The stage is set for a cricketing spectacle as India and Australia lock horns in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 final. The clash, scheduled for Sunday at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, promises a gripping contest between two cricketing powerhouses.
India’s journey to the final has been nothing short of dominant. With an unblemished record of ten wins, including a convincing victory over New Zealand in the semi-finals, the team led by Rohit Sharma is in prime form. A nine-game winning streak in the league stage has highlighted their path to the final. Don’t forget to check out our article on how to watch the 2023 Cricket World Cup final!
Crucial stats and history
The historical context adds to the excitement as the 2023 Cricket World Cup reaches its pinnacle. With two previous World Cup victories in 1983 and 2011, India squares off against Australia, the most successful nation in tournament history with five titles, the latest in 2015.
Australia, known for their prowess in finals, has won the last four Cricket World Cup titles they contested. Their confidence is riding high after overcoming South Africa in the semi-finals. Interestingly, in their previous encounter in the league stage, India emerged victorious with a six-wicket win, showcasing a strong bowling performance and resilient batting.
2023 Cricket World Cup final date and time
Cricket enthusiasts should mark Sunday, November 19, on their calendars. The 2023 Cricket World Cup final between Australia and India starts at 7:30 pm AEDT.
Head-to-head: Australia vs. India
The anticipation grows as these cricketing giants face off once again. In their last meeting, India secured a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Australia. Overall, Australia holds a slight edge in ODI World Cup encounters with eight wins to India’s five, adding an intriguing element to the final.
India’s journey to the final has been spectacular. They won all nine group-stage matches with a remarkable net run rate of +2.570. The semi-final triumph against New Zealand solidified their position as strong contenders for the World Cup title.
Australia’s path has been marked by resilience, winning seven of their group-stage matches. Despite two losses, they maintained a commendable net run rate of +0.841. The semi-final clash against South Africa showcased their ability to handle pressure in crucial situations.
As the cricketing world awaits the grand finale, cricket fans can expect a thrilling Sunday evening. The clash between India and Australia promises to be a defining moment in cricketing history, with both teams eyeing the 2023 Cricket World Cup championship. Get ready for a gripping showdown!
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