Finch backs World Cup format to remain in 2023

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Australia’s captain Aaron Finch has backed the World Cup to retain its present round-robin format for its subsequent version because the match hurtles in direction of the finals.

The ICC are but to finalise the construction and quantity of groups for the subsequent World Cup, which might be held in India in 2023.

It’s more likely to be mentioned at their annual convention subsequent month, which follows the July 14 last at Lord’s.

At 45 days it’s longer than the FIFA World Cup which entails 32 groups, albeit with a wholly totally different construction given there are eight teams in that one.

However Finch mentioned he believed the present system had labored, given it meant a fairer path by way of to the finals for the 4 groups who qualify.

“I actually like the thought of getting everybody play one another,” Finch mentioned.

“In comparison with the final World Cup, if you’re in teams, you may form of dodge groups. 

“For instance, we didn’t play South Africa within the final World Cup, they usually had been an excellent aspect in that World Cup. 

“It will be good to get some extra groups in there however then I feel you’re a match that goes in all probability a bit too lengthy. 
“I personally suppose the stability is actually good for the time being.”  

World Cup organisers have been saved by England’s poor type final week and Pakistan’s turnaround.

At one stage earlier than Sri Lanka defeated England final Friday, it appeared as if there could possibly be seven useless rubbers within the final 19 video games of the match.

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However with the finals race again alive, it’s probably that solely two video games within the final week of the round-robin stage can have no bearing on the semi-finals.

The 10 groups taking part in within the 2019 version is the least because the 1992 match, which was performed in Australia and New Zealand.


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