India and Australia are currently clashing with each other in game five of the ICC World Cup 2023. The match is underway at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Pat Cummins won the toss and put the hosts into the field on what had been a hot sunny day. The game witnessed an unexpected interruption as ‘Jarvo 69’ invaded the pitch and even interacted with Virat Kohli.
The spectator was taken away from the field by the security personnel. He was also seen wearing India’s kit. Jarvo 69 became famous during the Test series between England and India in 2021. He invaded the pitch in almost every match of the series during that series. What caught the attention of many was he traveled all the way from the UK to India to support Men in Blue.
King Kohli with Jarvo at Chepauk Stadium.
Jarvo is back….!!! pic.twitter.com/tqe93QIy16
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 8, 2023
— रोहित जुगलान Rohit Juglan (@rohitjuglan) October 8, 2023
Coming to the match, India was off to a flying start, thanks to the fiery bowling by Jasprit Bumrah. The fast bowler conceded 1 run in his first over and then went on to take the wicket of Mitchell Marsh in his second over of the game. The equal credit of that wicket went to Virat Kohli, who took a stupendous catch in slips. The ball took the outside edge of the bat and went to Kohli’s left. The Indian batter put in a dive and took a staggering catch.\
India are playing without the services of Shubman Gill in the match. The batter has tested positive for dengue and will be taking time to recover. The Men in Blue also have opted to play three spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja.
India’s Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Australia also is without the services of Marcus Stoinis, who has faced an injury. The rest of the XI is pretty similar to what they fielded in the last game.
Australia’s playing XI: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood