ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 is concluding on Sunday, November 19, 2023, with the final match that will be played between India and Australia. The former made it to the final of the tournament after defeating New Zealand in the first semi-final while Australia qualified for the final after beating South Africa in the second semi-final. The highly anticipated final match of ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 between IND and AUS will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium formerly known as Motera Stadium. Rohit & Co. can etch their names in the history books if they sail past the might of Australia who revived their campaign after two defeats in a row at the start of the tournament. Let’s take a look at both teams’ strengths and weaknesses. Continue reading this article and take a look below.
The D-day is less than 24 hours away from now. Fans are eagerly waiting for the highly anticipated match between India and Australia. While Indian fans are hoping for revenge for India’s defeat in the 2003 ICC World Cup Final against Australia, on the other hand, Australia’s fans are waiting for the 6th trophy. In 2003, Ricky Ponting-led Australia defeated Saurav Ganguly’s Men In Blue which left the whole nation depressed for almost a decade until MS Dhoni-led side triumphed in 2011’s tournament. Now it’s time for Rohit Sharma and Boyz.
Talking about the strengths of both teams, both teams’ opening batsmen are in electrifying form. For Australia Travis Head and David Warner, and for India skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubhman Gill are in red hot forms. The number 3 of both teams, Virat Kohli and Mitchell Marsh can score big for their teams. But India has one hand up when it comes to Number 4 as Shreyas Iyer has scored three tons in this World Cup on the other hand, Steve Smith has not scored a big knock in this tournament yet.
Speaking of the bowling attack, India and Australia have similar kinds of bowling attacks. India has a pace trio of Mohammad Shami (highest wicket-taker of the tournament), Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammad Siraj, and Australia has Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood. Australia’s spinner Adam Zampa could be a threat to Team India as he is the second-highest wicket-taker after Mohammad Shami. He has got 21 wickets so far. Australia’s lower order except Glenn Maxwell has not performed well so far which could be a weakness of the team.