UK PM Rishi Sunak to watch IND vs ENG ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match in Lucknow – Reports
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will watch England’s World Cup clash against India in Lucknow.
England are defending their World Cup title at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India. They began with a dismal performance against New Zealand at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. They bounced back nicely in the next game against Bangladesh at HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala as their top-order smashed Bangladesh bowlers all over the ground and posted 364 runs in 50 overs. The World Cup 2023 is all set to host a special dignitary at the event.
Rishi Sunak to visit Lucknow
As part of the cricket diplomacy, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak might be coming to India to watch the big India vs England clash scheduled at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. Rishi Sunak was invited for the India-UK business trade and to discuss the progress of FTA negotiations on the side-lines of the G20 summit that happened last month in Delhi. The final dates of Rishi Sunak’s visit are not yet confirmed.
It is expected that Rishi Sunak will be visiting India on October 28th, and India’s World Cup clash against defending champions England is scheduled for October 29th in Lucknow. Final confirmation about UK Prime Minister’s visit is yet to be made as there are a few weeks left for the big World Cup game at Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
England’s troubled start
England had a troubled start to their campaign in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 as they got thrashed by New Zealand in the tournament opener. New Zealand defeated England by nine wickets as they chased down England’s 282 total in just 36 overs. England bounced back nicely against Bangladesh, and their top-order scored heavily in the game. England posted 364 runs against Bangladesh.
England will be taking on Afghanistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka before taking on India in Lucknow. India had a magnificent start to the World Cup 2023 as they defeated Australia by six wickets in Chennai. Team India also had a poor start to the game as their top-order failed miserably against Australian pace bowlers. Ishan Kishan (0), Rohit Sharma (0), and Shreyas Iyer (0) were dismissed inside two overs.