- India have won 10 matches in a row in the World Cup 2023 whereas Australia have won their previous eight games coming into this final.
- India have the best batting average (60.83) as well as the best bowling average (21.19) in the tournament.
The coveted trophy will be on the line when India and Australia lock horns in the final of the World Cup 2023 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on November 19th. The Rohit Sharma-led side, which has been unbeaten in the tournament, defeated New Zealand in the semi final by 70 runs. Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer smashed centuries while Mohammed Shami bagged a 7-for. India are favourites to win this match at 1.44.
Australia lost their first two games of the World Cup 2023 but have since been undefeated. They beat South Africa in the semi final by three wickets to reach their eighth WC final. Chasing 213, Travis Head smashed 62 off 48 before Australia had a few hiccups. Eventually, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc steered them over the line. Australia have odds of 2.92 to win this match.
The overall head-to-head record between these two teams in ODI cricket is tilted towards Australia. They have competed against each other in 150 ODIs, of which Australia have won 83 while India have claimed 57 games. As for the previous 10 encounters, the scoreline is tied at 5-5.
Narendra Modi Stadium has hosted 30 ODIs, with the team batting first and the chasing side claiming 15 games each. Teams prefer having runs on the board in knockout matches and there’s a possibility of seamers getting more movement under the lights. Our toss prediction is for India to win the toss and bat first.
India are on a 10-match winning streak in the World Cup and have been very dominant. Australia have also won their last eight games but there have been moments where they looked vulnerable. The home side India start as favourites with a win probability of 69%.
The average first innings score at Narendra Modi Stadium after 30 ODIs stands at 243. Four games have been played here in the ongoing tournament, with the average batting first score of 251.
The Ahmedabad Stadium has traditionally offered pitches with good battle between bat and ball. Seamers should get good movement here while spinners should also get some assistance here. Batters can score big once they see through the difficult phase.
The weather in Ahmedabad should be sunny on Sunday afternoon and clear and pleasant in the evening. There is no threat of rain predicted for Sunday, with the temperature ranging between 25-34 degree Celsius.
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Jos Inglis (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Virat Kohli: The Indian maestro has scored a record 711 runs in the ongoing World Cup, averaging 101 at a strike rate of 90. He has smashed three centuries and five half centuries, including a record 50th ODI ton in the semi final.
Josh Hazlewood: The right arm pacer has been excellent for Australia in the ongoing World Cup. He has taken 14 wickets in 10 games at an economy of just 4.67. Hazlewood returned with terrific figures of 2/12 in eight overs in the semi final.
Australia are on an eight-match winning streak and this group has won three ICC trophies in the past. But India remain favourites thanks to their nearly flawless bowling unit and a formidable batting line-up. Unlike India, Australia have been vulnerable in both departments at times during this tournament.
Our pick: Back India to win the match at 1.44
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Mohammed Shami is the top wicket-taker in the tournament with 23 wickets from six games. He averages a superb 9.13 runs per wicket and has taken four or more wickets on four instances. Back Shami at 3.45 to be India’s top bowler in the match!