4 Top Reasons Why India lost the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 vs AUS
The final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 took place between India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. It didn’t end well in favor of the Indian team, as they were completely outplayed by Australia in all three departments. Australia won the game by six wickets and became the sixth-time champions.
Team India, who were looking pretty good before this game, couldn’t put on a performance in the final and lost the important game. There were a few departments in which India lacked performance in the final. Here we will talk about the three main reasons why India lost the final match against Australia.
Here are the four reasons that India lost the final of the ICC IcC Cricket World Cup 2023
1. No Partnership
There was not a big score from India in the entire innings. Rohit Sharma gave the usual quick start and scored 47 runs. Virat Kohli (54) and KL Rahul (60) made half-centuries, but there was nothing apart from those three. India had only one partnership of more than 50 runs, and that was the reason that India couldn’t reach a challenging score to fight for.
2. Bad Selection of Shot
In a big final, it is important if a player gets a good start; they have to convert those into a big inning. But for India, Rohit and Virat, who looked good, got out playing nothing short. Rohit got out of Glenn Maxwell, while Cummins dismissed Virat Kohli. Those dismissals could be avoided, and India could have managed more runs on the board.
3. Bad fielding
Australia were not only good with batting and bowling, but their fielding was also pretty impressive. They cut the boundaries and made Indians fight hard for runs. There was a period in the game when India couldn’t find a boundary for more than 100 balls, which put pressure on them. Their ground fielding and catching were pretty good, but the Indians were sloppy in the field, which also made a difference. KL Rahul let go of a couple of boundaries to start, which also put pressure on
4. Wayward Bowling
Comparing the two teams, the bowling looked pretty contrasting. Australia came out with a plan, bowled in the right channel, and worked on the match-up. They didn’t give up free runs. The way they bowled against Suryakumar Yadav was also worth noting. But when Indian bowlers came out to bowl, India offered a lot of freebies and bowled extras, which gave them momentum at the start. That was one reason that the bowling that looked threatening throughout the whole tournament couldn’t make an effort after the first few overs.