IND vs AUS, World Cup Final: Australia Win Toss, Opt To Bowl First Against Unchanged India In Ahmedabad

IND vs AUS, World Cup Final: Australia Win Toss, Opt To Bowl First Against Unchanged India In Ahmedabad

Pat Cummins made a surprising decision to bowl first on a flat wicket at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 01:41 PM IST
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Australia captain Pat Cummins won the toss and elected to bowl first in the ICC World Cup 2023 final against India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Both teams are unchanged for this summit clash.

Pat Cummins: We are gonna have a bowl first. Looks like a dry wicket. Dew is a factor. It gets better to bat on. Tough start to the tournament, haven't really put a foot wrong ever since. It's all set up perfectly. We've played these guys a lot. Same team as the semi-final.

Rohit: I would have batted first. Looks a good pitch, big game, put runs on the board. It's going to be amazing, everytime we play here,the crowd come out in large numbers. The biggest occasion in the cricketing event. We have to stay nice and calm. It's a dream come true to be captaining the team in the final. I know what lies in front of us. We need to play well and get the result.

India XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Australia XI: David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Pitch Report: "Pitch number five. Same wicket that was used for India vs Pakistan. It's different from that one because it's been left open for quite a long time. It looks very dry, not much rolling. Looks patchy especially in the areas where spinners will land the ball. I expect it to turn a bit. Dew is uncontrollable. If there's no dew, you could be in trouble. Batting first, getting runs on the board is premium. But India won't be too bothered either way," Ravi Shastri said during his analysis.

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