Arnav Chopra ∙ Jan 18 2023, 5:45 AM

Rohit Sharma wants matches to start early in the World Cup 2023


image-ld0ioe3oRohit Sharma (Source: AP Newsroom)

As we are heading towards the ICC Men's World Cup 2023 scheduled to be held in India, the teams have already begun their preparation with several factors in mind. The conditions like always are going to play a major part in deciding the teams and make right combinations on different grounds.

However, with games starting at around 1:30 PM during the months of October-November, there would considerable amount of dew in the second half of the match, making bowling way more difficult as ball becomes wet.

Recently, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin gave a suggestion that matches should begin two hours early so that by the time dew settles in, the match is already over. Now, the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma was asked about the same to which answered in affirmative saying that he wants to minimise the impact of the toss, while jokingly adding that it depends on broadcasters.

"It is a good idea. It is a World Cup right? You don't want to compromise too much on the toss factor. You want to completely take that away. I like the idea of an early start but don't know if it is possible. The broadcasters will decide (laughs),

"Ideally you don't want to see teams getting advantage of dew. You want to see cricket being played without one having an advantage of batting under lights with dew around."

Sharma will be leading his side India against New Zealand in the 1st ODI to be played in Hyderabad on 18th January.


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