On one side in the final is the Indian team, which has not lost a single match in the entire tournament. The confidence of the till now undefeated Team India seems to be at its peak due to the excellent performance of the players. On the other hand, the Australian team is also looking in strong form after performing brilliantly in the league matches and semi-finals.
India has reached the final of the ODI World Cup for the fourth time after 12 years. Whereas this time the Australian team has reached the final for the eighth time. However, looking at India's performance and form, cricket fans are considering Team India as the 'clear cut winner.
But due to the extraordinary performance shown by some players of the Australian team in the last few matches, now there is discussion about those players who can spoil India's game in the final. In such a situation, the Indian team will need to be most careful with the Australian batsmen. The Australian batting lineup has proved its skills by performing brilliantly in this World Cup.
Be it Glenn Maxwell who led his team to victory against Afghanistan by performing unprecedentedly under extreme pressure or David Warner who has shattered the morale of the opposition team with his batting in the beginning.
Australia's batsmen have demonstrated their ability to withstand the pressure of run chases and make big scores. Talking about the batsmen who scored the most runs in the World Cup, three Australian batsmen are included in the top-12 on the basis of their performance.
Australia's opening batsman David Warner has scored 528 runs in ten matches of the World Cup at an average of 52.80. This includes two centuries and two half-centuries. Warner, famous for his aggressive batting, is at sixth place in the list of batsmen who have scored the most runs in the World Cup.
Apart from him, Mitchell Marsh's performance in batting has been excellent. He has scored 426 runs in nine matches played at an average of 53.25. He is at ninth place in the list of batsmen who have scored most runs in the World Cup. He has scored two centuries so far in this World Cup. Apart from this, Glenn Maxwell is also at 12th place in this list.
In the final match of Australia's league stage in the World Cup, the situation in which Maxwell scored a double century against Afghanistan to lead the team to victory is being counted among the greatest ODI innings of all time.
Maxwell, who played this memorable innings, has so far scored 398 runs in the tournament at an average of 66. He has proved that he has the ability to change the course of the match at any time with his aggressive batting.
In such a situation, the Indian team will try to ensure that along with Maxwell, Warner and Marsh also do not have to spend much time on the field. There is no doubt that all these players can destroy any bowling attack. Apart from these batsmen, if we talk about Australia's brilliant bowlers, in the World Cup, Adam Zampa has trapped many brilliant batsmen in his spin net and sent them to the pavilion.
He took 22 wickets in ten matches and is the second highest wicket taker in the World Cup. If Zampa's magic works in the final, then there could be trouble for the Indian batting lineup. If there are players in the Australian team who spoil the Indian game, then the Indian team is also no less than that. Indian players have proved this with their strong performance in this World Cup. Indian cricketers are on top in both batting and bowling lists. This alone shows the tremendous form and performance of the Indian team in this World Cup.
From Virat Kohli, who scored 50 centuries in ODI cricket during the World Cup itself, to batsmen like captain Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer, whether it is run chasing or making huge scores, they are doing very well.
Virat Kohli tops the list of highest run scorers in the World Cup by scoring 711 runs in ten matches at an average of 101.57. Not only this, he has also made the record of scoring the most runs in a single tournament in all the World Cups held so far. In this list, Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer are at fifth and seventh position with 550 and 526 runs respectively. This record shows the strength of the Indian batting lineup.
Talking about the bowling attack, Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami has shown the charisma of taking the most wickets in the World Cup by taking 23 wickets in just six matches in a 'magical performance'. His bowling was such that not only cricket fans and pundits but also Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi praised his performance.
He took seven wickets in the semi-finals. Despite not getting a chance during half the World Cup, he has proved to be the best bowler of the tournament with 23 wickets in six matches. Due to his performance, he has also been declared 'Player of the Match' in three out of six matches. Along with Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav have also bowled brilliantly in the World Cup.
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