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The final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 between India and Australia is set to be held on November 19, 2023, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. After playing 47 games, including the semi-finals, both teams have emerged as the best in the tournament, having won their respective matches. This will be the third time India and Australia will face each other in the finals of an ICC event and the second time in the 50-over World Cup.
All eyes are on Australia's big dance against India on Sunday
Hosts India has been in excellent form, having won ten consecutive matches, and dominated the tournament with their clinical performances in batting, bowling, and fielding. On the other hand, Australia won eight straight games to reach their eighth World Cup finals after losing their first two games and being placed at the bottom of the table. This will be the second time in the history of the World Cup that two teams have met in the finals more than once. The first pair of teams were Sri Lanka and Australia, who played in 1996 and 2007, respectively. In both previous finals between India and Australia, Australia emerged as the winner.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have been the standout performers in the tournament. Sharma has been exceptional with his aggressive batting in the powerplay, putting pressure on the opposition. Bumrah has been decisive in the powerplay, making it difficult for the opposition to score runs. Virat Kohli has also played a crucial role, scoring 711 runs in ten innings at an average of over 100. Mohammed Shami has picked up 23 wickets in six games, including three five-wicket hauls and a four-wicket haul. The rest of the team has also contributed significantly to India's success in the tournament.
Australia's David Warner has been in excellent form, scoring 528 runs in ten games at an average of 52.80. Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell have also played a significant role in Australia's success, scoring 426 and 398 runs, respectively. Adam Zampa has been the standout performer in the bowling department, picking up 22 wickets, while pacer Josh Hazlewood has picked up 14 wickets. Australia will be determined to stop India's unbeaten run and continue their winning streak in the finals.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of the Final between India and Australia in the ODI World Cup 2023:
Head-to-Head Form Guide:
In the 150 games played between the two teams, the Aussies have emerged victorious in 83 matches, while India has won 57 games. 10 of the matches have ended in no result. These statistics demonstrate Australia's dominance over the Men in Blue, with a winning percentage of 55.33%.
1 - Jasprit Bumrah (349) needs one wicket to complete 350 wickets across formats.
1 - Ravindra Jadeja (199) needs one four to complete 200 fours in ODIs.
1 - Travis Head (249) needs one four to complete 250 fours in ODIs.
1 - Travis Head (49) needs one six to complete 50 maximums in ODIs.
3 - Mohammed Shami (447) needs three wickets to complete 450 wickets across formats.
3 - Virat Kohli (1741) requires three runs to surpass Ricky Ponting (1743) and become the second-leading run-scorer in ODI World Cups.
3 - Jasprit Bumrah (147) needs three wickets to complete 150 wickets in ODIs.
75 - David Warner (6925) needs 75 runs to reach the landmark of 7000 runs in ODIs.
107 - Glenn Maxwell (3893) needs 107 runs to complete 4000 ODI runs.
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