Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first. Below is the pitch report, playing 11s and the journey of both teams.
IND vs AUS: Pitch Report
The pitch will be the same as the intense India vs. Pakistan match. The uneven and dry appearance of the surface might help the spinners. The team winning the toss may want to opt to bat first and put some runs on the board because there hasn’t been much dew throughout the tournament’s prior games.
India playing 11
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
Australia playing 11
Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
India’s journey up to the finals
The only team still unbeaten in the competition is India. The host country enters the final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 with ten straight tournament victories. India, chasing the target, had won their first five games, including their opening encounter in Chennai against the same opponent. Defending a total, the Rohit Sharma-led team won their following five matches. In their third match, India defeated Pakistan—their bitter rivals—while chasing on the same pitch.
Australia’s journey up to the finals
Australia lost their opening two matches against South Africa and India, getting off to a bad start in the competition. The five-time champions lost their opening encounter against India while defending a total of 199. Australia lost to the Proteas in the following game while chasing the target. Australia then won eight straight games after going on a rampage following their two losses. The team captained by Pat Cummins has triumphed in four games when chasing and four games when defending a total. Australia also prevailed in their match at the Narendra Modi Stadium against their bitter rivals, England. They managed to win while defending a total of 286 runs.