After a gap of 20 years, Australia and India are set to face off in the Cricket World Cup final at Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday, promising an exciting showdown. The hosts, India, secured their spot in the final by defeating New Zealand by 70 runs, while Australia clinched their place with a narrow three-wicket victory over South Africa.
Australia, aiming for their fifth World Cup title, seeks to replicate their 2003 success when they dominated India with a 125-run victory. On the other hand, India, unbeaten in this tournament so far, is eager to claim their first World Cup since 2011. The stage is set for a thrilling clash as cricket enthusiasts around the world anticipate the outcome of this highly anticipated final.
Know The Time!
Tune in to Fox Cricket for comprehensive pre-match coverage before the final kicks off at 7:30 pm AEDT. Starting at 6 pm AEDT, Australian cricket legends Brendon Julian, Kerry O’Keeffe, and Mark Waugh will provide live previews of all the upcoming action. The crucial coin toss is scheduled for 7 pm AEDT, followed by some insightful final words from the trio before the exciting cricket action begins.
No Predictions! Why?
In ODI World Cup encounters, Australia and India have clashed 13 times, with Australia emerging victorious in eight matches and India securing five wins. In the broader context of 150 ODI matches between the two nations, Australia maintains an advantage with 83 wins compared to India’s 57.
|Net Run Rate||+2.570||+0.841|
|Semifinals||India defeated New Zealand by 70 runs
|Australia defeated South Africa by 3 wickets
According to Sportsbet, India is seen as the team most likely to win the World Cup, with odds of $1.40, while Australia is considered the less likely team, with odds of $2.90.
Despite rain delays affecting Australia’s semi-final against South Africa, there’s little concern about wet weather for the final. The weather forecast for Sunday in Ahmedabad is sunny, with an expected high temperature of 33 degrees Celsius.
Events- An Evening To Remember!
The BCCI unveiled a comprehensive list of events and celebrities scheduled to attend the World Cup final between India and Australia at the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad.
Get ready for an incredible spectacle as India faces Australia in the World Cup 2023 final at the colossal Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. The BCCI has revealed a star-studded lineup of events and celebrities, promising a grand affair:
Prime Minister’s Presence: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will grace the final, adding a prestigious touch to the event.
Indian Air Force Airshow: The Suryakiran Indian Air Force airshow is set to captivate spectators after the toss at 1:30 pm IST, with a dazzling display lasting 15-20 minutes.
Musical Performances: During the first innings drinks break, Aditya Gadhavi, the Gujarati singing sensation from Coke Studio, will enchant the audience.
Entertainment Extravaganza: The innings break will be a star-studded affair featuring Bollywood music composer Pritam and renowned singers Jonita Gandhi, Nakash Aziz, Akasa Joshi, Tushar Joshi, and Amit Mishra. A crowd of 1.3 lakh is in for a treat, complemented by the rhythmic moves of 500 dancers from Mumbai grooving to popular Bollywood tunes.
Cultural Showcase: The event goes beyond cricket, offering a taste of India’s soft power to the visiting Australian team and a global TV audience.
Special Tribute: The BCCI plans to honor World Cup-winning captains from 1975 to 2019 by presenting them with special blazers, adding a touch of nostalgia and recognition to the grand occasion.
A Tragic Notion Of Astrotalk!
Puneet Gupta, the CEO of Astrotalk, has made an ambitious commitment just hours before the crucial match. He has pledged to distribute a whopping Rs 100 crore to Astrotalk users if India emerges victorious and lifts the World Cup trophy. Reflecting on the past, Mr. Gupta took a nostalgic journey down memory lane, reminiscing about India’s last ODI World Cup triumph in 2011.