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After almost a month and a half of the ODI World Cup 2023 action, the final is all to take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19 between India and Australia. The Indian team will be looking to win its third World Cup trophy after previous victories in 1983 and 2011. Boasting an undefeated record in the tournament, they emerged victorious in all 10 of their matches. In the semi-final, India beat New Zealand by 70 runs.
Australia, on the other hand, earned their place in the final with a close victory over South Africa at the Eden Gardens. Notably, in the group stage encounter between India and Australia, India emerged triumphant by six wickets and with 52 balls to spare. The Indian bowlers excelled, limiting Australia to a total of 199. Ravindra Jadeja secured three wickets, while Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav claimed two each.
During the chase, India successfully reached the target in 41.2 overs, with KL Rahul remaining unbeaten on 97 and Virat Kohli scoring 85.
For India, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have top scored with the bat. Rohit has scored 550 runs in 10 matches, boasting an average of 55 and a strike rate of 124.15. Kohli, on the other hand, has scored 711 runs in 10 matches, at an impressive average of 101.57 and a strike rate of 90.69.
For Australia, David Warner has scored 528 runs in 10 matches at an average or 52.8 and a strike rate of 107.54.
Ahead of the final of the World Cup, here is everything you need to know.
India vs Australia Injury Update
Both teams do not have any injury concerns and are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI.
India vs Australia Predicted XI
India Playing XI
1 Rohit Sharma (c), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 KL Rahul (wk), 6 Suryakumar Yadav, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Mohammed Shami, 9 Jasprit Bumrah, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Mohammed Siraj.
Australia Playing XI
1 David Warner, 2 Travis Head, 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Marnus Labuschagne, 6 Glenn Maxwell, 7 Josh Inglis (wk), 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Pat Cummins (c), 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood.
India vs Australia Match Details
Match: India vs Australia
Date & Time: November 19, 2.00 PM IST
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
India vs Australia Fantasy Team
Wicketkeepers: KL Rahul
Batters: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Shubman Gill
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja (vc), Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers: Mitchell Starc, Mohammed Shami, Adam Zampa
India vs Australia: Ahmedabad Weather and Pitch Report
The pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is balanced, but we have not seen high scoring games at this venue in the 2023 World Cup.
The weather in Ahmedabad will be warm and sunny with no rain forecast.
India vs Australia, 2023 World Cup Broadcast details
The match between India and Australia will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
India vs Australia Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the India vs Australia match. The toss will take place at 2.00 PM IST.
India vs Australia ODI matches Head-to-Head
Matches Played – 150
Matches won by India – 57
Matches won by Australia – 82
No Result – 10
Matches Tied – 0
India vs Australia Match Prediction
Both teams have in-form and experienced players who can make this match a close contest. But if we go by the consistency displayed throughout the tournament, India are the favourites to win the final.