Despite a close loss to Australia in the final of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, India’s dominance in the sport remains unwavering. 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 recent sale of IPL media rights for $6.2 billion has further solidified India’s financial stronghold in the cricket world.
India’s continued dominance in the sport is not only financial but also cultural. Cricket is deeply ingrained in Indian society, with millions of fans following every match and supporting their favorite teams and players. This passion for the game has propelled India to become one of the top-performing teams in international cricket, with their large population and financial contributions solidifying their position as a dominant force in the sport.
While India may have fallen short of winning the tournament this year, they continue to be a formidable opponent on and off the pitch. The country’s influence in cricket extends far beyond just their impressive performance on the field, making them a force to be reckoned with both domestically and internationally.