missed the team’s optional practice session ahead of the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4s clash against Pakistan. The Men in Blue haven’t seemed in the best of form in the continental tournament with a rain-affected opener against Pakistan and a win against Nepal.
Venkatesh Prasad tears into Sri Lanka, Bangladesh for agreeing to reserve day in Pakistan vs India match only
Venkatesh Prasad, the former Indian cricketer, has teared into Sri Lanka and Bangladesh cricket boards for agreeing to a reserve day in the upcoming Pakistan vs India match only, through his official Twitter account. The 51-year-old asked a plethora of questions to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh cricket boards, wanting to know about the pressure on them to agree on this “unreasonable demand,” without getting a reserve day for their own matches.
WATCH: Travis Head fools crowd by walking back after ‘bump ball’ dismissal
Travis Head, the left-handed opening batter for Australia in ODIs, was spotted on camera, unintentionally fooling the crowd at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein, on September 9, Saturday. The hilarious moment happened when the 29-year-old walked back towards the pavilion to get his bat, after smashing Anrich Nortje for a bump ball straight to David Miller in the cover region, which the fans thought of, as a caught-out dismissal.
I will be in theaters: Andre Russell expresses excitement about Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan
West Indies star Andre Russell shared his excitement about Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan 's latest release Jawan. The West Indies all-rounder is one of the names eagerly waiting to watch the blockbuster in theatres. Russell's IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders shared a glimpse of the cricketer watching the movie's trailer.
Andrew Flintoff makes first public appearance after surviving horrific Top Gear car crash; pictures surfaces
Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff made his first public appearance after nine months of surviving a horrific car crash on the sets of Top Gear. The former cricketer, who on Friday, 8 September joined the Three Lions during the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand.
WATCH: Shikhar Dhawan joins Akshay Kumar at Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain after World Cup snub
India recently named its 15-member squad for the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023 along with Ajit Agarkar and skipper Rohit Sharma in attendance. While KL Rahul got his place back in the side, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal and Sanju Samson were some notable names missing out. I n the latest update, the cricketer was spotted offering prayers at a jyotirling temple. Dhawan joined famous Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar to offer prayers at the Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain. The two stars of the country sat in the Nandi Hall for the ‘Bhasma Aarti’.
Adam Milne ruled out of ODI series against England
New Zealand pacer Adam Milne has been ruled out of remainder of ODI series against England due to low-grade hamstring injury. Ben Lister, left-arm pacer has replaced the Kiwi as his replacement.
Leander Paes, Jhulan Goswami bat for inclusion of cricket in LA Olympics 2028
18- time Grand Slam champion Leander Paes and former Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami have given their voice on the inclusion of cricket in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.
Decision to include cricket at LA Olympics 2028 delayed to October
The decision to include cricket in the 2028 Olympic Games, set to be held in Los Angeles has been postponed until October. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday said that the decision over which sports would be included in five years would not be made now as originally intended, citing "ongoing discussions."
Michael Neser added to Australia squad for South Africa ODIs
Australian pacer Michael Neser has been added to Australia’s ODI squad for the South Africa series. “He is an experienced all-format cricketer who will provide us with an extra fast bowling option should that be required for the remainder of the tour,” Dodemaide was quoted by ESPNcricinfo.