WATCH: Australia pacer Mitchell Starc bags a hat-trick against Netherlands before rain plays spoilsport – ODI World Cup 2023 warm-up match
In a rain-interrupted warm-up match for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, Australia’s speedster Mitchell Starc showcased his brilliance by claiming a stunning hat-trick against the Netherlands. While the match was marred by intermittent showers, Starc’s fiery spell brought much excitement to the truncated contest.
Rain Alters Match Dynamics
Persistent afternoon rain in Thiruvananthapuram forced a reduction in the game’s duration, limiting it to just 23 overs per side. Unfortunately, the adverse weather conditions also led to the abandonment of the day’s other scheduled match between India and England without a single ball being bowled.