Former Indian cricketer and coach Ravi Shastri confidently predicted India’s victory in the World Cup 2023 finals against Australia, asserting that India, labeled as favorites, won’t need to alter their approach.
Ravi Shastri, former Indian cricketer and coach, confidently backed India for victory in the 2023 World Cup finals against Australia in Ahmedabad. Expressing that India begins as favorites, Shastri emphasized the importance of composure and calmness, advising the team not to succumb to overexcitement in the high-pressure final.
“India will win the World Cup. They will start as favorites in the final. They have played outstandingly well and they don’t have to do anything different. They just have to carry on from where they left in the last few games,” Shastri said when speaking to the media.
“This team does not depend on one or two players. There have been 8-9 players performing game after game. So that is a brilliant sign,” he added.
#WATCH | Chennai, Tamil Nadu | Ravi Shastri, former Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team says, "India will win the World Cup. They will start as favourites in the final. They have played outstandingly well and they don't have to do anything different. They just have to carry on from… pic.twitter.com/lWmwVjvrmz— ANI (@ANI) November 17, 2023
India, securing their spot after a convincing win over New Zealand by 70 runs, aims to maintain their poise and handle the intense situations during the impending championship clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Key Indian players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shreyas Iyer have been top contributors in the World Cup journey. Bowlers like Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja also showcased their prowess. In the nail-biting semifinals, Kohli and Iyer’s centuries, paired with Mohammed Shami’s exceptional seven-wicket haul, steered India to a crucial victory, securing their berth in the finals.
Australia surged into the finals by capitalizing on a strong start with the ball, despite David Miller’s impactful century. Travis Head’s dual feat of taking key wickets and scoring a crucial fifty propelled them, securing their place in the eighth World Cup finals.
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Last Updated on November 17, 2023
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