IND vs AUS – ICC WC Final Prediction 19 Nov 2023
The much-anticipated day in the cricketing world has arrived with the World Cup 2023 final between India and Australia at the iconic Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad.
- Two teams at the peak of their prowess will compete for ultimate glory, with the presence of celebrities, A-listers, and political leaders adding to the grandeur of the occasion.
- The last encounter between these teams took place two decades ago in Johannesburg, where Ricky Ponting’s Australia shattered a billion Indian hopes with a dominant 125-run victory in a one-sided final.
- However, this time, the home team is on an unprecedented winning streak in this competition, securing victories in ten consecutive matches.
IND vs AUS – ICC WC Final – Venue Details
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Date: November 19th 2023
Time: 14:00 (local)
IND vs AUS – ICC WC Final – Team Previews
India’s displays in this competition have been nothing short of exceptional. They have demonstrated near-perfection, dismissing opponents for below 80 runs twice. Out of the five instances they batted first, they exceeded the 350-run mark three times and posted 326 in another match. Their fielding has been outstanding, and four of the top five batsmen have registered centuries, with Shubman Gill maintaining an impressive average of 50.
The team has thrived on the support of their passionate home crowds, with memorable moments including the captain’s spectacular performance against New Zealand in the semifinal, Shami’s impactful first-ball strikes, Kohli’s centuries, and Bumrah’s magical deliveries. These stories will be cherished, especially if they culminate in the coveted trophy finding a place on the mantelpiece.
India is expected to stick with the winning combination that has served them well in six consecutive games unless there is a late fitness concern. Ravichandran Ashwin, who had a substantial bowling and batting session, might be considered given his impact in the match against the same opponent in Chennai. However, the team is likely to resist this temptation to avoid either a two-seamer attack or being a pure batter short.
For many teams, playing in a World Cup final is a momentous occasion. For Australia, it’s a way of life. Despite facing uncertainties on their journey to this point, including losing their first two games and encountering challenging situations in subsequent matches, they find themselves on the brink of becoming champions.
In a year that has already seen them retain the Ashes in England and secure victory in the World Test Championship, completing a three-year run of world titles in each format seems within their grasp. Australia, accustomed to big occasions, may not be daunted by the prospect of more than 100,000 fans in the sport’s largest stadium.
There is contemplation about including Marcus Stoinis in the team instead of Marnus Labuschagne, but considering the quality of India’s bowling attack, Labuschagne might be the preferred choice once again, as was the case in the semi-final.
IND vs AUS – ICC WC Final – Probable Playing XI’s
India: R Sharma (Cap), S Gill, V Kohli, S Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), S Yadav, Ravi Jadeja, Mohd Shami, K Yadav, J Bumrah, Mohd Siraj
Australia: D Warner, T Head, Mitch Marsh, S Smith, M Labuschagne, G Maxwell, J Inglis (wk), P Cummins (Cap), Mitch Starc, A Zampa, J Hazlewood
IND vs AUS – ICC WC Final – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The pitch set for the India vs. Australia World Cup final is the same one used for the India-Pakistan match in the tournament’s second week. The pitch features a darkish hue, typical of a black soil surface, suggesting potential for lower bounce and some slow turn. Dew could also be a factor, adding to the challenges for the teams in the final.
IND vs AUS – ICC WC Final – Win Prediction
India are going in as the favourites and will get their hands on their 3rd World Cup trophy.