Richard Kettleborough Umpiring: The final match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will be played on 19 November at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This match will be between India and Australia.
The Indian team has had the best performance in this tournament, winning all its 10 matches, while the Australian team did not have a good start to this tournament. The Kangaroo team had faced defeat in the first 2 matches. After this, the Australian team made a brilliant comeback and got the ticket for the final.
The excitement of Indian fans is at its peak before the title match. Fans from far and wide have reached Ahmedabad for the match, but there is fear in the minds of the fans regarding the umpire. ICC has selected Richard Cattleborough as the field umpire for the final match, after which the fans are looking a little scared.
This is because Kettleborough has umpired in the knockout matches of India's ICC events, in which India had to face defeat. In such a situation, seeing him becoming the field umpire, Indian fans are sharing many tweets on social media and tagging Kettleborough as the Panauti umpire.
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Actually, Richard Illingworth and Richard Kettleborough will be the on-field umpires in the World Cup final match between India and Australia (Ind vs Aus). Kettleborough also officiated in the 2015 World Cup final. After this, this will be the second time when he will umpire the final of the World Cup 2023. Let us tell you that in the last decade, Richard Kettleborough umpired in important matches and was a part of India's defeat.
In the year 2014, India had to face defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup. At the same time, India lost to Australia in the 2015 ODI World Cup semi-finals.
West Indies defeated India in the 2016 T20 World Cup semi-finals. India lost to Pakistan in the 2017 Champions Trophy final. Not only this, India lost to New Zealand in the 2019 ODI World Cup semi-final match, in which Kettleborough also umpired.