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India vs Australia: Battle for Glory between two best ODI sides in 2023 World Cup Final

CWC 2023, Final India vs Australia Preview: Battle for Glory between two best ODI sides in the Finals. Who have advantage over whom in the final?

CWC 2023, Final India vs Australia Preview: Battle for Glory between two best ODI sides in the Finals Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©ICC_Twitter)
Australia and India will fight for the Trophy at Ahmedabad (Photo: ©ICC/Twitter)

The Indian cricket team is set to face Australia in the final of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, aiming to maintain their red-hot form and secure the coveted silverware. On the flip side, Australia, vying for their sixth title, is prepared to give their best shot.

India's journey to the final has been marked by sheer dominance, cruising through the group stage with an unblemished record of 10 wins from 10 matches. Australia, in contrast, had a tale of resilience and comeback. After early defeats, they turned the tide, winning seven consecutive matches to qualify for the semi-finals, where they triumphed in a cliffhanger against Proteas.

This will be Australia's eighth appearance in an ODI World Cup final, having previously won the tournament five times. In contrast, Rohit Sharma and his team are eyeing their first major ICC global tournament win in 12 years.

India’s run into the finals 

The Men in Blue have displayed exceptional performances with both bat and ball in the tournament. The trio of Rohit Sharma (550), Virat Kohli (711), and Shreyas Iyer (526) has amassed over 500 runs each, while KL Rahul (386) and Shubman Gill (346) have also contributed significantly. Suryakumar Yadav (88) and Ravindra Jadeja (111) have played crucial roles with the bat when called upon.

The bowlers have equally shone for India, with Mohammed Shami leading the way. Shami, who recently became the first Indian to claim 50 wickets in World Cups, has been exceptional since his inclusion in the playing XI, taking 23 wickets in six matches. Support from Mohammed Siraj (13) and Jasprit Bumrah (18) has been crucial in providing early breakthroughs. Spinners Ravindra Jadeja (16 wickets) and Kuldeep Yadav (15 wickets) have maintained pressure in the middle overs.

Australia’s run into the finals

Australia, after a disappointing start, won eight consecutive games, showcasing a team effort. David Warner (528 runs), Mitchell Marsh (426 runs), and Glenn Maxwell (398 runs) have been consistent with the bat. Adam Zampa, with 22 wickets, leads the bowling charts, supported by the pace trio of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood, each contributing with over 10 wickets.

The stage is set for a high-pressure clash between two cricketing giants. India, riding on their stellar performances and collective efforts, carry the hopes of fans for a triumphant campaign. Australia, with a history of success in ICC events, aims to redeem their earlier loss to India in the league stage and secure the trophy for the sixth time.

As the cricketing world eagerly anticipates the final showdown, the expectations for a fiercely competitive and determined effort from both teams are palpable. Cricket enthusiasts are gearing up for a thrilling spectacle as India and Australia lock horns in the quest for World Cup glory.


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