The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is scheduled to begin on October 5, 2023, and several key players from different teams are currently nursing injuries.
However, this could have a significant impact on the tournament, as teams will be looking to field their strongest possible sides.
Highlighting this aspect, Indian head coach Rahul Dravid raised concerns and said, “All teams are in a similar position, injuries so close to the WC could really cost you.”
“We just need to keep our fingers crossed, trust our processes. We are in a tricky situation where some guys need to be rested, while some guys need some cricket. It is a tricky balance to achieve,” Dravid told Star Sports.
Looking ahead at the final against Sri Lanka, Dravid said, “We were a bit worried about the weather, but we’ve got decent cricket throughout the tournament. Hopefully, we can get over the line today.”
“Sometimes, you won’t be at your best but to scrap out a win. Some of the catching and fielding in the earlier game against Sri Lanka was really impressive. We need to play good, smart cricket. They are a good team playing in home conditions, we need to execute our skills and scrap out a win.”
Meanwhile, India are facing Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. For India, Washignton Sundar is in for Axar Patel.
Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka have won the toss and opted to bat first