host india ICC World Cup 2023 Has become the first team to reach the semi-finals. Team India defeated Sri Lanka by 302 runs on Thursday. The Sri Lankan team was out on the score of just 55 runs. Mohammed Shami Took five wickets and became the first Indian bowler to take the maximum of 45 wickets in the World Cup. Mohammad Siraj also got three wickets in his account. Jasprit Bumrah gave India its first success on the very first ball of the innings. Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has also become crazy about the Indian pace attack. He has praised Shami, Siraj and Bumrah a lot.
Akhtar called Team India cruel
Shoaib Akhtar said that India has become a ‘brutal team’ and there is every possibility that this ‘attack’ will continue in the remaining matches of the World Cup. In a video posted on Twitter, Akhtar said, ‘India is becoming a ruthless team by this point, the attack cannot be stopped, but my request to Indians is to start celebrating their fast bowlers because everyone. Was happy and there was a lot of noise on every ball at Wankhede Stadium.
Shami recorded this record
Akhtar was very pleased with Mohammed Shami, who recorded his best bowling figures (5/18) in Mumbai on Thursday. He has taken 14 wickets in just three matches in this World Cup. Shami became the highest wicket-taker for India in the World Cup, leaving behind Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath. Shami now has 45 wickets in only 14 matches. He has the best average (12.29) and strike rate (15.75) among all bowlers who have taken more than 30 wickets in World Cup history.
Akhtar is very impressed by Shami
Akhtar further said that I am personally happy for Shami. He has regained his rhythm. He has taken so many wickets and has taken 45 World Cup wickets in total. At one point, Sri Lanka’s scorecard was 3 for 4, with Siraj’s figures at 3/0. Akhtar said that it was difficult to differentiate between runs and wickets. He said, ‘I cannot understand where is the wicket column and where is the run column.’
Siraj took 3 wickets
Before the match against Sri Lanka, there were question marks on Siraj’s form but the right-arm fast bowler answered the critics brilliantly. He took a wicket on his very first ball and then took three wickets without giving any runs. Siraj presented excellent figures of 3/15. Whereas Bumrah took one wicket giving only 8 runs.
Sri Lanka could not even play 20 overs
Chasing the target of 358 runs, Sri Lanka succumbed to the score of 55 runs in just 19.4 overs. This was the third time this year that the Sri Lankan team was out under 100 in an ODI against India. The Rohit Sharma-led team became the first team to enter the semi-finals of the World Cup 2023 by winning the match by 302 runs.
Indian bowling best so far
India’s bowling has been the best so far in the World Cup 2023. In their seven matches so far, Indian bowlers have conceded more than 200 runs in only three matches – against Afghanistan, Bangladesh and New Zealand. In five of these matches, he has bowled out the opposition team within 200. In those matches where India has bowled first. There has been a collective effort, with fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj taking important wickets. But spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav have caused the most damage to the opposition team.