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The cricketing world is abuzz with anticipation as the grand finale of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is set to unfold at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on 19th November at 2:00 PM IST.
The clash of titans will see India, the first team to secure their spot in the final after overcoming New Zealand, go head-to-head with Australia, who emerged victorious in a hard-fought semifinal against South Africa.
In this article, we will dive deeper into World Cup 2023 final, so you can know everything including teams’ performances in the previous versions, their squads in the 2023 version, live streaming details for the big day, and much more.
So read till the end to find out!
World Cup 2023 final
India’s journey to the final has been nothing short of spectacular, marking them as the first team to secure back-to-back wins in the group stage of the World Cup. Australia, though starting with two defeats against India and South Africa, found their rhythm and finished third in the points table with seven wins out of nine matches.
Australia and India in World Cups
The Men in Blue and the Aussies are no strangers to the World Cup glory, with Australia boasting five titles (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015) and India clinching two (1983, 2011). Both teams have a storied history in the tournament, making this final clash even more thrilling.
Prize Money and Awards:
As the teams vie for cricket’s most coveted trophy, the stakes are high not just in terms of glory but also financially. The total prize money for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is a whopping US$10 million, with the winners set to receive US$4 million and the runners-up US$2 million.
In addition, teams were awarded US$40,000 for every match won during the group stage. Adding to the spectacle, all World Cup-winning captains will be honored with blazers during the mid-innings by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The ceremony will also feature a dazzling Surya Kiran display lasting 10 minutes, showcasing the prowess of the Indian Air Force aerobatic team.
The World Cup 2023 final isn’t just about cricket; it’s a spectacle of entertainment and celebration. Renowned music director Pritam Chakraborty, who composed the World Cup 2023 anthem, will grace the event with a live performance.
The audience can also look forward to the presence of Bollywood luminaries, adding a touch of glamour to the proceedings. Notable personalities, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Australia, have been extended invitations, promising an illustrious gathering for the cricketing extravaganza.
Squads Ready for Battle:
As the stage is set for the epic clash, the squads for both teams are locked and loaded. India, led by captain Rohit Sharma, boasts a formidable lineup including Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja.
On the other side, Australia, captained by Pat Cummins, features a star-studded cast including Steve Smith, David Warner, and Mitchell Starc. The battlefield is ready, and the cricketing world eagerly awaits the coronation of the 2023 World Cup champions.
IND vs AUS Squad Details:
India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), 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 squad: Pat Cummins (c), 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.
Live Streaming Details
|COUNTRY||BROADCASTING CHANNELS & LIVE STREAMING|
|Afghanistan||Ariana TV, Ariana News, Ariana TV website, SportsAfghan-Wireless.com|
|Australia||Fox Sports 501, Channel 9 HD, 9Gem HD, FoxtelGo, FoxtelNOW, Kayo, 9Now|
|Bangladesh||GTV, BTV, T Sports, Rabbithole|
|Canada||Willow TV, Disney+ Hotstar|
|Caribbean Islands||ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Play Caribbean|
|Central & South America and Mexico||ESPN+|
|Continental Europe and SEA (excluding Singapore)||YuppTV|
|Hong Kong||Astro Cricket via NowTV, YuppTV|
|India||Star Sports 1 (HD+HD), Star Sports 1 Hindi (SD+HD), Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 2 (HD+SD), Disney+ Hotstar|
|Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan||Star Sports 1 (HD+HD), Star Sports 1 Hindi (SD+HD), Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 2 (HD+SD), Yupp TV|
|Malaysia||Astro Cricket, Yupp TV|
|MENA||CricLife, CricLife Max, StarzPlay, Switch TV|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport|
|Pacific Islands||TVWAN Action, TVWAN Sports, Digicel app|
|Pakistan||PTV Sports, www.ptvsports.pk, Daraz, Tapmad, Jazz, A-Sports, ARY ZAP|
|Singapore||HubSports 4, HubSports 5, StarHub TV+ (Simulcast of linear channels)|
|Sri Lanka||Sirasa TV, Dialog TV, Event TV, Kiki.lk, Kiki app|
|South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSport Grandstand, SuperSport Cricket, SuperSport app|
|UK||Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Mix, SkyGO, Sky Sports App|
|USA||WillowTV, ESPN+ app|
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