India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey opens up after India’s loss in World Cup 2023 final
India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey talks about the importance of toss in the finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
India locked horns with Australia in the highly anticipated finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on Sunday. The match took place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, and it was Australia that came out victorious in the end with an easy win. Team India didn’t have many things to celebrate. Nothing went in India’s favor, including the toss.
Pat Cummins won the toss and put India to bat first on the surface, which was slow to start with. Indian batter struggled as the ball was not coming onto the bat. There was only a 50-plus-run partnership that also took plenty of deliveries. As a result, India were bundled out for 240 runs. But the pitch in the second innings was totally different. That’s what India’s bowling coach also admitted.
“Toss made a difference,” says Paras Mhambrey
It was a big toss to lose for India, as the pitch behaved differently in two innings. India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey admitted that a toss would have made a difference. Paras talked about the loss. He said that the batting was a bit difficult in the first innings, but the ball was coming on nicely in the second innings.
He said, “If you look at it, I would say yes it did make a difference. I thought the way the wicket played in the first innings and the second innings there was a contrast. So I think definitely toss was crucial. But I don’t think that is something we can complain about. What is important for us, for me and the team’s perspective is that we tried our best. In terms of the effort, everyone gave their best. That is what we expect.”
It was a full house, all the crowd went silent when Travis Head took on Indian bowling attack. He scored a brilliant ton and stood between India and the trophy. Head ended up scoring 137 off 120 balls and won the man of the match award. He, along with Marnus Labuschagne, added 188 runs for the fourth wicket and took Australia home. Indians were left empty-handed and couldn’t end the ICC trophy drought.