Here’s why Australian players were wearing black armbands against England in CWC 2023
Australia defeated England in Ahmedabad by 33 runs to knock defending champions out of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
Australia routed England by 33 runs and eliminated the defending champions from the race to the semi-finals.
Australia were put into bat by England after Jos Buttler won the toss. Thanks to 71 from Marnus Labuschagne, 47 from Cameron Green, and 44 from Steve Smith, Australia posted 286 runs in 50 overs. For England, Chris Woakes ended with figures of 4/54 and was the standout bowler.
In the chase, Dawid Malan and Ben Stokes made half-centuries and Moeen Ali made 42, but Adam Zampa’s 3/21 and two wickets each by Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazelwood were enough for Australia to restrict England to 253 runs.
Australia won by 33 runs, and Adam Zampa was awarded the player of the match.
Australia team wore black armbands to honor Mitchell Marsh’s late grandmother
In a moving homage to comrade Mitch Marsh, Australian players donned black armbands in their World Cup match against England on Saturday. Marsh returned to Perth last week due to the passing away of his maternal grandmother, Ross, who died on Friday.
In commemoration of her, his teammates all wore armbands. Marsh and his nephew Austin, the son of Mitch’s brother Shaun Marsh, both have the surname Ross as a middle-name.
Cricket Australia confirmed that the 32-year-old will fly back to India and is expected to rejoin the squad on Sunday. The team have indicated that he will be available to play against Afghanistan on Tuesday.
Glenn Maxwell, another all-rounder, will be available for selection after recovering from a weird golf cart tragedy in which he received a head knock.
“Got Maxi and Mitchy who will be back in at some stage. They’ve had great tournaments so far, so we feel like we’ve got a whole squad who can walk out and perform when we need them to. Everyone’s desperate to play so we’re going to be struggling to pick an XI next week,” Cummins told the host broadcasters post-match.