Trouble for Indian & Australian cricket teams ahead of match
Both teams will clash in Chennai on October 8
India and Australia may face set back owing to the unavailability of Shubman Gill and Marcus Stoinis.
The match between India and Australia is scheduled in Chennai on Sunday.
According to media reports, Australian cricket team’s all-rounder Marcus Stoins could not be fully fit, due to which Australia is facing difficulty in forming the playing eleven for the match against India.
Marcus Stoins’ participation in the first match against India on Sunday is doubtful, reported media.
He suffered a hamstring injury in the ODI series against India before the World Cup.
The management of the Australian cricket team is eagerly waiting for a positive report on the fitness of Marcus Stoins.
Australian team coach Andrew Macdonald says that Stoins has not been ruled out of the first match, the 2nd day is important for fitness.
On the other hand, Indian cricket team’s batsman Shubman Gul has been suffering from dengue fever due to which his participation in the first match of the World Cup is doubtful.
The right-handed batter is suffering from fever and also missed India’s training sessions at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday.
The official update from the BCCI said that the medical is closely monitoring him and hopefully he improves better soon.
Gill is the highest run-scorer in ODIs this year with 1230 runs at an average of 72.35 and a strike rate of 105.03. In his last four 50-over matches, he notched up two centuries and a half-century.
In case Gill sits out Sunday’s game, Ishan Kishan could replace him at the top of the order. Kishan has three fifties in five ODIs as an opener in 2023, which includes an 82-run knock against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asia Cup at the number five position.
A total of 10 teams will fight for the elusive title across 10 venues from October 5 to November 19.
The Cricket World Cup will be played in the round-robin format with all teams playing against each other for a total of 45 league matches.
The top four teams will qualify for the semifinals, which will be held in Mumbai on November 15 and in Kolkata on November 16. The semi-finals and the final will have reserve days.
The winners of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 will earn US$4 million. The runners-up will receive US$2 million, while the losing semi-finalists will earn $800,000 each from the total prize pot of US$10 million.
The winners of each match in the group stage will receive US$40,000 and the six teams that do not qualify for the semi-finals will receive a payment of US$100,000.