Australia face off against India in the 2023 World Cup final in a rematch in many ways of the 2003 World Cup final and here is the Australia Playing 11 vs India for ICC World Cup 2023. The match will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The Aussies are on an 8-match winning streak and have qualified for the final, beating South Africa in the semi-final. This was after they started their campaign with back-to-back losses, one against India.
However, since that defeat, the Aussies have resurrected their campaign and have played as a unit. Different players have stood up at other points in this tournament, helping their teams win games.
Adam Zampa has been their highest wicket-taker with 22 wickets from 10 games, and Glenn Maxwell’s unbeaten 201 against Afghanistan was one of their highest individual performances in the tournament so far.
As a side, they are peaking at the right time. The Aussies kept their nerves to notch up a crucial win in the semi-final against South Africa in Kolkata. That win will bode them well ahead of the big final against India.
Australia, who are gunning for their sixth 50-over World Cup title, is expected to play the same side it played in the semi-final unless there are any last-minute injuries.
Australia Playing 11 vs India – ICC World Cup 2023, Final
Travis Head will open the batting for Australia. He won the Men of the Match for his aggressive knock of 62 off 48 balls that gave the Aussies a good start in the chase. Head has played five games, scoring 192 runs with 1 ton and one fifty.
The southpaw will open the batting with Travis Head. He has scored 528 runs at an average of 52.80 across 10 games in the tournament so far. There are reports that Warner will retire from international cricket after the World Cup.
Mitchell Marsh will bat at three. He unfortunately scored a duck against the Proteas. He has shown decent form in this tournament, scoring 426 runs in 9 games with two hundred and one fifty-plus score.
Smith will slot in at four. He has not had a World Cup to remember so far. The right-handed batter has scored 298 runs in 9 games with a top knock of 71 with a couple of fifties. He scored 30 off 62 balls in the semi-final against South Africa.
Labuschagne will bat at five. He has been a key figure in the middle-order for Australia. In this World Cup, he has scored 304 runs from 10 games at an average of 33.78.
Maxwell will bat at six. He has played the knock of the tournament, his unbeaten 201 against Afghanistan. He is two short of 400 runs in the tournament and has scored at a strike rate of over 150, averaging 66.33.
Josh Inglis (WK)
Inglis is the preferred keeper over Alex Carey. He played a crucial knock in the semi-final against South Africa, scoring 28 off 49 balls and taking his team close to the finish line. He will be preferred over Carey again.
Pat Cummins (C)
Cummins will slot in at eight. He hit the winning runs against South Africa in the semi-final. The skipper has picked 13 wickets in 10 games at an economy of 6.05 at an average of 37.00.
Mitchell Starc will slot in at 10. He scored an unbeaten 16b off 38 balls to win the semi-final against South Africa. With the ball, the pacer has picked up 13 wickets in nine matches at an average of 36.38 and an economy of 6.14.
Hazlewood completes the pace trio for Australia. he has picked up 14 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 27.79 and an economy of 4.68.
Zampa concludes the Australian playing XI as the only specialist spinner in the side. He is the second-highest wicket-taker with 22 scalps in 10 matches at an average of 21.41 with an economy of 5.48