India’s National cricket team: 2023 Results
In 2023, the Indian team played 65 matches, reached the World Cup final, and won the Asian Cup. If you love cricket and follow the Indian team, bet on their matches with pin up bet, where you will always find great offers and good odds. During the year, the team’s main task was to prepare for the home world championship. Let’s remember how the Indian team spent 2023.
Twenty20 International and Test series
India’s first six matches were against Sri Lanka. Initially, the teams met each other three times during the Twenty20 International. India won two games and lost only once. However, a bit later, India increased its dominance by beating Sri Lanka thrice in One-Day Internationals.
After that, Raul Dravid’s team played 14 consecutive matches against their main competitors at the future World Cup – New Zealand and Australia. The games took place across One-Day Matches, Test Series and Twenty20 Internationals. Out of 14 matches, the Indians won 8, tied 1, and lost 5 more. Next was a 10-match series in three different tournaments against the main rival – the West Indies. And here everything was not so smooth. Only 5 winning games, one tie, and 4 defeats.
Victory in the Asian Cup
The team’s first serious challenge was the Asian Cup in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The team passed the first stage easily, beating the Nepalese team and reaching the winners’ stage. Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Bangladesh were India’s rivals there. The Indians made a solid start to the stage, defeating Pakistan and Sri Lanka confidently, reaching the final ahead of schedule. So, losing the final stage match to Sri Lanka meant nothing for the tournament’s path.
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In the final match, India certified its dominance and outplayed the tournament’s hosts, Sri Lanka, by 10 wickets, thereby taking revenge for the defeat at the previous stage. This tournament helped head coach Raul Dravid decide which players to bet on for the upcoming World Cup. Thanks to his excellent performance, Indian cricketer Shubman Gill became the tournament’s highest run-getter. This introduced a new cricket star to the world.
The bitterness of the World Cup
The excitement around the home World Cup in India was off the charts. India was one of the main favorites of the tournament and, despite everything, planned to become the best team on the planet. The super series at the group stage only proved that: 9 victories in 9 matches, including against the main rivals – England, Australia, New Zealand, and others. In the semi-finals, India beat New Zealand again, reaching the final.
India faced Australia in the big game at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This match gained television viewing records and attracted over 100 thousand live viewers at the arena. That was an intriguing match with a dramatic ending. India failed to bring World Cup gold to their country, and Australia took the main cricket trophy once again.