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Aakash Chopra shares how Australia can win the 2023 World Cup final vs India
By SMCS - Nov 19, 2023 11:00 am
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Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra said that Australia can only beat India in the 2023 World Cup final because of any individual brilliance. India and Australia will take on each other at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. While the Indian team heads into the summit clash on a 10-match winning streak, the Aussies have won their last eight games after starting their tournament with successive defeats to India and South Africa as well.

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Previewing the game in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra added: “Australia are not the same team they used to be. They have won eight consecutive matches but they are not looking that strong. My understanding is that they can only win based on individual brilliance. The team is not going to win together. There are only three players – Mitchell Marsh, David Warner and Glenn Maxwell. If one of the three players goes absolutely mad and berserk, this team can trouble you, especially while batting first.”

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However, David Warner (528), Marsh (426) and Glenn Maxwell (398) are Australia’s top three run-getters in the tournament. All three have scored well, with Maxwell having an outstanding strike rate of 150.18 as well. Meanwhile, Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith have strike rates of 75.62 and 81.86 respectively in the ongoing World Cup 2023 as well.

“The pitch is looking slightly slow to me. It will assist the spinners. The Indian team will not make any changes. The problem with this team (Australia) is that Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne have not looked in great form. Travis Head is still a real threat in the first innings, but I don’t think he will score runs in the second innings. Jasprit Bumrah has never dismissed David Warner to date but he will do that. I am bullish about India’s chances,” Aakash Chopra concluded.