India vs Australia will face in the showdown of the ODI World Cup 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. The Men in Blue has been sensational for in the tournament as they are the only unbeaten side in the competition winning all their 10 matches so far. They are looking formidable before the final and would love to beat the mighty Aussies in the final and take revenge for the 2003 final.
As per the reports, the final is going to take place on the same pitch where the India vs Pakistan match took place last month. The pitch will have black soil and will help the spinners as well as the match progresses. The pitch conditions have been under the scanner, especially since India's semifinal at Wankhede Stadium.
There were also reports which suggested that the Indian team management had requested curators to modify the pitch by shaving off the grass and creating a slow track. This move was done to utilize home conditions and provide an advantage to the Indian bowlers.
He will be available tomorrow to check on the preparation of the track: Cricket Governing Body source
The Cricket Governing Body source said on conditions of anonymity, "Andy hasn’t gone back home. He came with the Cricket Governing Body delegation today afternoon and hence didn’t come to the ground. He will be available tomorrow to check on the preparation of the track."
The state association curator stated explaining about the pitch conditions, "If heavy roller is being used on a black soil strip then the idea is to create a slow batting track where you can get a big score but you possibly can’t consistently hit through the line. 315 could be a defendable score as batting second will be difficult."
Ian Chappell has also said about the pitch, saying, "I think the same as I've always thought; that the curator should make the pitch and the players play on it and it should be up to no one else other than the curator, the local curator. I've always said about every pitch — don't worry about World Cups, anything else — the curator makes the pitch and everybody else stays out of it."