Ahmedabad : The final match of the World Cup Cricket 2023 will be played between India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Here both the teams are completing their respective practice sessions and preparing to enter the final match. Before the match, both the captains tried to know the condition of the pitch and understand its temperament, so that they could select their playing 11 accordingly in the final match. Captain Rohit Sharma also talked to the coach and team players regarding the pitch.
Let us tell you that before the final match of ICC World Cup Cricket 2023, 4 matches have been hosted here, in which the highest score so far has been 286 runs. It was made by Australia against England and England failed to chase this score. The England team was out on the score of 253 runs.
Black soil pitch that was used for India vs Pakistan last month could be persisted with, and spinners will have a role to play on a rather slowish surface in the World Cup final against Australia in Ahmedabad
— Sportstar (@sportstarweb) November 17, 2023
If we look at the past records of the pitch here, the pitch of this ground plays very slow. Spin bowlers are said to be likely to get help here, but in the last few years, less runs have been scored here. The average scoring rate on this pitch is said to be less than 5 runs per over.
If seen overall on this ground, the highest score of the first innings is 365 runs and if we talk about successful run chase, then the maximum score of 325 runs has been chased on this ground so far.
However, in recent years, especially during the IPL, the track has become faster and has helped in scoring runs. There is still something there for the spinners, but high scores are quite possible here.
Skipper Rohit Sharma is inspecting the Ahmedabad pitch ahead of the big final against Australia 🏟️
Preparations have started for the final showdown. pic.twitter.com/7RI2qATALa
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) November 17, 2023
Narendra Modi Stadium has hosted a total of 30 ODI matches. The teams batting first and second have won 15 matches each.
Matches played so far: 30
Win of the team batting first: 15
Victory of the team batting second: 15
Average score of first innings: 243
Highest score of first innings: 365
Highest successful run-chase so far: 325
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2023
Before the match, the captains of both the teams tried to know the condition of the pitch reserved for the match. Captain Rohit Sharma also took some time to understand the nature of the pitch, so that he could select his playing 11 accordingly in the final match. Captain Rohit Sharma also talked to the coach and team players regarding the quality of the pitch. The pitch is likely to be slow and helpful to spinners, so can an extra spinner be fielded?
It is expected that R Ashwin will be included in the playing eleven in tomorrow’s match. In such a situation, it is difficult to decide which player will have to sit out. But if a bowler has to be changed then R Ashwin can be included in the playing eleven in place of Mohammed Siraj.