Team India lost in the World Cup final due to poor pitching? Big revelation from ICC’s “average” rating

Almost 19 days have passed since the Indian team lost the final of the 2023 World Cup. Now a major report has come out saying that the pitch where Team India played the final against Australia has been rated ‘average’ by the International Cricket Council (ICC). According to earlier reports, head coach Rahul Dravid had also blamed the pitch as the reason for India’s defeat.

According to Times of India, ICC averaged the pitches of five World Cup matches, including the final between India and Australia. The title clash between India and Australia was played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad with Team India, led by Rohit Sharma, batting first, going completely out of contention by 240 runs in 50 overs and Australia winning in 43 overs. Did it.

Head coach Rahul Dravid had also blamed the pitcher for the defeat in the last game of the BCCI review session. The head coach had reportedly said that we lost because we didn’t turn things around as expected. If it had been the spinners’ turn, we would have won. We won the first ten games with this strategy, but it didn’t work in the final.

Firstly, through the average rating of the pitch in the stadium, the ICC confirmed that the pitch was not ‘good’. Now the question may be in your mind: How did Australia achieve wonders on this pitch? It is natural for this question to arise. So let us tell you that losing the toss on a poor pitch proved to be detrimental for Team India.

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Australia won the toss and opted to bowl, bowling out Team India for 240 runs. During the day the pitch supported the bowlers to some extent. But when the Indian team came to bowl, the lights were on and dew was visible on the field too. In such a situation, the Men in Blue bowlers were left with not much to do.

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