Team India’s left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav described the Lucknow surface that was used for the 2023 World Cup match against England on Sunday as a good wicket for ODIs. The bowler explained that the 50-over format is all about testing various skills, which the Lucknow strip brought into play India beat England by 100 runs in a low-scoring game to maintain their unbeaten run in the World Cup and reclaim their top spot in the points table. Batting first, the Men in Blue were held to 229/9, but their bowlers bundled out a struggling England for 129 in 34.5 overs. Amid a plethora of high-scoring matches in the 2023 World Cup, the struggles of the batters in the India-England tie was an interesting variation. At the post-match press conference, Kuldeep was asked if he felt the Lucknow pitch was good for ODIs.

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