India vs Australia, Cricket World Cup 2023: Virat Kohli takes a sharp catch in the slips. Jasprit Bumrah’s reaction says it all – watch

Jasprit Bumrah celebrating after dismissing Mitchell Marsh during Cricket World Cup 2023© AFP

Virat Kohli gave India an early breakthrough by taking a brilliant catch in the slips during the Cricket World Cup 2023 match against Australia in Chennai on Sunday. Mitchell Marsh looked nervous at the start of his innings and bowled a ball from Jasprit Bumrah straight towards slip. Kohli was ready for the catch and made no mistake in completing a quick chance. The excitement was clearly visible on Bumrah’s face while celebrating after the important wicket.

Australia captain Pat Cummins won the toss and decided to bat first against India.

Marcus Stoinis will miss the five-time winners in Chennai due to a hamstring injury as the Australian team enters its 150th ODI with India. The stadium was half full before the first ball, but thousands of people were waiting outside. The match is expected to see a packed crowd, unlike the mostly empty stadiums seen so far during the tournament.

Cummins said injured Travis Head was “on a couch in Adelaide” while Sean Abbott, Josh Inglis and Stoinis had also missed out.

Indian opening batsman Shubman Gill has not recovered from dengue fever. Ishan Kishan has come into the team for opening batting.

India remain one of the favorites to win the 50-over title on home soil and end their world title drought since the 2013 Champions Trophy.

They last won the World Cup in 2011.


India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.

Australia: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

(with AFP inputs)

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