Twenty years later, India will once again face Australia in the final of the ODI World Cup. The Men in Blue registered a convincing victory over New Zealand in the semi-finals at Wankhede Stadium, while the Pat Cummins-led side was terrific with the new ball as they defeated South Africa in the other semi-final at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Both of these teams have been incredibly consistent in the recent past, and hence, an intense battle is expected when they meet at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19. Five-time champions Australia lost to India earlier in the group stage but Ahmedabad will offer a different surface, which is likely to favor the batters. Thus, a 300+ run game is expected on the big night.
|Match||Venue||Date & Time||Live Streaming Details|
|India vs Australia, ODI World Cup 2023, Final||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad||Sunday, November 19, 2:00 PM (IST)||Star Sports Network, Doordarshan, Disney+ Hotstar app and website|
Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report:
Narendra Modi Stadium often offers a flat wicket, which favours the batters. However, the ICC has yet to confirm whether the match will be played on red or black soil. However, given the magnitude of the match, it is expected to support the batters and that being said, a competitive game is expected as both teams have dynamic batters in the mix.
IND vs AUS Head-to-Head
|Matches Played||India won||Australia won||N/R||Tied||First Played||Last Played|
|150||57||83||10||0||6th Dec 1980||8th Oct 2023|
Probable Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Inglis (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Probable Top Performers from IND vs AUS
Probable Best Batter: Shreyas Iyer
After a slow start to the campaign, Shreyas Iyer transformed into a beast and is delivering on a consistent basis. Against the quality pacers of Australia, it will not be an easy task, but the middle-order batter has shown his calibre to adapt and score quick runs which has helped the team post a massive total on the board. Iyer smashed two back-to-back centuries in the ongoing ODI World Cup, and shall be gunning to go about his business in the final.
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Probable Best Bowler: Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami has been unplayable in the tournament. He has picked up 23 wickets in just six matches and with that, the pacer is currently the leading wicket-taker in the tournament. Shami is very well accustomed to the conditions of Ahmedabad, which should help him on the night of the finals.
Today’s Match Prediction: India to win the match
Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.