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When the ODI World Cup comes around, the pitches will have to be as hard as a road: Aakash Chopra

When the ODI World Cup comes around, the pitches will have to be as hard as a road: Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra, a former cricketer for India, said that the team will need flat pitches to win the ODI World Cup in 2023. The comments were made after the Men in Blue lost to Australia by 21 runs in the third and final ODI match on March 22 at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Aakash thought about the bigger picture, the ODI World Cup, when he thought about the loss. He said that the team needs flat grounds to win the big event. The former cricket player who is now a commentator also said that the conditions were good for bowling, which helped the other team while India was having trouble getting runs.

“Lots of things to think about. One big thing I learned is that when the World Cup comes around, we will need pitches that are exactly like roads because we don’t need tracks that seam or turn. We had trouble when the ball was in motion. Once, we lost five wickets while trying to get to 180, and the second time, we were bowled out for 117. “We couldn’t catch up to 270 runs when the ball turned,” Aakash said in his YouTube video.
When you’re not number one, it hurts: Aakash Chopra
Even though the Men in Blue fought hard and kept the game going until the last over, the Aussie bowling unit got the breakthroughs they needed to win. Adam Zampa had an amazing four-wicket haul, which changed the momentum in their favor and led to Australia winning the series. After the win, Steve Smith and the rest of his team moved ahead of India in the ICC ODI rankings.

“We used to be the best ODI team in the world, but now we aren’t. A lot of people say that the ICC rankings don’t mean anything, but when you’re not No. 1, it hurts,” Aakash said after Australia became No.1 in the ICC Rankings.

Team India also lost their first home international series in four years. During this time, the Men in Blue won 24 series and tied another two.

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