The stage is set as the red-hot Team India will face Australia in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 to be played at Ahmedabad on 19th November. Rohit Sharma’s led side would look to come with a dominating performance and become the Champions of the World after a gap of 12 years.
Indian team produced a brilliant performance in the semi-finals against New Zealand. Rohit Sharma’s quickfire knock, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer centuries, and KL Rahul’s cameo helped the host post mammoth total of 397 for 4 in 50 overs. Mohammed Shami was the pick of bowlers for India with 7 for 57 helping Team India register 70 run win.
On the other hand, Australia scraped past through against South Africa in a low-scoring thriller at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. After bowling out South Africa for 212, Travis Head and Warner put on 60 runs for the opening wicket in quick time before a flurry of wickets put them under pressure. Cummins and Starc held onto their nerves to win the match.
Details– India vs Australia, Final, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Venue– Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Date and Time– 19th November 2023, 2.00 PM IST
India and Australia met each other in the 2003 World Cup finals played in Johannesburg where Australia registered 125 runs victory. After opting to field first, the Aussies posted a massive total of 359 for 2 thanks and bowled out India cheaply.
These two teams met in Chennai on 5th October 2023. It was a low-scoring affair as India bowled out Australia for 199. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul put up a brilliant partnership that rescued the innings helping the Indian team win the match by six wickets.
India and Australia played a total of 150 ODI matches with Australia winning 83, and India 57 while 10 ended in no result. Since the inception of the World Cup in 1975, India and Australia 13 times with Australia winning 8 times, and India 5.
The pitch used for the finals promises to be a balance between bat and ball. Ahmedabad pitch curator said that 315 could be defended.
It could be a slowish track used for the India versus Pakistan match. The captain that wins the toss would likely bat first, post a good total, and put pressure on the batting.
India (Ind) vs Australia (Aus)- Predicted Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Siraj/Ashwin, Shami.
David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Pat Cummins (C), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.
Fantasy Selection- Ind vs Aus
Team 1– Rohit Sharma (C), Head, Mitchell Marsh, Shreyas Iyer, Smith (VC), Suryakumar Yadav, Glenn Maxwell, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Starc, Shami, Josh Hazlewood
Team 2– Shubman Gill, Warner (VC), Mitchell Marsh, Virat Kohli (C), Marnus Labuschagne, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Shami, Zampa.