R Ashwin urges ICC for ‘dew-free’ ODI World Cup | Cricket Information

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NEW DELHI: With India set to host the ODI World Cup later this yr, premier off-spinner R Ashwin has urged the ICC to take corrective steps for a ‘dew-free’ event. The quadrennial occasion is slated for October-November this yr in India, at a time when dew turns into a significant factor within the night, favouring the batting facet largely.
India will likely be staging all the event for the primary time throughout totally different venues and Ashwin feels that the present Indian staff has the standard of their rank to adapt to the house situations and will likely be a tricky staff to beat.
“There is no level in heading in a path and going loggerheads with situations, as a result of situations can’t be challenged. You must study the situations and adapt. India staff has sufficient of their arsenal to have the ability to try this,” Ashwin stated on his YouTube channel.
“Nonetheless, on a given day if these situations of dew, boundary sizes, issues going right here and there can’t be managed, and that is the one factor I imagine India have to be cautious of going into this World Cup… For India, on this regard are going to be a bit short-changed due to the variety of venues we play these video games in.
“In the event that they get the correct situations of cricket being competed with ability to ability, this can be a staff that will likely be very powerful to beat. I definitely imagine ICC ought to give it a thought to have a dew-free 2023 ODI World Cup,” Ashwin stated, reiterating his name for an early 11.30am begin.
Final week, Ashwin had mooted the concept of an early begin, advancing the match by two hours to nullify the dew issue.
He had cited the instance of the primary ODI towards Sri Lanka the place India struggled within the loss of life overs whereas defending an enormous 374.
Sri Lanka used the situations absolutely to offer India a run for his or her cash regardless of being 206 for 8 and went on to put up 306 for 8.
Giving his logic, Ashwin stated the boundaries have change into shorter by about 10-12 metres to accommodate the LED promoting boards which has now changed the vinyl sheets.
“Hyderabad could be a huge venue nevertheless it is not due to the sponsorship LED boards. It cuts throughout all different venues in India, particularly the older ones which weren’t constructed preserving in thoughts the T20 period,” he stated.
“So, a 70-metre boundary in Hyderabad goes all the way down to 58m relying on whims and fancies of that specific day.
“India’s innate power is their high quality spinners. The standard of spin won’t essentially have deteriorated. However the innate power can typically get misplaced with the best way spin is being performed, and the way situations dictate the best way spin is being bowled,” Ashwin stated.
“I definitely imagine the sport has come a great distance since 2011 when Dhoni lifted the World Cup in India. There was much more publicity for all of the international cricketers be it English, Australian, South African and New Zealanders. All people has come and performed IPL and a variety of bilateral collection. Their understanding of Indian situations has undoubtedly grown by leaps and bounds.”
He, nevertheless, stated he has little doubt that India would begin as agency favourites within the World Cup.
“Sure, I definitely imagine that India’s likelihood of defending the 2011 residence World Cup is absolutely excessive,” he stated, giving stats that they’ve received 14 matches out of 18 within the format because the 2019 World Cup.
“India’s ODI residence report ever because the 2019 World Cup completed is extraordinarily spectacular. India have received towards each staff that has travelled to India on this house, that are West Indies, Australia, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka,” Ashwin stated.
“It is a 78 to 80 % win report in India. All of those 18 ODIs have occurred in numerous venues each single time (14 venues). If it’s important to evaluate the identical spree with Australia or England, the venues are fairly inventory commonplace. They play all their Check matches at 4-5 venues, the ODIs are performed in 2-3 venues and they also know their venues are the again of their arms.”
(With inputs from PTI)

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