The stage is set. India will be facing five-time champions Australia at their home turf in the final match of the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup One Day International (ODI).
While tournament hosts India won all ten of their matches and are eyeing a World Cup win since their triumph on home ground in 2011, Australia had a rocky start with defeats from India and South Africa sending them to the last place on the table. However, they soon bounced back winning their remaining 7 matches and qualifying with 14 points.
India beat New Zealand in an exciting semi-final in Mumbai on Nov. 15 while Australia beat South Africa in a tense match in Kolkata on Nov. 16.
India, led by cricket legend MS Dhoni, had won the last World Cup it had hosted on its home turf in 2011 after a gap of 28 years. Australia, meanwhile, has the maximum number of wins, taking the cup home in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Cricket World Cup final in Ahmedabad, including how to watch it.
India vs. Australia channel, streaming: How to watch the final match in the US
The game is scheduled to begin at 9:30 am ET on Sunday, Nov. 12, and will air exclusively on WillowTV.
Fans can also stream the game across devices on ESPN+ app.
The live score for the match will also be available on the official World Cup website at www.cricketworldcup.com/fixtures.
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What time is India vs. Australia Cricket World Cup final in US?
The 50-over Cricket World Cup final between India and Australia will start at 2 pm local time in India which is 3:30 am EST and 12:30 am PST.
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 location
The 2023 Cricket World Cup final between India and Australia on Sunday will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The stadium, renamed after the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in 2020, is the world’s largest cricket stadium with a seating capacity of 132,000.
India’s squad for ICC World Cup final
The India squad led by Captain Rohit Sharma includes:
- Shubman Gill
- Virat Kohli
- Shreyas Iyer
- KL Rahul
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Shardul Thakur
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Mohammed Siraj
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Mohammed Shami
- Ravichandran Ashwin
- Ishan Kishan
- Prasidh Krishna
- Suryakumar Yadav
Australia’s squad for ICC World Cup final
Led by Pat Cummins, Australia’s squad includes:
- Steve Smith
- Alex Carey
- Josh Inglis
- Sean Abbott
- Cameron Green
- Josh Hazlewood
- Travis Head
- Marnus Labuschagne
- Mitch Marsh
- Glenn Maxwell
- Marcus Stoinis
- David Warner
- Adam Zampa
- Mitchell Starc
Who are the umpires for the India vs. Australia match?
England’s Richard Illingworth and Richard Kettleborough have been chosen as the on-field umpires for Sunday’s clash.
Who will perform at the ICC Cricket World Cup final?
While the ICC has not yet confirmed their plans for the opening ceremony of the 2023 World Cup final, rumors are rife that Dua Lipa is set to perform at the stadium in Ahmedabad.
Vogue India reported that the Albanian singer-songwriter will take the stage and perform during the opening ceremony before the final on Sunday. Lipa has also not yet revealed if she will be present at the occasion.
The semi-final match between India and New Zealand, held at Mumbai’s iconic Wankhede Stadium saw David Beckham in attendance along with a galaxy of Bollywood stars including Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, John Abraham, Kiara Ali Advani, Sidharth Malhotra and Vicky Kaushal among others .
ICC World Cup Prize Money
The total prize money for the tournament is US$10 million, according to ICC, with the winning team getting $4 million, while the three runners-up including South Africa and New Zealand, both of whom lost the semi-finals will get US$2 million each.
Each participating team also received US$40,000 for each group stage win, said the ICC.
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