ICC CWC 2023 Pitch report: The final match of the current Cricket World Cup (ICC Cricket World Cup 2023) is to be played between India and Australia (IND vs AUS final) on Sunday. Everyone’s eyes are fixed on the pitch of the title match to be held in Ahmedabad (Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad). The curtain has now been lifted from the final pitch. Instead of the clash between India and Australia on a fresh pitch, it will be on a wicket already used in this tournament. Australian captain Pat Cummins has also confirmed this. He said in the press conference before the final that the pitch looked very hard. It was used for the India-Pakistan league match (IND vs PAK). This pitch was slow and it is expected to remain even slower during the final.
Let us tell you that in the league match played between India and Pakistan on August 14, the ball was stopping reaching the batsmen. Due to this, the batsmen were facing a lot of difficulty in hitting big shots. In that match, Pakistan team, batting first, was limited to 191 runs. Then the Indian bowlers made excellent use of the cutter. India had won that match in just 31 overs. The pitch is likely to behave similarly in the final also. Spinners may have the upper hand here. In such a situation, Ravichandran Ashwin can be included in India’s playing eleven as the third spinner.
It is noteworthy that the pitch in Ahmedabad has been prepared from both black and red soil. The pitch of the India-Pakistan match was of black soil. Such wickets are usually slow. On November 17, Indian team captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid inspected the pitch very seriously. Both remained near the pitch for a long time. Then he also talked to the curators. India and Australia have deadly bowling line-ups for the final match. India has three tremendous fast bowlers in the form of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj while there are excellent spinners like Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja. On the other hand, Australia has fast bowlers like Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins. The responsibility of spin will be on Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell.
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