India Playing 11 vs Australia – ICC World Cup 2023, Final

India takes on Australia in the ICC World Cup 2023 final in Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19. The match starts at 2 pm IST with the two teams fighting for the much-coveted title.

India are heading into this contest after beating New Zealand in the first semi-final. They finally overcame the semi-final hurdle, beating the Kiwis by 70 runs in a high-scoring contest in Mumbai. The Men in Blue are on a 10-match winning streak.

Ahead of their final against Australia, they face an interesting scenario. They face Australia in the World Cup final for the second time, 20 years since the 2003 World Cup. Australia back then were on a 10-match winning streak and ended up winning the final as well. Team India have been the most consistent team in this tournament so far.

So far they have been flawless in their approach. The batting, bowling, and fielding have clicked in unison. The biggest plus has been the top-order getting runs in this ICC event. Rohit Sharma has scored over 550 runs while Virat Kohli with 711 runs is the top-scorer in this tournament so far.

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India began their campaign against Australia by beating them in their first league game. Now they face the Aussies once again as they are hunting down a third World Cup title and possibly their second at home.

Team India have played an unchanged side since Hardik Pandya was ruled out of the tournament after the game against Bangladesh, This playing unit has been playing together since the New Zealand game. Unless any forced changes, the same XI is expected to play in the final against Australia.

India Playing 11 vs Australia – ICC World Cup 2023, Final

Rohit Sharma (C)

Rohit Sharma
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Rohit will open the batting for India. He has scored 550 runs in 10 matches and has been key at giving India quick starts inside the powerplay. He has also been praised for his selfless approach with the bat and for his captaincy skills as well.

Shubman Gill

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Gill will open the batting with Rohit. The 24-year-old has scored 350 runs in 8 matches at an average of 50.00 with four half-centuries to his name. he scored an unbeaten 80 in the semi-final against New Zealand.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
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Kohli will bat at three. He is the top-scorer of the tournament with 711 runs from 10 games. The former Indian skipper is fresh off his 50th ODI ton. He has scored three hundreds and five fifties in this tournament so far.

Shreyas Iyer

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Shreyas Iyer will bat at four. He is also fresh off his second century in this World Cup. He scored 105 against the Kiwis and overall 526 runs at an average of 75.14. He has scored 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries in ICC World Cup 2023.

KL Rahul (WK)

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KL Rahul will bat at five and also keep. He has been a key figure in the Indian middle-order scoring 386 runs at an average of 77.20. He has also taken 15 catches and affected one stumping. Rahul has scored 917 runs this year so far.

Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav
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SKY will slot in at six. So far in this World Cup, he has not had regular opportunities with the bat. In 6 games, he has hit 88 runs with a top knock of 49 runs. However, he is a big-match player and is expected to do well in the final.

Ravindra Jadeja

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Jadeja will slot in at seven. He has taken 16 wickets in 10 games including a fifer at an average of 22.19.. He has bowled at an economy of 4.25 and played some crucial knocks with the bat. As a fielder, he has added to the side as well taking three key catches in the last game.

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah
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Bumrah will lead the pace attack. So far in this World Cup, he has taken 18 wickets at an average of 18.33. In the semi-final against NZ, he picked up 1/64. Jasprit Bumrah is three short of 150 ODI wickets.

Mohammed Shami

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Shami is the leading wicket-taker in this tournament so far with 23 wickets in 10 games at an average of 9.13. He has taken one four-wicket haul and three fifers. The pacer picked up 7/57 in the semi-final.

Mohammed Siraj

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Siraj will be the third pacer in this lineup. He has been a little too expensive in this tournament picking up 13 scalps at an average of 32.61. He went for 78 runs off his nine overs in the semi-final against the Kiwis.

Kuldeep Yadav

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Kuldeep concludes India’s likely XI for the World Cup final against Australia. So far in this World Cup, he has picked up 15 wickets in 10 games at an average of 24.53. India might use him as a matchup against Glenn Maxwell.

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