India Eyeing Fairy Tale Finish in ICC World Cup Final Against Australia

Fri Nov 17 2023
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ISLAMABAD: Rohit Sharma’s undefeated Indian Eleven would look to end a 10-year world title break in front of 130,000 fans at the world’s biggest Crick Stadium in the World Cup final against five-time champions Australia on Sunday.

India managed to register 10 straight wins at the tournament, including the Semi-final, as they are eyeing a third World Cup victory to add to their early titles in 1983 and 2011, the last of which came on their home grounds.

Despite a cricket-crazy country with scores of legends, India are still without an international title since the 2013 Champions Trophy. Therefore, to fill the vacuum, the Indian fans and players would not miss the opportunity to make it possible for the happiness of 1.4 billion people.

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Australia in World Cup Finals

On the other side, the Australian side who would be playing a World Cup final for the eighth time, are also in good form with eight consecutive wins in the mega event and could become more lethal in crunch moments.

Talking to an Indian television channel, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, who was part of the 1983 World Cup-winning team, termed the final the most exciting and unbelievable one.

“We are playing against the five-time champions (Australia), a team that knows better how to come back from almost impossible situations. They know how to play finals, how to win finals.”

He further said that he believed it would be a real challenge for the Indian team, but he believed that Rohit Sharma’s men were ready for all this.

Apart from their five World Cup victories, the Aussies clinched their maiden T20 title in 2021 and also outclassed India in the World Test Championship final earlier this year.

However, in this World Cup, India defeated Australia by six-wicket in the group stage in Chennai, where Australia were bowled out for 199.

Australia also faced a 134-run defeat by South Africa in Lucknow, but they bounced back and beat the Proteas the previous day by three-wicket in a crunch game. In other words, It would be a thrilling and exciting final where both teams would leave no stone unturned to clinch the Title of World Cricket. 

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