Following their defeat against England which saw Indian team taste their first defeat of this year’s ICC World Cup, Indian captain Virat Kohli criticized the ground dimensions. Kohli said the toss became very vital in the match because of the nature of the pitch and the size of the boundaries.
“The toss was vital, especially looking at the boundary that was quite short. I think it was 59m which coincidentally is the minimum required in an international match. Quite bizarre on a flat pitch. It’s crazy that things fall in place like that randomly,” Kohli said.
England hit 13 sixes in their innings - including a brilliant reverse sweep by Ben Stokes off the bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal. "If batsmen are able to sweep and reverse-sweep you for six on a 59-metre boundary, then there's not much you can do as a spinner,” he added.