cricket world cup 2023 The stage is set for the final. There will be a title clash between India and Australia at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Both the teams have reached Ahmedabad. Where India won the ticket to the final by defeating New Zealand on 15 November. At the same time, Australia won over South Africa and made it to the finals. It is normal to inspect the pitch before the match. But taking photographs of the pitch is a bit unusual. australian captain pat cummins Narendra Modi looked a little worried after seeing the pitch of the stadium. He took a photo of the pitch.
There will be discussion on the pitch in the dressing room
By showing this photo, Pat Cummins will probably discuss in the dressing room and prepare a strategy. On Saturday morning, Australian captain Pat Cummins came to see the pitch to be used for the World Cup final against India. Before the big match, there might have been doubts in the minds of the Australian players about the pitch. When Cummins was asked how was the pitch which was used for the match played between India and Pakistan, he said that he had just seen the pitch.
Australian captain will inspect the pitch again tomorrow
When Cummins was asked how the pitch looked, he said that I do not understand the pitch so well, but it looks quite hard. They have just sprinkled water on it. So we will see it again after 24 hours, but it looks a very good wicket. I think Pakistan played on this pitch here. Cummins did not take the name of India.
Australia practiced in the afternoon
Australia trained in the afternoon session but Cummins was at the Narendra Modi Stadium at 9.30. He went to the square and started taking photographs of the pitch, presumably to see how the pitch would change from Saturday morning to evening and how much it would change by the afternoon of the match. In fact, before the start of Australia’s training session, Steve Smith, Travis Head, head coach Andrew McDonald also wanted to see the pitch closely.
Travis Head also inspected the pitch
Head is a good off-spinner and he tried to see the hardness of the pitch. Some balls on the Eden Gardens pitch were going towards the right angle and Cummins believes that it will not be like the Motera pitch. A very heavy roller has been used to slow down the pitch of black soil. Due to this, if the opposition team has two spinners then it will be difficult to bat in floodlights.
Cummins hopes for a big score
Cummins said that there have been very big scores throughout the tournament. This will definitely happen for both the teams. There is no doubt that you are playing on the wicket of your country, which will give you some benefit because you have been playing on such wicket all your life. International Cricket Council pitch consultant Andy Atkinson was present for an hour and BCCI curators inspected the pitch on the final day before handing it over to match referee Andy Pycroft.
Dew will be a big factor
Cummins said, ‘I think the biggest difference will be created by dew. This city and stadium receive more dew than any other place. So maybe we will have to think about it before the match tomorrow. If Australia bats in the second innings, Cummins indicated that there could be some changes in the batting order in view of the possibility of dew. He said that batting will be easier in the day compared to floodlights but in the second innings it may fall in the last part of the match, so we have to think about it.