After 47 high-intensity matches, India and Australia are two teams set to battle in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Both teams have played some incredible cricket throughout the tournament and fans can expect a historic battle as the biggest prize in cricket is on the line. This India - Australia fixture is also a rematch of the 2003 Cricket World Cup final in South Africa, where the Aussies registered a dominant 125-run win.
But this time around, the tables have turned, as Team India has been the most dominant team in the tournament. With ten consecutive wins, the Men in Blue may have a slight edge but Australia, after losing their first two games, has also won nine straight games to reach their eighth World Cup final. Hence, along with the larger narrative, let us look at three things which could be pivotal in the World Cup final.
Rampaging Rohit vs Australian pace trident
The Indian captain, Rohit Sharma, has lit up this World Cup with his fantastical batting in the first ten overs. Sharma has made it his mission to tear apart the opposition's new ball-bowling attack to give India a crucial head-start. But throughout this tournament, the one blemish on Sharma’s batting approach was the opening game against Australia, where he perished against Mitchell Starc. Hence the contest between Rohit Sharma and the Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins trio will be one to watch out for.