Despite suffering a defeat in the final match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, India’s dominance in the sport remains unchallenged. 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 extends beyond just their financial contributions. Their large population ensures that they have a massive fan base, which translates into support for their teams both on and off the pitch. Additionally, India has produced some of the greatest cricketers of all time, including Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, further solidifying their position as a dominant force in the sport.
While some may see India’s loss to Australia as a setback, it does little to diminish their continued dominance in cricket. The country has had a dominant run throughout the tournament leading up to the final match and will continue to do so well into the future due to their large population and financial contributions.