IND vs SL: The stage is set for World Cup 2023. India are the only team to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup with 7 wins in 7 matches. In the last match, Team India defeated Sri Lanka by 302 runs and reached the semi-finals of the World Cup. After such a performance against the Indian team, many questions have arisen in the society. A few days ago, in the final of the Asia Cup against India, he was bowled out within 50 runs. Within a month, the condition of the team has made the Sri Lankan team, the champion of India in 1996, very worried.
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Team India beat Sri Lanka by 302 runs
Talking about the match yesterday, Captain Rohit Sharma lost the wicket after losing the toss and coming to bat first. After losing the first wicket with a score of 4 runs, Virat Kohli came to bat. Virat made a partnership of 189 runs with Shubman Gill. Gill scored 92 runs in which he hit 11 fours and 2 sixes. On the other hand, Virat Kohli showed quite a rhythm. Although faced with problems at first, he made 88 runs with 11 fours and took India to an important place. Then Shreyas Iyer did the rest, an innings of 82 runs from just 56 balls will give him more confidence in the upcoming matches of the World Cup.
Team India scored a mountain of 357 runs against Sri Lanka, a run that was impossible for Sri Lanka to chase down. And coming to chase this run, Bumrah picked up a wicket on the first ball, on the other hand, Siraj regained his lost form after seeing Sri Lanka, he quickly shook the fear of the team by taking 3 wickets. Then it was Mohammed Shami’s turn, he took 5 wickets with 18 runs in 5 overs and Sri Lanka’s batting was reduced to just 55 runs.
India’s victory in the IND vs SL match raises many questions
Sri Lanka have been bowled out for 50 runs twice in a row in the same month. After the Indian team’s strong bowling performance especially against England and Sri Lanka, former Pakistan player Hasan Raza commented that the Indian team is being given a different type of ball than the rest of the team due to which it has become difficult for the Indian bowlers to play the ball. Commenting further, “The delivery of the Indian bowlers should be investigated.” They are getting more swing and seam than other team bowlers. Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Siraj are bowling like star pacers Allan Donald and Makhaya Anthony. Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Mathews was also surprised by Shami’s swinging ball.” Besides, Raja also says, “It may involve the International Cricket Council or BCCI under which they are being given different types of balls.” Apart from this, the third umpire can also be involved in it, he said.
SLC management called an emergency meeting
Sri Lanka have lost five of their first seven matches to South Africa, Australia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, and only beaten the Netherlands and England. They have to play their last two matches against Bangladesh and New Zealand, and these two matches will decide the fate of the Champions Trophy to be held in 2025. However, after the team’s 302-run defeat in the World Cup against India in Mumbai, Sri Lanka cricket
An urgent and full explanation has been sought from all the coaching staff and selectors behind this defeat. The SLC management said in a statement, “The SLC management has never interfered with the professional staff employed in performing their duties and responsibilities as per the rules and regulations. However, SLC strongly believes in the importance of accountability, transparency and speedy resolution of subject concerns.”