Everything you should know about World Cup 2023 final

Everything you should know about World Cup 2023 final
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The stage is set, the anticipation is palpable, and cricket enthusiasts around the globe are gearing up for the pinnacle of ODI cricket—the World Cup 2023 final. Scheduled to unfold on the 19th of November at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the clash between cricket powerhouses India and Australia promises to be a spectacle for the ages, with the first ball set to be bowled at 2:00 PM IST.

In the first semifinal, the Men in Blue made history by becoming the first team to secure their spot in the final, triumphing over fourth-placed New Zealand. On the opposing side, Australia paved their way to the championship clash by defeating South Africa in the second semifinal.

As the cricketing titans prepare for this showdown, it’s worth noting that India had a stellar season, becoming the second team after Australia to secure back-to-back victories in all group-stage matches. In this blog, we will take a look at everything you shall know about this esteemed match.

World Cup 2023 Final Details

India and Australia in World Cups

Australia, although starting their campaign with two defeats against India and South Africa, displayed remarkable resilience by winning the remaining matches, finishing third in the points table with seven wins out of nine.

The Aussies, boasting an impressive World Cup history, have already clinched five trophies in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015. Meanwhile, India, with victories in 1983 and 2011, will be eager to add another triumph to their illustrious cricketing history. Both teams have previous World Cup final appearances, with India featuring in 2003 and Australia in 1975.

World Cup 2023 Prize Money

As the cricketing world awaits the grand finale, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 comes with a total prize pool of US$10 million. The victorious team will be awarded US$4 million, while the runners-up will take home US$2 million. Teams were also recognized for their group stage performances, receiving US$40,000 for every match won.

Entertainment in World Cup 2023 Final

Adding a touch of cultural flair to the event, a 10-minute Surya Kiran performance is set to captivate the audience during the ceremony. Surya Kiran, an aerobatic team of the Indian Air Force, is sure to provide a breathtaking spectacle in the skies above Ahmedabad.

Additionally, the mid-inning ceremony will witness all World Cup-winning captains being awarded blazers by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Pritam Chakraborty, the music director behind the WC23 anthem, is slated to perform, ensuring a musical extravaganza for fans.

Luminaries and Officials to Attend World Cup 2023 Final

The star-studded affair will also see the presence of numerous Bollywood luminaries, with the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, gracing the occasion. Adding an international touch, the Australian Prime Minister has also been extended an invitation, further elevating the global significance of the event.

World Cup 2023 Live Streaming

AfghanistanAriana TV, Ariana News, Ariana TV website, SportsAfghan-Wireless.com
AustraliaFox Sports 501, Channel 9 HD, 9Gem HD, FoxtelGo, FoxtelNOW, Kayo, 9Now
BangladeshGTV, BTV, T Sports, Rabbithole
CanadaWillow TV, Disney+ Hotstar
Caribbean IslandsESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Play Caribbean
Central & South America and MexicoESPN+
Continental Europe and SEA (excluding Singapore)YuppTV
Hong KongAstro Cricket via NowTV, YuppTV
IndiaStar 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, BhutanStar 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
MalaysiaAstro Cricket, Yupp TV
MENACricLife, CricLife Max, StarzPlay, Switch TV
New ZealandSky Sport
Pacific IslandsTVWAN Action, TVWAN Sports, Digicel app
PakistanPTV Sports, www.ptvsports.pk, Daraz, Tapmad, Jazz, A-Sports, ARY ZAP
SingaporeHubSports 4, HubSports 5, StarHub TV+ (Simulcast of linear channels)
Sri LankaSirasa TV, Dialog TV, Event TV, Kiki.lk, Kiki app
South Africa and Sub-Saharan AfricaSuperSport Grandstand, SuperSport Cricket, SuperSport app
UKSky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Mix, SkyGO, Sky Sports App
USAWillowTV, ESPN+ app

World Cup 2023 Squads

India Squad:

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:

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.

Also, see:

ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 Final, India vs Australia Match Preview, Pitch Report, Weather Report, Predicted XI, Fantasy Tips, and Live Streaming Details