World Cup 2023 Final: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will personally attend the high-voltage match between India and Australia in the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup Grand Final at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19. Australia’s PM Anthony Albanese and Deputy PM Richard Marles have also been invited to watch this exciting match.
India reached the final
India have already qualified for the final by winning the first semi-final against New Zealand by 70 runs on November 15. Australia also qualified for the final by defeating South Africa by 3 wickets in the second semi-final at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Thursday, 16 November. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will witness the biggest final of World Cup cricket. Also, the cricket stadium in Ahmedabad named after Narendra Modi is the largest cricket stadium in the world with a seating capacity of 1.30 lakh spectators.
The Indian team is now entering the 50-over World Cup final for the first time in 12 years. In 2011, the Indian team led by MS Dhoni defeated Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and won the ICC title for the second time. In 2013, the Indian team won the ICC Champions Trophy under the leadership of MS Dhoni. Now, after a decade, Team India is just one step away from becoming world champion for the third time in the world’s largest cricket stadium in Gujarat. Renowned international singer, multiple-time Grammy Award winner Dua Lipa will appear at the closing ceremony of the World Cup tournament and perform a concert before the final.
There will also be an air show
Apart from this, the Indian Air Force (IAF) Suryakiran Aerobatic Team will perform an air show at the Narendra Modi Stadium before the World Cup final match. Talking about the Indian team, Rohit Sharma’s team is unbeaten in the 10 matches played in this World Cup. Australia, which has now reached the finals, has lost its first two matches in this World Cup. The Indian team has a chance to become invincible champions like the Australia team in 2003 and 2007 and the West Indies team in 1975.
Before the 2023 World Cup, the Indian team had reached the finals 3 times. They won the title for the first time in 1983 under the captaincy of legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev. Then in 2003, under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly, they lost the final against Australia. Then in 2011 MS Dhoni became the champion.