The International Cricket Council (ICC) has developed a “protocol” for curators across venues to guarantee that the impact of the toss is somewhat mitigated because dew is expected to play a significant role in the 2023 ODI World Cup in India.
In October and November, heavy dew is anticipated to have an impact on the majority of locations. Dew had a significant impact on the T20 World Cup in the UAE in 2021 as well. The team batting second had a considerable advantage. Continue reading to learn more.
ICC Suggests To Leave Grass On The Pitch
Although the conditions in India are often better for spin, the ICC has encouraged curators to leave as much grass on the grounds as possible to keep seamers in the game. Teams will be motivated to include more seamers in their starting XI as a result.
“At this time of year, locations in India’s northern, western, and eastern states are likely to see heavy dew. Chennai and possibly Bengaluru matches are likely to get a sizable amount of rain. The basic goal is to minimize the role of the toss in the equation. Spinner performance is significantly impacted by dew. Teams won’t have to rely as much on spinners if there is more grass.
Additionally, it will help to have real surfaces. Additionally, ODI matches don’t require really big scores to be engaging, a source told TOI.
The Balance Between Bat And Ball
It has been claimed that stadiums should have the largest possible boundary size to maintain a balance between bat and ball. It is understood that venues have been instructed to keep their border distances at or around 70 meters.
However, the Indian squad would like to play on fields that turned when playing against Australia and England. The match against England in Lucknow on October 29 will be a test for curators, although the match against Australia in Chennai on October 8 is unlikely to be impacted by dew.
When announcing the team for the Asia Cup a month earlier, chief selector Ajit Agarkar had mentioned the dew factor. Kuldeep Yadav is the only wrist spinner in the Indian team; Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel are both finger spinners. Dew will be involved. We have witnessed it frequently. But the team’s composition as a whole matters more.
Sometimes, pacers can grip the ball a little bit more quickly than spinners. A competent bowler will figure out how to bowl in various situations, according to Agarkar.
Shardul Thakur, who has batting skills down in the order, was chosen by India as their additional seamer. India, though, would welcome more seam alternatives while considering the dew aspect.