ICC Should Ensure a Level playing Field Says Sunil Gavaskar


New Delhi. Former India batting great Sunil Gavaskar said that teams batting later in the recently concluded T20 World Cup were in an advantageous position. In such a situation, the International Cricket Council (ICC) will have to look into it so that the teams get equal opportunity. In the T20 World Cup that concluded with Australia’s victory over New Zealand in Sunday’s title match in the UAE, the teams batting later won most of the matches, including the semi-finals and the final. India had also lost both its first matches against Pakistan and New Zealand and in both, India had batted first after losing the toss. India had failed to make it to the semi-finals only because of losing the first two matches.

Sunil Gavaskar told ‘Sports Today’, ‘The commentators were saying that today there was no effect of dew so I think dew did not play that much role in this match (final), but I think in previous matches it was like that. was and probably needs to be looked into.” He said, “But you can say that if the group matches were played at the same time, then why change the time of knockout.” Gavaskar said, “But once again I think this will have to be considered by the ICC Cricket Committee and ensure that both the teams get equal opportunity.”

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Ravi Shastri, who was India’s head coach in the tournament and Bharat Arun, who was the bowling coach, talked about the effect of dew after the team’s exit from the group stage. The teams batting later won 29 out of 45 matches in the tournament. Regarding Australian opener David Warner, Gavaskar said that he will be among the players who will be in great demand in the IPL auction. In the last season of IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad first removed Warner from the captaincy and then dropped him from the playing XI as well.

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However, David Warner made a strong comeback in the T20 World Cup and played a key role in Australia’s title win and was adjudged the player of the tournament. He scored 289 runs in seven matches. Gavaskar said, “Definitely (he will be one of those players who will be in great demand). Don’t forget that there will also be two new teams. Don’t forget his experience, he also has leadership abilities. This format is made for that. He is so much more energetic on the field. Two new teams or any other team will be on top of the players they are looking for, as Sunrisers Hyderabad does not seem likely to retain them. ,

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