Mitchell Starc in motion for Australian cricket group© AFP
Australian cricket group quick bowler Mitchell Starc began his preparation for Cricket World Cup 2023 on an ideal notice as he claimed a hat-trick throughout the warm-up match in opposition to Netherlands on Saturday. The veteran pacer struck on the fifth ball of the primary over of the Netherlands innings as he trapped Max O’Dowd LBW with an in-swinger that nipped again late. One ball later, it was Wesley Barresi who fell sufferer to his tempo as he tricked him with one other in-swinger that crashed into the highest of the off-stump. Starc needed to wait one over to get his hat-trick however he made no mistake as Bas de Leede was clear bowled on the primary ball of the third over with yet one more in-swinger.
In the meantime, persistent rain on Saturday washed out the World Cup warm-up match between India and England on the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.
It started raining a bit of earlier than the beginning of the match on Saturday afternoon, which resulted within the toss being delayed however later within the night the umpires determined to desert the competition, a bit of earlier than 6pm native time owing to inclement climate.
All 10 groups will get to play two warm-up matches every earlier than the group stage of the 50-over World Cup which will get underway in Ahmedabad on October 5.
England will face New Zealand within the World Cup opener.
England, who arrived in India a day earlier than their first warm-up match, will stay in Guwahati to play their second and closing warm-up sport in opposition to Bangladesh on October 2.
The nice and cozy-up matches started on Friday with Sri Lanka struggling a seven-wicket defeat by the hands of Bangladesh right here, whereas New Zealand defeated Pakistan in a high-scoring contest in Hyderabad.
The nice and cozy-up matches are being performed at three venues Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram and Hyderabad.
(With PTI inputs)
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