The world’s biggest cricket stadium is now ready for a massive win. The tournament is being hosted by India. It started on October 5 and is scheduled to conclude on November 19, 2023. If this World Cup’s most commanding team takes down five-time World Champions Australia, it will be the perfect finish for the hosts. Indian cricket has administrative and financial muscle but the coveted ICC trophies have eluded them for more than a decade. Ahmedabad could see India ticking the final big box. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present, along with Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles.
India is geared up to hold the World Cup. The Western Railway (WR) and Central Railway (CR) will run six special trains between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Meanwhile, Central Railway will run 16 special trains between Mumbai-Mangaluru and Mumbai-Karmali to clear the extra rush of Christmas and Winter 2023. The two teams that did battle 20 years ago in the summit clash at Johannesburg, and incidentally, the two semi-finalists who lost at the 2019 World Cup eight consecutive wins followed and here we are—the grand-finale of a Cricket World Cup—and truth be told, you can’t think of two more deserving teams than India and Australia to fight for the biggest honor in cricket.
Indians are glued to television and all eyes will be on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The India vs. Australia match is scheduled to start at 2 pm and will be available on live streaming and live telecast in India. This will be the second time India and Australia will clash in this edition of the ICC ODI World Cup. The two teams played each other on October 8 and India won by six wickets.
Australia was bowled out on 199 before KL Rahul and Virat Kohli rescued India after a top-order collapse. India ended the league stage with nine wins out of nine matches and then beat New Zealand by 70 runs in the semi-finals. Centuries from Kohli and Shreyas Iyer in the semi-final helped India post an imposing 397/4 before Mohammed Shami’s seven-wicket haul ended New Zealand’s innings at 327.