Pat Cummins said the pitch that will be used for the final appears to be a “pretty good” track.© X (Twitter)
Captain of Australia Patrick Cummins revealed that the ground reserved for the Cricket World Cup final against India on Sunday will be used. As hosts India face Australia in the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium, the on-field debate has grabbed all the attention. This comes after the International Cricket Council’s chief consultant reportedly accused the host nation of changing the track for the semi-final between India and New Zealand from a new track to a occasion.
While suggesting he hadn’t prepared much, Cummins said the final track looks “pretty good.”
“Again, I’m not a big pitch reader, but it looked pretty firm. They just watered it, so yeah, give it another 24 hours and take a look, but it looks like a very good wicket. Yes, it has been used before. Pakistan played someone (India on October 14) there,” Cummins said in a pre-match press conference.
With around 1,30,000 fans expected at the stadium for the final, Cummins insisted he was not worried about a partisan crowd and said his team would love to surprise the home fans.
“It’s going to be great. They’ve played some good cricket, unbeaten so far. But we know we can give them a good boost, having played them a lot over the last two years with success,” a- he added.
India have already defeated Australia in the tournament by six wickets in Chennai on October 8.
However, they have not won a major piece of ICC silverware since the 2013 Champions Trophy and now the question is will they be able to keep their composure for just one more match?
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