Cricket World Cup final prediction 2023: 45 days and 47 matches later, the World Cup 2023 final is here. The tournament that started on October 5 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will conclude on November 19 at the same venue.
The fixtures for the final were confirmed after the two semi-finals were concluded.
India vs New Zealand, Mumbai: India thrashed New Zealand in a high-scoring encounter at the Wankhede stadium. Rallying on centuries from Virat Kohli – his 50th in the format – and Shreyas Iyer, India piled up 397 runs. New Zealand were alive in the chase until Daryl Mitchell was at the crease, but Mohammed Shami’s 7-wicket haul, making him the record holder for the best bowling figures by an Indian men’s bowler in ODI cricket, proved too hot for the Kiwis to handle. India finally buried the ghosts of their 2019 semi-final loss against Kane Williamson’s team.
.Australia vs South Africa, Kolkata: in the second semi-final, in Kolkata, South Africa suffered their 5th World Cup semi-final knockout, third to Australia alone. The Proteas once again couldn’t reach their maiden World Cup final, but this time, they showed a better fight, though the catch drops and a couple of captaincy decisions would hurt them for a while.
Australia rode on sensational new-ball spells from Hazlewood and Starc before David Miller’s century took South Africa to 212. Travis Head and David Warner, though, put Australia in front in the chase with their blockbuster start. So significant was the start from the two left-handers that despite losing a cluster of wickets later on, Australia managed to get over the line with 3 wickets in hand.
According to the CWC 2023 final prediction, Rohit Sharma’s Team India had started the tournament as favorites and have only grown stronger as the competition progressed. And as expected, they are in the final, with a shot a history just one more win away. If India do win the final, they will become only the second team in history to lift the ODI World Cup trophy thrice.
Standing in their way is the team that already has not three, but five ODI World Cup trophies in its cabinet: Australia.
India remained flawless in the league phase. Ironically, an injury to their key all-rounder, Hardik Pandya, who provided the balance, made India’s bowling attack stronger as it allowed Mohammed Shami to come into the side and he has wreaked havoc game after game.
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Australia didn’t have an ideal start, losing two games initially. But Pat Cummins’ side, despite dealing with injuries and unavailabilities to a couple of players, and the lack of form of Mitchell Starc, pulled their straps to win 6 games in a row heading into the semis. Adam Zampa led the wickets tally with 22 wickets in the league stage.
For India, their bowlers have collectively thumped down the opponents, while Virat Kohli is leading their batting charts, once again, and is having his best ODI World Cup of the four he’s played in.
Cricket World Cup final prediction 2023
We are predicting that India will win the World Cup 2023 final in Ahmedabad and clinch the ODI World Cup trophy for the third time in their history.