India Vs Bangladesh ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Kohli Reveals Why ‘Upsets’ Happen Ahead Of Clash In Pune
The ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 has only seen 15 matches so far, and yet we have already witnessed some significant upsets in the tournament.
In a surprising turn of events, Afghanistan secured a remarkable victory against defending champions England, winning by a margin of 69 runs.
This triumph marks only their second win in the World Cup, and it took place at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. Adding to the unexpected outcomes, the Netherlands caused a major upset on Tuesday night by defeating South Africa by 38 runs in Dharamsala.
Team India is currently leading the Points Table with a perfect record of three wins in three matches. They are determined to maintain their winning streak as they prepare to face Bangladesh in their fourth match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
The match will take place at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune on Thursday.
In a series of exclusive interviews with 'Star Sports' broadcasters, former India captain Virat Kohli, Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al-Hasan, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya, and the bowling coach of the Bangladesh cricket team, Allan Donald, provided their thoughts and insights on their respective opponents.
In an exclusive interview with Star Sports, Kohli discussed the impressive qualities of Bangladesh captain Shakib Al-Hasan in anticipation of their upcoming match at the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023.
Throughout the years, I have had numerous opportunities to play against him. He has exceptional control. He is highly skilled and experienced in bowling. He demonstrates exceptional bowling skills with the new ball, possesses the ability to outsmart the batsman, and consistently maintains an economical approach.
To succeed against these bowlers, it is crucial to give your best performance. Failing to do so can result in increased pressure from the bowlers, which in turn raises the likelihood of being dismissed.
The World Cup does not feature any major teams. Kohli commented on the Bangladesh clash, stating that whenever one begins to solely concentrate on larger teams, an upset tends to occur.
The Bangladesh captain, Shakib Al-Hasan, discussed the significance of Virat Kohli's wicket. He is an exceptional batsman, arguably the finest in the modern era.
I consider myself fortunate to have been able to get him out on five occasions. "Taking his wicket would certainly bring me great pleasure," Shakib expressed.
Hardik Pandya, the all-rounder for Team India, also expressed his appreciation for the skills and contributions of Shakib Al-Hasan.
Pandya praised Bangladesh captain Shakib, describing him as an incredibly astute cricketer who possesses great street-smarts. Pandya also acknowledged Shakib's significant contributions to the Bangladesh team, noting that he has shouldered the responsibility for many years.
Allan Donald, the bowling coach of the Bangladesh cricket team and former South Africa pacer, recently discussed the team's preparations for facing Virat Kohli.
Donald revealed that he considers Virat Kohli to be the kind of player who is worth thinking about the night before or even two days in advance, due to the high value placed on his wicket.
The India vs Bangladesh ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match in Pune will be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar for free on mobile devices.