Despite their defeat in the 2023 Cricket World Cup final against Australia, India’s dominance in the sport remains unchallenged. The country has a population of 1.4 billion people and is responsible for around 80% of cricket’s revenues. With their financial strength, India hosts one of the most lucrative domestic competitions, the Indian Premier League (IPL), which recently sold its media rights for $6.2 billion.
The IPL has solidified India’s position as a financial powerhouse in the cricket world, putting them ahead of England and Australia, the other two members of the “big three” of the International Cricket Council (ICC). This financial strength ensures that India continues to have a significant influence on the sport both on and off the pitch.
While Indian supporters and administrators may have hoped for a different outcome in the final match, this loss does not undermine India’s continued dominance in cricket. The country’s large population and financial contributions have cemented their position as a dominant force in the sport, making them a formidable opponent for any team they face on the field.