Why did Team India lose unilaterally in the World Cup final? Coach Rahul Dravid gave report to BCCI

World Cup 2023 Final: After 11 days of the World Cup 2023 final, BCCI held a review meeting of Team India’s performance in the tournament with Team India head coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma. In this meeting, the coach and captain were also asked the reason for Team India’s one-sided defeat in the final, in response to which coach Rahul Dravid said that Ahmedabad’s pitch was the biggest reason for the defeat.

According to a newspaper report, Rahul Dravid clearly told BCCI that the pitch at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad did not have as much turn as the team management had expected. On this, when BCCI asked the question that fast bowlers like Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah were proving effective, then why was the spin track plan chosen? Dravid’s answer was that the same plan worked for the fast bowlers in the entire tournament but in the final. Things were not in my favour.

BCCI Secretary Jai Shah, Vice President Rajeev Shukla and other officials were present in this review meeting of BCCI. Rohit Sharma was connected to this meeting held in New Delhi through video call. Presently he is holidaying in London. The performance of all the players was also assessed in this meeting. There was also discussion on who should get priority in Team India’s T20, ODI and Test squads and what could be the plans for the next T20 World Cup.

The pitch bet backfired on Team India
The final of the World Cup 2023 between India and Australia was held on the same pitch of Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, where the India-Pakistan teams had clashed in the league stage. Usually, fresh pitch is used in ICC knock out matches but the match was played on the pitch used for the final match. The pitch was considered to be a spin track but the spinners did not get any help here. The pitch was slow from the beginning, the ball started coming to the bat well in the lights. The toss was also an important factor on this pitch, which went in favor of Australia. It was easy to chase on the pitch, and this was the reason why Team India had to miss the World Cup title.

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