As the team arrived, fans were delighted to see India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, in the company of his wife, Ritika Sajdeh. Besides them were players such as Jasprit Bumrah, R Ashwin, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and the Indian head coach Rahul Dravid, among others. Notably, the absence of Hardik Pandya due to an ankle injury was observed.
India’s objective is to secure a semi-final spot with a victory over Sri Lanka, while Sri Lanka finds themselves in a must-win situation as they are currently competing against Afghanistan at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. India, buoyed by their consistent success, aims to extend their winning streak.
Indian team lead by Rohit has reached Mumbai to make 7 out of 7 in World Cup 2023. 🇮🇳pic.twitter.com/ymDzMboVFL
—Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 30, 2023
After their convincing win over England, India reclaimed the top position in the Cricket world cup 2023 points table, accumulating a perfect 12 points. Their impressive net run rate of +1.405 further solidifies their position in the tournament. A victory against Sri Lanka would guarantee their place in the semi-finals.
On the other hand, the defending champions, England, are on the brink of elimination after enduring their fifth defeat in the tournament. South Africa are closely trailing India in second place, securing five wins and boasting a net run rate of +2.032, giving them a total of 10 points. Sri Lanka currently sits in fifth place with four points from five matches and a negative net run rate of -0.205.
England’s next challenge will be a face-off against arch-rivals Australia on Saturday, November 4 in Ahmedabad.