The outfield at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium was heavily criticised during India’s match against England in the Cricket World Cup 2023.
The pitch at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium was heavily criticised when England cricketer Liam Livingstone injured himself while taking a catch against India on Sunday during the Cricket World Cup 2023. After a blunder from Rohit Sharma, Livingstone covered a lot of ground, but when he tried to dive forward to finish the catch, the outfield was disrupted by the pressure, and Livingstone was injured. The outfield in Dharamsala has previously been scrutinised following multiple complaints, and the incident in Lucknow has disturbed spectators. The outfield in Lucknow was re-laid following concerns during the Indian Premier League (IPL), but the issues appear to have persisted for the time being.
India thrashed England by 100 runs on Sunday to remain unblemished in the World Cup and all but eliminate the defending champions from the semi-final race, anchored by Mohammed Shami.
England crashed to 129 all out in 34.5 overs while chasing a difficult 230 for victory in Lucknow, suffering their fifth defeat in six matches and leaving their title defence at the mercy of a mathematical miracle.
The hosts have six wins in six games and are nearly guaranteed a semi-final spot.