Team India would be playing their fourth ODI World Cup final when they take the field on 19th November 2023. They would be facing the mighty Australian team in the final. This iconic clash is set to take place inside the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad. The two teams have faced off in this tournament before where India won the game convincingly by six wickets.
India would be high on confidence as they enter the final on the back of 10 consecutive wins in the tournament. In order to beat the five time world champions, the side needs its players to be at their best. Team India does possess quality in every department but some strong individual performances might be required.
3 players who can be the X factor for Team India in the ODI World Cup 2023 final
3) Rohit Sharma
The Indian team skipper, Rohit Sharma has been in exceptional form with the bat. If there were any concerns about his form ahead of the tournament, the batter has cleared all the air. His attacking approach from the first over, has paid dividends for the side. He puts pressure on the team’s strike bowlers right from ball one.
In the final, Indian team fans would be hopeful that Rohit Sharma can be in the same lethal form. He would be hoping to remove the ghosts of the Australian bowling which saw him get dismissed on a duck during the opening game of the ODI World Cup 2023. If he gets going, it would really be difficult for the Australians to handle him.
2) Jasprit Bumrah
The return of Jasprit Bumrah was a crucial one for the Indian team. He is the one of the best bowlers in the world currently in any format of the game. His ability to stay economical and take wickets at crucial junctures is unparalleled. Another brilliant thing about him is that he can be called upon during any stage and he delivers whenever required the most.
He is among the top five leading wicket-takers in the ODI World Cup 2023. He is one of the most lethal assets for Team India ahead of the final. The team would be counting on him to take early wickets to put the nation in front. His deadly yorkers would be crucial in negating the threat of Glenn Maxwell in the death overs.
1) Virat Kohli
The former Team India skipper, Virat Kohli is leaving no stone unturned in this ODI World Cup 2023. He is likely to finish as the top run-scorer of the tournament having already 711 runs to his name. With five fifties and three centuries to his name, he is the biggest threat for the Australian team in the final.
Everybody knows that Virat Kohli loves taking revenge and he has a few Australian ghosts haunting him. The 2015 ODI World Cup semi-final as well as the 2023 World Test Championship final failures might still be in his head. He would be looking to avenge that in the biggest stage of them all.