With both the finalists, Australia and India (unfortunately), now ready to take on each other on Sunday, November 19 in Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium, the ICC Men's World Cup has reached its final leg.
Team India has already landed in Ahmedabad, whereas the Aussies are yet to touch down, which is good, as long as the Kangaroos are getting their much-needed rest after their firey semi-final against South Africa on Thursday, November 16. That's because they need the rest if they wish to defeat the Indians who have made it to the final anyhow with the help of fixes, money, influence and luck, of course!
Now, to take on the Indian side which has a bag full of dirty tricks, Australia should think out of the box to dismantle the awful Indian batting and their toothless bowling to be crowned as the World Champions.
The out-of-the-box Australian tactics should not be the typical strong Aussie mindset, firey bowling, Captain Pat Cummins's ability to lead from the front or their adaptability.
They would need to take care of other things too.
Let me will explain, what!
Firstly, the Aussies must check with the ICC if the venue for the final could be changed to the Melbourne Cricket Ground or the Sydney Cricket Ground, just a day ahead of the finale. To make sure the Aussies get the desired swing or seam, the venue could even be shifted to Hobart or Brisbane.
It would not be fair to have the match in Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium as the name of the stadium could trigger divine powers in the Indians.
Narendra Modi stadium Final: Pakistan require 4 runs off 1 ball, Babar Azam is on strike at 99*, the're just one hit away from winning ODI WC after 31 years, Babar flicks the ball nonchalantly, and takes a single.— Minnie Sharma (@serialchiller23) July 10, 2023
Runs towards the dugout celebrating his💯
Indians join him too pic.twitter.com/2BKOJRx3lA
Also, can the crowd be Aussie only? and can the DJ only play 'Under the Southern Cross' in between the overs instead of 'Chak de India' and 'Jai Ho'?
The pitch, if not a green carpet like the ones in New Zealand, should be left for Mohammed Hafeez from Pakistan to decide, who has had an issue with an Indian wicket in the past.
The World Cup is almost over for Pakistan and the biggest factor was the team’s dismal performance. The other factors included poor umpiring, rigged DRS and ICC = BCCI.— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) November 9, 2023
Coming to the toss, the way Rohit Sharma, the Indian captain spins the coin and makes sure it lands far from the sight of the opponent captain, shouldn't be allowed. Instead, the toss should be banned altogether and the match referee should just conduct an 'akkar bakkar bambe bo...'
Very strange the way Rohit Sharma throw the coin at toss, far away, don’t let other Captains to see, compare to other Captains in the WC , any reason?? @BCCI @TheRealPCB @CricketAus @CricketSouthAfrica #sikanderbakht #WorldCup23 #IndiaVsNewZealand @ImRo45 @ICC pic.twitter.com/KxhR2QyUZm— Sikander Bakht (@Sikanderbakhts) November 15, 2023
If there's a possibility to bring in the umpiring crew from Brisbane, that would be fairer. Why go with the Indian ones, given they can never be trusted?
The 2023 World Cup once again dipped into a DRS controversy on Friday during the South Africa-Pakistan clash at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.— Dialogue Pakistan (@DialoguePak) October 27, 2023
Haris Rauf's ball hit the pads of Tabraiz Shamsi but the umpire did not give out. Eventually, Pakistan reviewed the decision but… pic.twitter.com/4ZeLop70R3
Rigorous ball scrutiny should be mandatory before the match, employing X-ray machines, as India has a notorious record of tampering with the ball and planting chips inside.
Hasan Raza feels suspicious on the balls used by Indian bowlers 👀 - "The ball is swinging and bouncing extraordinary by indian bowlers. There seems to be extra hardness and layer on those balls. ICC should investigate the balls used by indian bowlers in the WorldCup." #cwc23 pic.twitter.com/M3D45bQJ5r— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) November 3, 2023
The Indian batters should be made to use 2-inch thinner bats to make the striking tough for them. Anyway, they have not been any good in this World Cup.
The match, if it still stays in Ahmedabad, the Australians should not be stuffed with biryani, jalebi fafda or dhoklas. That's because the Indians have this habit of stuffing the guests to make them suffer on the field like they did to the Pakistanis in Hyderabad.
In addition to these 'out of the box methods,' the ICC must ensure that one of the two DRS reviews given to India should be transferred to Australia, which would also be a nice gesture too.
Australian Media is saying the same. This has been happening since the start of the World Cup. Finally, international Media is exposing the ICC-BCCI agenda. There has been clear manipulation with pitches/DRS/Umpires to support one team. Cheaters🤨💯!!#CWC23 #INDvsNZ #NZvsIND pic.twitter.com/2PZbrLFuN3— Shaharyar Ejaz 🏏 (@SharyOfficial) November 15, 2023
(PS: All these strategies have been curated under the careful guidance of cricket experts from Pakistan. Employing them in a legit cricket match is not recommended, however, they might work in your gully.)
Written by: Sushim Mukul