Cricket fans across the world will be enthralled with the much awaited ODI World Cup 2023 final. Hosts India prepare to take on five-time winners Australia at the historic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. The setting is set for an exciting match that seems to serve as a fitting finale to the championship, with both teams showcasing their extraordinary skill.
India has won all 10 of their games thus far, going unbeaten, and emerging as the competition’s best team. Australia, on the other hand, showed resilience to go to the final. This happens after suffering early defeats and defeating South Africa during the second semifinal.
The match’s conclusion brings back memories of the 2003 Johannesburg match, in which Australia won by 125 runs. But things have changed, and the Indian team now captained by Rohit Sharma seems stronger than the team that Sourav Ganguly led in 2003.
If the requisite number of overs (20) are unable to be bowled on the intended day, Sunday, then the match will only be moved to the Reserve Day.
Fans may relax knowing that the international governing body has put extensive procedures into place to guarantee a fair and definitive decision, especially in the face of erratic weather, as the cricket world excitedly awaits the historic match.
What if rain ruins the ODI World Cup 2023 final?
If rain plays spoilsport and prevents play on Sunday, the game will be played on Monday as a “Reserve Day,”. This gives sufficient time for a definitive outcome in the game. The contentious boundary-count tiebreaker has been removed from the regulation as any tie-breaker.
Rather, the squad that performs the best during the group stage will win the title. In this instance, if the game is rained out, India will win the title. This is because they were the highest placed team after the league stage. Australia finished third in the league standings and would have to take the runner-up medal if this happens.