New Delhi: The highly anticipated final match of the Cricket World Cup 2023 is set to take place on November 19, with India and Australia vying for the championship. The clash will unfold at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad at 2 pm Indian time. India aims for its third world championship, while Australia seeks its sixth title.
Ravi Shastri's Insights on Key Moments and Virat Kohli
Former Team India player Ravi Shastri emphasizes the crucial role of the first 10 overs in both innings, determining the match's outcome. Shastri predicts that star batsman Virat Kohli, in exceptional form, could mark the final with another century, following his outstanding performance in the semi-finals.
Importance of Strong Starts and Danger Players
Shastri underscores the significance of strong starts, citing Rohit Sharma's impressive top-order performances for India and highlighting Australia's dangerous players like David Warner, Travis Head, and Mitchell Marsh. A solid start, he notes, can boost a team's confidence significantly.
Shastri's Vision for India's Victory
Expressing his disappointment as a former coach, Shastri encourages the Indian team, emphasizing that they deserve to win the World Cup. He believes the time has come for players like Rohit Sharma to secure victory. Shastri acknowledges the final as a momentous opportunity for six or seven players to claim their first World Cup.
India's Bowling Unit: Best Ever in White-Ball Cricket
Shastri praises India's bowling unit, hailing it as the best in white-ball cricket. With three exceptional fast bowlers and skilled spinners like Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav, Shastri emphasizes the unit's versatility and skill set, making them formidable contenders on any pitch worldwide.