ODI World Cup 2023 Final: Australian pacer Mitchell Starc playfully addressed queries regarding the pitch controversy surrounding the Cricket World Cup semi-final against South Africa in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Final. Concerns arose about pitch swapping in the India vs. New Zealand semi-final, casting uncertainty on the final’s Ahmedabad pitch.
Mitchell Starc playfully addresses the Ahmedabad pitch controversy with a witty response
ODI World Cup 2023 Final: In response to concerns about the final’s pitch, Starc humorously remarked, “We’ll discover the nature of the Ahmedabad pitch tomorrow, whether it’s a fresh wicket or an old one.” Reflecting on the challenges of the used pitch at the Eden Gardens during the semi-final, Starc acknowledged its bare nature and the difficulties faced by batsmen due to inconsistencies in pace.
ODI World Cup 2023 Final: Addressing the surprise of playing on a pitch deviating from the typical high-scoring format in a one-day tournament, Starc admitted, “It was a bit surprising, but sometimes it’s good to see the ball having an edge over the bat.” Despite the pitch controversies, Australia clinched a narrow victory over South Africa in the semi-final, setting the stage for an intriguing final in Ahmedabad.