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ODI World Cup 2023 is to be organized in India. All 10 teams have reached India before this tournament. The World Cup matches will be played from October 05. Before this, all the teams are playing warm-up matches. Where the match was played between Australia and Netherlands. Something happened in this match after which there was an uproar over an action of the Australian team. In fact, in this match, the Australian team sent a player on the field to bat who was not even a part of the World Cup squad.
sent this player on the field
The match was played between Australia and Netherlands in Thiruvananthapuram. This match was canceled due to rain, but in this match they also sent Matt Short to the field to bat. Let us tell you that Matt Short is not a part of Australia’s World Cup team. He has been included in the team as a reserve player. Matt Short has been placed in the team’s reserve due to Travis Head’s injury.
Warm-up matches do not affect the scores of International States and World Cup. In this, the team can make all the 15 players in its squad bat or bowl. But this might have been the first time that a team has sent a reserve player on the field. However, there is no rule in ICC that reserve players cannot play warm-up matches.
How was the match?
In the match played between Australia and Netherlands, Australia won the toss and decided to bat. Due to rain, this match between the two teams was played for only 23 overs each. Batting first, the Australian team scored 166 runs losing 7 wickets in 23 overs. In response to which the Netherlands team had scored 84 runs after losing 6 wickets in 14 overs, only then the rain once again created a disturbance and the match had to be cancelled.
Australian team for the World Cup
Pat Cummins (captain), David Warner, Travis Head, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Josh English (wicketkeeper), Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood. , Adam Zampa
Reserves: Matt Short and Tanveer Song
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