Ravichandran Ashwin: Team India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has given a big statement regarding the ODI World Cup 2023. He has raised the demand for a major change.
Ravichandran Ashwin On ODI World Cup 2023: India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin wants that the ODI World Cup 2023 matches to be played in October and November should start at 11:30 am. Right now 50 over matches usually start at 1:30 in the afternoon. Ashwin cited the example of India’s first ODI against Sri Lanka in Guwahati, where the Rohit Sharma-led side won by 67 runs defending a mammoth total of 373. India batted brilliantly on a slow wicket and scored above par.
- R Ashwin raised a big demand
Ravichandran Ashwin (R Ashwin) said in a video on his YouTube channel, ‘There is no quality difference between the teams. If you lose the toss, the dew is reducing that margin. My suggestion or rather my opinion for ODI World Cup is to see on which grounds and at what time we are playing. Why shouldn’t we start the match at 11.30 during the World Cup? While the 11:30 start time may not be right for the broadcasters, Ashwin believes that fans will be ready to watch World Cup matches regardless of the time.
- Reason behind change of time
He elaborated, ‘The ICC knows very well that there will be dew, so go ahead with the match, and if we start at 11.30, dew will not come into the match at all. All cricket fans will give priority to the World Cup, and will watch the World Cup matches from 11.30. Let us tell you that Ashwin will play in India’s four-match Test series against Australia from February 9.
He further said, in fact, in my other view on dew, ECB had recently invited applications for the position of analyst. I came to know this through some analysts that I know, so I am saying this because there are many Indian origin analysts working in UK, one of the important questions they asked was white ball cricket How big a factor is dew in Indian conditions?’