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India vs Australia: ICC Men's ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 Final Match Preview, Possible Lineups, Pitch Report, Head-to-Head, and Dream XI Team Prediction

India and Australia will go head to head in the Final of the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

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India vs Australia: ICC Men's ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 Final Match Preview, Possible Lineups, Pitch Report, Head-to-Head, and Dream XI Team Prediction

Rohit Sharma or Pat Cummins: who will win the 2023 World Cup? Image - ICC

India and Australia will meet in the Grand Finale of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023. The match will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat at 2:00 pm IST.

After a exciting Semi-Final match between South Africa and Australia, Pat Cummins & his side made it into the final of the tournament. The Invincible India entered the finals after defeating New Zealand in the 1st semi-final in a comfortable manner.

Also Read: Winners list of last 10 ICC Tournaments

India vs Australia: CWC 2023 Final Match Preview

Rohit Sharma and Pat Cummins at the pre-final photo shoot at Adalaj Stepwell  Image - ICC
Rohit Sharma and Pat Cummins at the pre-final photo shoot at Adalaj Stepwell Image - ICC

Match Details:

Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad  Image - Wikipedia
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad Image - Wikipedia

India vs Australia: Head-to-Head in ODIs

  • Matches played: 150

  • India won: 57

  • Australia won: 83

  • Tied: 0

  • No Result: 10

India vs Australia: Head-to-Head in ICC Events

ICC Champions Trophy

India and Australia have played each other just four times in this competition. They met for the first time in the quarterfinal of the first edition in 1998. Australia lost the match by 44 runs. The sides have not met in this competition since 2009, when rain washed out their meeting in Centurion. 

ICC T20 World Cup

India won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007, and they defeated Australia in the semifinal of that tournament. Overall, India have played five T20 World Cup matches against Australia, winning three.

Their latest meeting was in the Super Ten stage in 2016. Virat Kohli led the 161-runand the game for India with five balls to spare. 

Competition Matches Wins Losses Draws/NR
ICC World Cup 13 5 8 0/0
ICC Champions Trophy 4 2 1 0/1
ICC T20 World Cup 5 3 2 0/0
Total 31 14 14 2/1

India vs Australia: Head-to-Head in ICC Knockout Matches

Competition Matches Wins Losses Draws/NR
ICC World Cup 3 1 2 0/0
ICC Champions Trophy 2 2 0 0/0
ICC T20 World Cup 1 1 0 0/0
ICC World Test Championship Final 1 0 1 0/0
Total 7 4 3 0/0

India vs Australia: Team News

India:

India has been the most formidable side in this World Cup, winning all the games they have played so far. The Men in Blues will only make a change if an injury occurs. It is unlikely that they will be going for Ashwin in the Final after playing the whole campaign with almost the same team.

India have no choice but to stick with the three seamers that have produced results consistently since Pandya sustained the injury and got out from the third match of the tournament.

Can Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid lead India to another home World Cup win?  Image - AFP/Getty
Can Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid lead India to another home World Cup win? Image - AFP/Getty

The best thing about the host is, that every player is on top of their form. Virat Kohli is the top run scorer of the tournament while Rohit Sharma is giving a deadly start in every match. Gill hasn't score a century in the Cricket World Cup 2023 yet but has scored runs consistently. Iyer and Rahul are also in their peak while Jadeja has given good endings whenever he has gotten the opportunity.

Shami is the highest wicket-taker not only that but he has just become the cheat code for India. Bumrah has the best economy while Kuldeep and Jadeja have contributed with the wickets as well whenever the team needed them. Siraj has leaked a lot of runs but also scalped some crucial wickets. India are in a perfect sort of position at this moment and are looking like the ultimate favourites in the Final.

Australia:

Australia are likely to be unchanged, but they may select Marcus Stoinis if they decide to go with an extra allrounder and remove one of the batters. David Warner hasn't been consistent throughout the campaign but still has scored more than 500 runs for his side. Meanwhile, Travis Head is in brilliant form and scored runs consistently after his comeback from the injury. Marsh is also not in good form so might get replaced with Stoinis.

Glenn Maxwell is the x factor but the main concern has been with Smith and Labuschagne's form. They haven't contributed so much for the side throughout the campaign but they are the big match players and the side will surely go with them. Australia's bowling attack hasn't impressed the fans but Zampa has taken wickets consistently. The pacers bowled really well in the Semi-Final clash against South Africa and are expected to do the same in the Final as well.

It's been quite a year for Australia captain Pat Cummins  Getty Images
It's been quite a year for Australia captain Pat Cummins Getty Images

India vs Australia: Pitch & Weather Report

Members of the Australia set-up investigate the pitch  Image - AFP/Getty
Members of the Australia set-up investigate the pitch Image - AFP/Getty

The Narendra Modi Stadium wicket will help in spin bowling. However, in recent years, particularly during the IPL, the track has been quicker and has aided run-scoring. The batters have to be patient in the middle, as there will be plenty of runs that can be scored. Teams batting second have won three of the last five matches played at this ground. But it might be difficult to chase under the pressure of the finals so, the team that wins the toss is probably going to bat first.

The weather conditions in Ahmedabad are perfect for the final. A clear sunny sky is expected on the big day with the highest temperature of 32°C. There's absolutely no chance of rain while the humidity is expected to rise as the game progresses into the evening. 

India vs Australia: Possible XI

  • India (IND): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubhman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.

  • Australia (AUS): David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis(w), Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.

India vs New Zealand: Dream XI Team Prediction

Dream XI Team Prediction  SportzPoint
Dream XI Team Prediction SportzPoint

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