Despite being defeated by Australia in the final of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, India’s continued dominance in the sport is assured. With a population of 1.4 billion people, India is responsible for around 80% of cricket’s revenues and hosts one of the most lucrative domestic competitions, the Indian Premier League (IPL). The IPL recently sold its media rights for a whopping $6.2 billion, solidifying India’s financial stronghold in the cricket world. This financial power puts India ahead of England and Australia, the other two members of the “big three” of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
India’s influence in cricket is cemented on and off the pitch. On the pitch, they won all their games leading up to the final, except for one tie against Pakistan. Off the pitch, their large population and financial contributions have solidified their position as a dominant force in cricket. Their continued dominance in both areas ensures that they will remain a major player in international cricket for years to come.
The loss in the final may have not been what Indian supporters and administrators hoped for, but it does not undermine India’s continued dominance in cricket. In fact, it has only strengthened their resolve to continue pushing forward and competing at a high level on both sides of the ball. With their vast resources and talented players, there is no doubt that India will continue to be a force to be reckoned with in international cricket for many years to come.