2022 T20 World Cup News Digest
Ravichandran Ashwin talked about the need of early planning and acclimation as India continued their preparations for the T20 World Cup in Australia. Two players who are now in Perth ahead of the main tournament, Suryakumar Yadav (52) and Arshdeep Singh (3-6), were crucial to India’s victory over Western Australia XI on Monday (October 10), which they won by 13 runs. They will play one more warm-up game on October 13 before heading to Brisbane for the genuine practice matches.
“It seems quite obvious to me; there are two weeks till an ICC tournament, and the T20 World Cup is a major event, so I believe we are treating it seriously. We are here to acclimate because this is a time of year we have never visited Australia or played, so it’s crucial that we arrive and get accustomed to the pace and bounce. There are some new team members, so it will be a fantastic opportunity for them to adjust “explained Ashwin.
“It is crucial that you put in those hours as soon as possible, no matter how many times you go on tour to places like Australia and England. We need to be up and running by the time you start the first game and be very certain of the weather conditions. Even games like the one between Australia and England yesterday will be crucial to understanding how the game is played in this region of the world “He added
The seasoned spinner additionally defended India’s bowling unit, whose expensive performances in the most recent domestic series were questioned. It is conceivable, in my opinion, for us to become preoccupied with domestic bilateral series and T20 games. It’s fair to say that the bowlers are being whacked all over the place. We must keep in mind, however, that the lines separating the field in India are quite close to the 30-yard line.
“The boundaries are significantly larger in Australia, which provides the bowlers some leeway. Understanding these circumstances, the distances we must travel, and having the courage to accept those 50-50 risks in these situations are all crucial. It’s a brand-new experience, so just start over and start the book from scratch “said he..
Scotland and West Indies get off to a victorious start in warm-ups.
West Indies defeated UAE with the help of captain Nicholas Pooran (46 off 31) and Brandon King (64 off 45), while the rest of their batting lineup struggled the entire time. Six batters were eliminated for single-digit scores, and Yannic Cariah was injured after only one ball contact. West Indies reached 152 for 9 thanks to the work of King and Pooran. Junaid Siddique, a medium pacer for the UAE, completed with remarkable statistics of 5 for 13 in 4 overs. Zawar Farid (29* off 14) and UAE starter Muhammad Waseem (69 off 52) kept his team in the game, but they ultimately fell 17 runs short.
Meanwhile, Scotland defeated Netherlands by the same margin of 18 runs. Richie Berrington led the Scots with a 29-ball 41, and Michael Leask scorched a scorching 37 off 21 with three fours and two sixes. Even though the quick bowling duo of Bas de Leede and Brandon Glover took six wickets between them, they helped the side reach 151 for 7. With a 64-run second-wicket partnership, Max ODowd and Vikramjit Singh advanced the Netherlands’ cause; however, after their departure, the pursuing team lost its composure and fell short of their goal.