Cricket: Aus win toss, elect to field in 2023 WC final

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Cricket: Aus win toss, elect to field in 2023 WC final

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Ahmedabad, Nov 19 : Australia won the toss and elected to field first against India in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup finals at Narendra Modi Stadium here on Sunday.

Both countries are fielding the same teams which they played in their respective semifinal matches of the tournament. A lot is at stake for India as the Rohit Sharma-led side aim for their third World Cup title, while Australia will look to lift the cup for the sixth time.

Plenty of stars are on song in this tournament. Virat Kohli just notched up his record 50 ODI centuries, breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record at the Wankhede against New Zealand in the first semifinal.

David Warner and Glenn Maxwell also have done well, along with Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood would like to give some uncomfortable moments inside 10 overs against dashing openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill.

India’s bowling also has been fascinating throughout the tournament, especially Mohammad Shami has been on a murderous spree. In the semifinals he snatched up seven wickets.

The Men in Blue will start as favourites, but one cannot count out Australia who boast of big-match players and know how to win finals.


India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

Australia (Playing XI): Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis(w), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins(c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.