India vs Australia will play the final of the ODI World Cup 2023, at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19. Both sides have played a fantastic game of cricket and qualified for the final of the tournament. The Men in Blue has won 10 matches and is the only unbeaten side in the tournament they have a chance to win the World Cup and make it 11 matches catching Australia's record of 2003 and 2007 when they went on to become unbeaten champions.
On the other hand, Aussies have won 8 matches consecutively in the competition so far after their poor start to the mega event. The Kangaroos have played six finals and have won five times. The teams will face each other in the final after 20 years. They last faced each other in the final back in 2003 when Aussies had the upper hand.
Ahead of the game team India skipper Rohit Sharma was there for the pre-match press conference and he replied to every question quite calmly he believes head coach Rahul Dravid had a big role in the tournament and they need to win it for the former India skipper.
We have prepared for this day ever since I became the captain: Rohit Sharma
Rohit said, "Rahul Dravid's role has been absolutely massive, especially in terms of giving role clarity to players. It's quite contrasting in how he played his cricket and how I play my cricket and to agree on certain things, to give us that liberty, that says a lot about him. What he has done for Indian cricket is massive and he also wants to be part of this occasion. Let's do it for him!"
On further being asked about he said, "We have prepared for this day ever since I became the captain. We had to identify players in the last 2 years, as per the formats. We had given role clarity and lots of discussions between the captain and coach. The importance of role clarity is huge for us in reaching this platform. We have tried our best to keep the mindset and roles clear. So far so good, hopefully tomorrow as well."