IND vs AUS WC 2023 Final: There was a time in the World Cup 2023 when the Australian team was at the last position in the points table after losing both its initial matches in a one-sided fashion. After such performance, hardly anyone thought that the Kangaroo team would even reach the semi-finals. But from here, Australia gradually changed its stance and then not only secured a place in the semi-finals but also defeated Team India, which was considered the World Cup favourite, in the final. In this entire journey, Australia showed the world how to become a world champion.
Australia had reached the finals in this World Cup by registering many close victories. Winning on the last ball in the league match against New Zealand, winning against Afghanistan by making a partnership of 200 runs for the eighth wicket and then winning in difficult conditions against South Africa in the semi-finals. These were some such exciting victories, which gave Australia the strength to maintain courage in difficult times and then in the World Cup final, it gave the experience of its entire journey. In the World Cup final, it defeated the same Team India which had defeated it badly in the league match.
did homework well
Australia had done tremendous homework against Team India in the World Cup final. Their strategy looked different against every batsman. Australian bowlers kept most of the balls ‘back of length’, due to which the Indian batsmen were seen getting troubled. This type of bowling was done because the batsmen did not like to take the risk of playing big shots on such balls at the big boundary Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and it was also not easy to rotate the strike on such balls. That means he had done a lot of homework to take advantage of the Indian batsmen as well as the dimensions of the field.
Be better than India in understanding the pitch
The Australian team won the toss and chose to bowl first. Whereas Rohit Sharma had told about his predetermined mind of choosing to bat first after winning the toss. Here Australia’s decision proved correct. Even though the spinners did not get much turn in the first innings of the match, the ball was also not coming on the bat easily. On the contrary, dew made Australia’s batting easier in the second innings. Even Indian spinners could not harm Australia in dew.
Amazing captaincy by Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins’ captaincy implemented the team’s entire game plan well on the field. He changed the bowlers very well according to the batsmen. Instead of playing according to the conditions, he himself created the conditions in the match. Their fast bowlers bowled more cutter balls so that the ball gets old quickly and with the help of reverse swing, Indian batsmen can be prevented from scoring fast runs in the end. Pat Cummins implemented all these plans well.
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