The World Cup 2023 is a few months away, and players are gearing up for the mega-cricketing event. It will be for the first time in the history of the World Cup that India will host all the matches of the upcoming multi-national tournament. Where each participating team will try its best to take the trophy home, Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has made his prediction for his team going into the World Cup. Marsh, who is currently a part of the Delhi Capitals in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League, has said that the five-time champions, Aussies will beat India by 385 runs in the final of the tournament.
Speaking in a podcast for his IPL team, Delhi Capitals, Marsh said that the Aussies will score 450 runs at a loss of two wickets in the finals, whereas the hosts will be restricted to 65 all out in the final. On being asked if he would like to make any early predictions on the World Cup happening later this year, he said, “Australia will stay undefeated, defeating India in the final. Australia 450/2 in the final, India all out 65.” Though the prediction sounds a bit barbaric, the five-times champions will look forward to taking their sixth World Cup home this year.
Notably, India and Australia have never clashed against each other in the final of the World Cup. With Australia winning the World Cup in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015, India brought the trophy home in 1983 and 2011. This year men in blue led by Rohit Sharma will be hoping to script history by bringing the trophy home after a gap of 12 years.