India vs Australia Live Score, World Cup Final 2023: As the unstoppable force India confronts the immovable object Australia, an entire country clutches its collective breath. The World Cup trophy is on the line. The two teams that met in the top fight in Johannesburg 20 years ago, and who also happened to be the two semi-finalists that lost in the 2019 World Cup.
When former India coach Ravi Shastri said before India’s World Cup 2023 opener against Australia, ‘there’s a long way to go, but these two might be possible finals,’ he couldn’t have been more wrong. Australia had lost two games in a row and appeared to be all over the place. But when it comes to the five-time champs, you ignore them at your peril. Eight consecutive victories followed, and here we are – the grand finale of a Cricket World Cup, to be honest, there aren’t two more deserving teams than India and Australia to compete for cricket’s highest honor.
For a country where rugby is by far the most popular sport, the strain on Australian supporters is nothing compared to what Indian fans are presently experiencing. With a knife, you could cut the tension. People are even more apprehensive than the night before a University exam. Who could blame them? There has been a 10-year wait for an ICC trophy and a 12-year wait for a World Cup. Since 2011, just two players have remained in India’s squad: Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin. Add to it the feelings of cricket lovers in their mid-30s who were in their teens and sobbed themselves to sleep on March 23, 2003.
However, if all emotions are set aside and all concentration is focused on cricket, so much has already happened. So there was debate about the pitch – whether the final would be played on a used surface – and a prediction from Mitchell Marsh that, while made in fun, went viral. There’s also the announcement that umpire Richard Kettleborough will officiate the final, which is already giving supporters nightmares, and Pat Cummins declaring how happy he will be to quiet 1.3 lakh Indians by winning the World Cup.
Having said that, Cummins is well aware that all of this is easier said than done. India has beaten them four times in ODIs this year, including once in the competition itself. A team that has yet to exhibit any flaws. Despite losing their vice-captain to injury, this team has no flaws.
According to rumors, the Ahmedabad surface will be the same as that used for the India vs. Pakistan game, and it will be a little slower. Ideally, winning the toss and batting first would be the key to success, but you never know with these two sides. India has made chasing appear stupidly simple, while Australia accomplished the unthinkable when Glenn Maxwell pulled off the heist of at least the previous two decades. Is there a clear favorite? India may be somewhat ahead, but when the opposing team is Australia, please shred that piece of paper and toss it away.
Whatever skipper Rohit Sharma says, such as “all 15 players have a chance to play” or “we haven’t decided on the XI yet,” the simple reality is that India will remain unchanged 99.9 percent of the time. Even Australia is aware of it. Why mess with a formula that has won you the previous six matches in a row, much alone the championship? Sure, with this game against Australia, whose batters aren’t the best spinners, Ravichandran Ashwin is a tempting option, but India has been so good with Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav that adding a third spinner at the expense of a batter could be a mistake.
As the trip to the World Cup comes to an end, both Rohit Sharma and Pat Cummins’ lives come full circle. Cummins has an opportunity to show to his captaincy detractors that he belongs in the same category as Allan Border, Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting, and Michael Clarke. And for Rohit, what better way to vent his rage and anger about missing out on the 2011 World Cup squad than with a title-winning performance that would be remembered for generations? So get ready, everyone. Get ready for 8 hours of pounding action. India takes on Australia. The World Cup final is arrived.
It doesn’t get much larger than this.
Here are a few things to know about the India vs. Australia World Cup 2023 final:
– India has only defeated Australia in an ICC Trophy knockout round once, in the 2011 World Cup quarterfinal, while losing twice, in the 2003 final and the 2015 semi-final.
– In Ahmedabad, Shubman Gill enjoys batting. This season, he has 852 runs in 8 innings at Narendra Modi Stadium.
– Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer have formed an outstanding connection in the World Cup 2023, scoring 537 runs in eight innings.
– India defeated Australia in four One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in 2023.
– David Warner has a 50.63 ODI average against India.
Ahmedabad’s pitch has something for everyone, as both seamers and spinners may find significant value in it. The hitters must be patient in the middle, as there will be plenty of opportunities to score runs. Three of the previous five matches played at this venue have been won by teams batting second. Given how difficult it will be to chase in the finals, the team that wins the toss will almost certainly bat first.
Today in Ahmedabad, the sky is clear and the sun is shining brightly. However, the temperature has not been very high, making it ideal for a game of cricket. At 141, the AQI at the Narendra Modi Stadium is moderate. The maximum temperature will be 32°C, with a low of 19°C. There is little chance of rain, although the humidity will rise as the game progresses into the evening. Dew creation is possible in the latter levels of the game.
India predicted XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill. Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Siraj
Australia predicted XI:
David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins (c), Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood