The cricketing world is set for an epic showdown as India and Australia lock horns in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Scheduled for November 19, 2023, at 02:00 PM IST, the battleground is the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Let’s dive into the match details, team performance, and fantasy picks for this high-stakes encounter.
- Match: India vs Australia, Final
- Date: 19th November 2023
- Time: 02:00 PM IST
- Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
India has been a force to be reckoned with, winning all 10 matches in the tournament so far. On the other side, Australia, with an equally impressive record of 7 wins in 10 matches, stands tall as the opponent in this grand finale.
Previous Encounters and Fantasy Highlights
KL Rahul’s stellar performance earned him the Man of the Match in the previous encounter between India and Australia. Rahul scored the highest fantasy points for India with 125, while Josh Hazlewood led Australia’s fantasy points leaderboard with 94.
In their last matches, India defeated New Zealand by 70 runs, with Mohammed Shami emerging as the fantasy star, accumulating 195 points. Australia secured a win against South Africa by 3 wickets, with Travis Head as their fantasy standout, scoring 163 points.
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
The Narendra Modi Stadium pitch is deemed balanced, with an average 1st innings score of 214 runs in the last 20 matches. Chasing has been favorable, with the team batting first winning only 30% of matches. Pacers have dominated, claiming 67% of wickets, indicating a pitch conducive to fast bowling. The weather in Ahmedabad is expected to be around 32.81°C with 24% humidity and 1.21 m/s winds.
IND vs AUS Squad Information
Australia (AUS) Squad: Josh Hazlewood, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Pat Cummins, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Travis Head, Alex Carey, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis and Cameron Green
India (IND) Squad: Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, Suryakumar Yadav, Mohammed Shami, KL Rahul, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj and Shubman Gill
Dream11 Fantasy Picks
Top Batsmen and Wicket-Keepers:
- Rohit Sharma: A consistent performer with an average of 79 fantasy points in the last 10 games.
- Virat Kohli: The Indian skipper boasts an average of 94 fantasy points, displaying remarkable consistency.
- David Warner: Australia’s opening left-hander with an average of 76 fantasy points in the last 10 games.
- Mohammed Shami: A right-arm fast bowler, Shami has an impressive average of 105 fantasy points.
- Jasprit Bumrah: Known for his precision, Bumrah holds an average of 65 fantasy points.
- Mitchell Starc: The left-arm fast bowler is a reliable choice, averaging 55 fantasy points.
- Glenn Maxwell: A differential pick with an average of 100 fantasy points in the last 10 games.
- Ravindra Jadeja: The slow left-arm orthodox bowler has an average of 74 fantasy points.
- Mitchell Marsh: A punt player averaging 71 fantasy points, offering a strategic edge.
Top Players of the Last Match
- India: Mohammed Shami (195 fantasy points), Virat Kohli (144), Shreyas Iyer (143).
- Australia: Travis Head (163 fantasy points), Mitchell Starc (105), Pat Cummins (103).
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
- Rohit Sharma: A consistent top-order batsman, averaging 30.4 per match in the last 4 games.
- Glenn Maxwell: An unpredictable but impactful performer, boasting an average of 48.6 per match.
- Mohammed Shami: A wicket-taking bowler, with 14 wickets in the last 4 matches.
- Virat Kohli: The Indian captain in superb form, averaging 71.4 in the recent 4 matches.
- Shubman Gill: A top-order opening batter, averaging 49.2 per match in the last 4 games.
IND vs AUS Dream11 Team Today
Wicket-Keepers: KL Rahul and Josh Inglis
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Mitchell Marsh and David Warner
All-Rounder: Cameron Green
Bowlers: Mitchell Starc, Jasprit Bumrah and Adam Zampa
Captain: Rohit Sharma
Vice-Captain: Shubman Gill
As the cricketing universe eagerly awaits this titanic clash, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final promises to be a spectacle of skill, strategy, and sporting glory. Buckle up for a roller-coaster ride on November 19, as two cricketing giants vie for the ultimate honor in the world of international cricket.