India and Australia are poised to face off in the highly anticipated ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 2023 Final. The showdown for the ultimate championship will take place at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19.
The journey leading to this summit clash has been nothing short of spectacular for both teams. India comes to the final after defeating New Zealand in a gripping semi-final clash and is backed by an impressive unbeaten record of ten victories.
On the other hand, Australia demonstrated remarkable resilience following a shaky beginning and advanced to the final by defeating South Africa in the second semi-final. Notably, five-time champions Australia have secured their place to contend for the highly sought-after championship in the final showdown of the ODI World Cup for the record eighth time.
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ODI Stats and Records at Narendra Modi Stadium:
- Total matches: 32
- Matches won batting first: 17
- Matches won bowling first: 15
- Average first Innings scores: 237
- Average second Innings scores: 208
- Highest total recorded: 365/2 (50 Overs) by South Africa vs India
- Lowest total recorded: 85/10 (30.1 Overs) by Zimbabwe vs West Indies
- Highest score chased: 325/5 (47.4 Overs) by India vs West Indies
- Lowest score defended: 196/10 (48.3 Overs) by West Indies vs India
Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report:
The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is the world’s largest cricketing ground, and the pitches here have often leaned in favour of batters, offering them a friendly platform to accumulate runs. However, the initial overs of the match might present a formidable task for the batters, as the pitch tends to aid seam bowlers. As the game unfolds, spinners are also likely to find assistance from the surface. All in all, a compelling and intense match is expected to take place at this iconic venue.
Ahmedabad Weather Forecast
The weather in Ahmedabad will be bright and sunny with no chances of rain, and the match is expected to take place smoothly without any disruptions from the rain gods. The temperature at the venue is anticipated to reach approximately 31 degrees Celsius, with humidity levels around 36%. Additionally, the wind will soar at a pace of 8 kmph.
IND vs AUS, probable playing XI
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
Australia: Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
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