Former New Zealand pacer-turned-commentator Simon Doull reckons that getting Test status is the worst thing to have happened to Ireland cricket. As per Doull, Ireland cricket was at its peak when their players were featuring in county cricket on a regular basis.
Senior Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been handed an ODI comeback for the upcoming three-match home series against Australia, which will be played from September 22 to 27. Ashwin’s comeback was necessitated in the wake of an injury to left-arm spinner Axar Patel, who missed the Asia Cup final and won’t feature in the first two ODIs against Australia. His selection for the third ODI will be subject to fitness.
Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj registered excellent figures of 6/21 as the Men in Blue cleaned up Sri Lanka for 50 and lifted Asia Cup 2023 with a dominating 10-wicket win in the final at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday, September 17.
Shakib Al Hasan (80 off 85 & 1/43) led from the front as Bangladesh beat India by six runs in the final Super 4 match of Asia Cup 2023 at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday, September 15. While the match itself was an inconsequential one in terms of the tournament as the finalists had already been decided, Bangladesh registered a morale-boosting win - their first over India in the Asia Cup since 2012 in Mirpur.