World Cup 2023 First Half Recap, From IND vs PAK Match to Hardik Pandya's Injury | ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023
World Cup 2023 First Half Recap

World Cup 2023 First Half Recap, From IND vs PAK Match to Hardik Pandya’s Injury | ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023: From October 5, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup has been started in India. There are a total of 10 teams who have qualified for the World Cup 2023. Some of them are performing very well, like India, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia, while some are not performing as well as they are expected to do.

India is at the top of the World Cup 2023 point table as they were unbeaten so far in this tournament. New Zealand also played five matches in which they won four matches and also lost one game against India and is in the second position in the ODI World Cup 2023 point table.

Australia is in the fourth position in the point table with four matches played in which they face two losses and two victories. Pakistan played five matches with two wins and three losses; they are in the fifth position in the point table. England, who is the defending champion of the World Cup, played four matches in which they lost three games and won only one match.

The Defending Champions are at the Bottom of the World Cup 2023 Points Table:

England’s performance was not expected to be such as they are performing. They won the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2019, and currently, they are at the bottom-most position in the point table. They are considered the best team in the world, but now they are facing a down phase.

England made a change in their squad and added Brydon Carse in place of Reece Topley, who got his left index finger broken. England is wishing for a comeback with the replacement, and the coach is also motivating their players to perform their best in the upcoming match against Sri Lanka.

Afghanistan Defeated Pakistan for the first time in the ODI World Cup:

After defeating England, Afghanistan defeated Pakistan at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium by eight wickets. Now, Afghanistan has moved to the sixth spot just before Pakistan from the bottom of the World Cup 2023 Points Table. This defeat might put Pakistan on the back foot for the semi-finals.

How is Hardik Pandya recovering after the injury?

Hardik Pandyas Injury World Cup
Hardik Pandya | Image Credit: BCCI

Hardik Pandya is recovering well from the injury that happened during the India vs Bangladesh match. Hardik Pandya is suffering from a twisted ankle, and he is expected to play the India vs England match, which will be played on October 29.

India defeated Pakistan for the 8th time in the ODI World Cup:

India won the match against Pakistan by seven wickets and registered 8th consecutive victory in the ODI World Cup against Pakistan. The Player of the match was Jasprit Bumrah, who took two crucial wickets, whereas Skipper Rohit Sharma played a superb inning of 86 runs in 63 balls.

Sri Lanka’s Skipper Dasun Shanaka ruled out of World Cup 2023:

Skipper Sadun Shanaka suffered quadriceps tears during the match against Pakistan, and he was ruled out of this tournament. Chamika Karunaratne replaces him for the upcoming games in the World Cup 2023.

World Cup 2023 Points Table After the First Half:

2New Zealand54108+1.481
3South Africa43106+2.212
9Sri Lanka 41302-1.048

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