The World Cup has reached its final stage. Teams of India and Australia will play the final match of the tournament at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. We have shortlisted 8 such players playing in this match who can prove to be game changers. 4-4 possible match winners from both India and Australiacamps.
We will see the performance of all the players so far in this World Cup. We will also know how he has performed in ODI cricket against the opponent team of this final. Apart from this, we will also know his record in the finals of ICC events.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma has scored 550 runs in 10 matches of this World Cup at an average of 55.00 and strike rate of 124.15. Rohit has scored 416 runs out of 550 through boundaries, that is, 75.63 percent of his runs have been scored through boundaries. There have been only 2 out of 10 matches in which Rohit has scored less than 40 runs.
Rohit Sharma has proved to be India's chief tone setter in this World Cup. In this World Cup, Rohit's strike in power-play remains 133. He has hit 42 fours and 21 sixes in the power-play. That means, if Rohit plays even 10 overs with his rhythm, India's path becomes easier and the opponent's work is over.
Kohli has been the most consistent batsman of the World Cup-2023. He scored 50 runs or above in 8 out of 10 innings. His average has been the highest of 101.57. He has also broken the streak of failing in the knockout of the ODI World Cup by scoring a century in the semi-finals.
Kohli has got the responsibility of maintaining one end throughout the innings. He continues to bowl regular singles, doubles and rotate the strike. Even if Rohit or Gill fail, Kohli can handle the match. In the league stage against Australia, India lost 3 wickets at the score of 2 runs. From here Kohli scored a half century and led India to victory.
Ravindra Jadeja has taken 16 wickets in 10 matches. In the ODI against Australia, Jadeja scored 566 runs in 43 matches and also took 37 wickets. Jadeja has been a part of Team India in 5 finals of ICC events. Jadeja is called the man with the golden arm. He can change the game in batting and bowling as well as fielding with a great catch or run out. Australia's middle order from number-4 to number-8 are all right-handed batsmen. Jadeja can be effective against them. He also took the wickets of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne in the league match against Australia.
Mohammed Shami did not get a chance in India's first 4 matches in the World Cup. After this, he became the top wicket taker of the tournament by taking 23 wickets in 6 matches. He has taken 5 or more wickets in an innings thrice in this World Cup. This is a feat which bowlers like Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, Richard Hadlee could not do together in their entire ODI career.
Shami has bowled 52 balls against left-handers in this World Cup. In these he has got 8 wickets. That means a total of 8 wickets in less than 9 overs. In the Australian team, 4 players including both the openers are left handed. Apart from this, Shami has taken 8 wickets in powerplay, 7 in middle overs and 6 wickets in death overs in this World Cup. That means they are effective in every phase of the game.
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