The 2023 Cricket World Cup concludes at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday afternoon and evening with the final between India and Australia. India, which has won every match in the tournament, defeated New Zealand by 70 runs in the semi-final on Wednesday at the Wankhede Stadium. Australia qualified for the match on Sunday by defeating South Africa by a narrow three wickets at Eden Gardens on Thursday. Following this is a preview of the final. The match commences at 14:00 local time in Ahmedabad.
The overwhelming majority of analysts had anticipated that India would be the most formidable team in the competition, but everyone has been taken aback by their remarkable consistency and strength through the first ten games. Possessing an all-star lineup, they ought to have more than enough to prevail and hoist the trophy.
Australia appeared to be eliminated from the 2023 Cricket World Cup after losing their first two matches, but they have since recovered and have demonstrated considerable fortitude in squeezing through nail-biting contests. They will be a formidable opponent in the final due to their competitive nature.
Despite being compelled to retire in the semi-final due to a hamstring injury, Shubman Gill returned to complete his innings and is anticipated to be healthy to play in this match. India has no other fitness concerns prior to this match.
During this contest, relative humidity is anticipated to increase, while temperatures are predicted to fall from the early 30s to the mid-20s. On Sunday, there is no precipitation predicted for the final in Ahmedabad.
This pitch should present a challenge for all bowlers, and batting at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday will not be simple. We anticipate a par score of 295 to 290.
Rohit Sharma named an unchanged XI for India’s last group stage game against the Netherlands, and with no fresh injuries incurred in Sunday’s play, we expect the same team to be named for this semi-final against fresh Zealand.
India Squad Predicted:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
It was not unexpected to see both Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc return to the starting lineup for the semi-final triumph over South Africa, given that they were rested in their final group stage match. Following Thursday’s victory, no players reported injuries, and we anticipate that the same squad will be assembled for this contest.
Australia Squad Predicted
Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
India vs Australia Prediction:
The tournament has been outstanding, with India and Australia each securing comfortable victories in the elimination round and experiencing tumultuous victories, respectively. Australia is an underdog in a final due to their passion for the spotlight and the ability of batsmen such as David Warner and Glenn Maxwell to seize the game. Nevertheless, India’s performance in this final has been exceptionally excellent throughout the competition, and we do not anticipate a decline in that regard. We have a forecast that India will emerge victorious on Sunday.