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Cricket ICC Men's World Cup 2023

20 years after the Johannesburg classic, India and Australia to meet in the World Cup 2023 Final.

20 years after the Johannesburg classic, India and Australia to meet in the World Cup 2023 Final.
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India will take on Australia in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on Sunday, November 19 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. 

It is going to be a special occasion at the largest stadium in the world as Team India will chase their third title in what has been dubbed as the ‘3 ka dream’ while the five-time champions, Aussies will eye a record sixth title. 

This will be the second time India and Australia will be meeting in the World Cup final after the classic in 2003 where Indian hearts were broken. Both teams are in form at the moment, with India on a 10-match winning streak, which started with the win over the Aussies in Chennai.

Australia started with two losses, but found form at the right time as they are on an eight-match winning streak and were also able to get their revenge on South Africa after the hammering they got in their second match.

The match went down to the wire but the Aussies edged past the Proteas by three wickets to make it to the final against India.

Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma-led India reached the final stage of the tournament after beating New Zealand by a margin of 70 runs in the first semifinal match on Wednesday.

Before the final clash between the Men in Blue and Australia, the two teams have clashed in the fifth game of the World Cup held at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. In this clash, India defeated Australia by 6 wickets, and KL Rahul was declared the player of the match.

Importance of this World Cup for India:

This would be the fourth final for India in the ODI World Cups and the country that started the trend of winning the World Cup on home soil when they won it in 2011 under MS Dhoni’s captaincy, would look to continue on the momentum.

Since then, Australia and England won the World Cup on their home soil in 2015 and 2019 as well. This will also be India's first victory against Australia in a World Cup final and after West Indies and Sri Lanka, they could become the second team to defeat the Aussies in a World Cup final. 

India would also become only the second team after Australia to win the World Cup three times or more, Currently, they are tied at two along with the West Indies. 

India would also become the only team to win the World Cup twice at home after having hosted it four times.  

India vs Australia World Cup head-to-head records:

Australia and India have faced each other in 13 matches in ICC ODI World Cup tournaments. 

Out of these 13 games, Australia have won 8 whereas India have come out victorious on 5 occasions. 

The highest total posted by Australia was 359 runs while the highest score posted by India was 352 when these two teams clashed with each other in the World Cup. 125 is the lowest total posted by India and 128 is the lowest total posted by Australia in the marquee event.