After starting their World Cup journey with 2 back to back defeats, Australia won eight of their next games to advance straight to the final. The final between the Australian cricket team and India is now set to take place on Sunday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The two fierce rivals will face each other in a summit match in the World Cup 2023 final after 2003.
In a thrilling semi-final at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens, Australia defeated South Africa by three wickets to advance to the final. Now, Australia is going for their sixth World Cup victory, while India, the hosts, are going for their first one since 2011. Australia has won eight out of ten games going into the final, while India has won all ten of their previous games.
Fans can’t help but be reminded of the thrilling 2003 World Cup final, in which Australia defeated India by 125 runs. The forthcoming final looks to be another blockbuster where either India can take their revenge or Australia can continue their dominance.
Looking into the ODI head to head record of the teams, Australia is favoured better. Out of 150 clashes between the teams, the Kangaroos have won 83 while 57 are won by the men in blue. However, the current form of team India says otherwise. With this impeccable form, it is really difficult to overpower them.
So, can Australia beat the invincible team India? Yes, they can. Under the captaincy of Pat Cummins, the team showed incredible perseverance by winning eight straight games. Victories over formidable cricketing nations like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, England, and Sri Lanka were part of this remarkable comeback. Their winning streak continued with each victory, and they ended the semifinals against South Africa with a thrilling three-wicket victory. Australia knows how to deal with pressure and this is what makes them 5 times ODI World Cup winners.
It is hard to say which team will conquer the finals but a thrilling and nail biting face off is guaranteed!