The ODI World Cup 2023 final is upon us. Hosts Team India will be taking on the mighty Australians in the coveted final on Sunday, November 19 in the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. With a set of star-studded players waiting to grace the occasion here is a look at the five Indian players to watch out for.
5. Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja could be a surprise package, a trump card, for skipper Rohit Sharma. In this tournament, Jadeja has shown how handy he is with a few mesmerizing spells and handy knocks. The conditions in Ahmedabad are predicted to turn slower to bat on as the game progresses. Jadeja's skillset enables him to capitalise on such circumstances. Hence, he could be a potential match-winner for the Men in Blue.
4. Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer has put the glorious World Cup stage on fire with his hundreds. After all this while, India’s woes at the number four position finally look solved, thanks to Shreyas Iyer. The in-form middle-order batter came up with a mighty knock in the semifinal. He would be expected to capitalise on his opportunities and deliver similarly in the final as well.
3. Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami has been in the form of his life. He enjoyed a brilliant IPL season and is continuing in the same stride in this World Cup. He is already the highest wicket-taker of the tournament. He will be expected to be the leader of the pack for the Indian pacers. He scalped 7 wickets in the semifinal against New Zealand and remained the Player of the match. Something similar would be expected out of the veteran in the final.
2. Rohit Sharma
India’s selfless skipper Rohit Sharma has won millions of hearts throughout the tournament. His opening stands with Shubman Gill have been crucial in easing the pressure on the rest of the batting order. He has batted aggressively and selflessly in the tournament to get India off to a great start and the gameplan has worked brilliantly for Rahul Dravid’s men. His role is expected to stay the same for the final and he would be a crucial player for the Men in Blue in their final tryst in the ODI World Cup 2023.
1. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has been the Player of the Tournament so far for many fans worldwide. He is the top-scorer in the tournament and has smashed multiple records on his way to the finals. He delivered yet another century in the semifinal clash against New Zealand. Kohli must continue in the same stride and employ his excellent innings-building skills to take India over the finish line in the final of the ODI World Cup 2023.