ICC calls World Cup final pitch in Ahmedabad ‘average’ in evaluating the 2023 World Cup final venue between Australia and India. As of the most recent update to the ICC’s pitch and outfield ratings list, surfaces for up to eight World Cup matches at five different Indian venues—including five games played by hosts India—had an overall average rating.
ICC calls World Cup final pitch in Ahmedabad ‘average’
The pitch that hosted the five-week-ago match between India and Pakistan also hosted the World Cup final on November 19. The pitch consultant for the ICC, Andy Atkinson, advised this decision. Both games gave the track a mediocre review. Therefore, second semi-final match between South Africa and Australia was played on an average surface at Eden Gardens. With a total of five stars, Eden Gardens was deemed the most average.
Playing on a “good” surface, the first semi-final match between India and New Zealand occurred at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Thus, the worries that the pitch would be too slow due to its transformation from a new surface to a worn track in the days leading up to the match were unfounded. Both sides scored 724 runs, with three hundreds scored in each innings, and spin took just one wicket. Plus, in all international matches, the ICC rates the pitches and outfields using a scale from very good to unfit. SUGGESTED FOR YOUR USE