World Cup 2023 : The World Cup 2023 has once again returned to the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The tournament started here on October 5 and now it will also conclude here with the title match between two-time World Cup winner India and five-time champion Australia.
India, the host of the tournament, is in great form. India have won all their matches in the tournament so far, including a six-wicket win over Australia in the tournament opener in Chennai on October 8.
At the same time, Australia started with two defeats before winning but reached the finals by winning eight consecutive matches.
India’s winning percentage in ODI matches at this venue is 58. Whereas, for Australia it is 67 percent.
The last time India and Australia met in an ODI World Cup final was in the 2003 edition of the tournament at Wanderers, Johannesburg, South Africa, where Australia won by 125 runs.
The last time India and Australia met in the knockout match of the ODI World Cup was in Ahmedabad in 2011, where India won. According to the data provided by Cricket-21.com, the captains have preferred to bowl first in three of the four World Cup matches at this venue and their decision proved to be correct.
Here, fast bowlers have taken 35 wickets in four matches of the 2023 World Cup. While the spinners have taken 22 wickets. The bowling strike rate of fast bowlers is also better at 32.7. Whereas, the strike rate of spinners is 44.8. Talking about economy, the economy rate of spinners is 4.9, while the economy rate of fast bowlers is 6.
Both India and Australia have been at their best in all departments in their journey to reach the World Cup final. Now, the time has come for both the teams to try their best to be crowned the World Cup champions in the packed stadium of Ahmedabad.