New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to watch the much-awaited World Cup 2023 final between India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. He will be joined by Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles, who will promote diplomatic ties and celebrate the spirit of sport. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has accepted PM Modi’s invitation to attend the match. Apart from Prime Minister Modi, business tycoons Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani are expected to grace the event at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The star-studded guest list doesn’t end here as Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgan may also be present to watch the thrilling finale.
India secured place in the final
The road to the final was not easy for India, who overcame New Zealand in the semi-finals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. After winning the toss, India made a strong score of 397 runs at the loss of four wickets. In reply, New Zealand was out for 327 runs in 48.5 overs. The win was reminiscent of India’s previous success in the One Day International Cricket World Cup in 2011 under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
#WATCH , Indian Air Force (IAF)’s Suryakiran aerobatic team will be carrying out a flypast over the venue of the ICC Cricket World Cup final, the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad ahead of the title clash, which will take place on November 19.
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— ANI (@ANI) November 16, 2023
Journey to the World Cup final
India’s journey to the final has been full of consecutive wins. The team defeated Australia in the first match and won by six wickets. In the second match, India emerged victorious against Afghanistan by eight wickets in Delhi. India defeated Pakistan by seven wickets in the third match, followed by another impressive win against Bangladesh by seven wickets in the fourth match. After this the team achieved a spectacular victory by winning by four wickets against New Zealand in Dharamshala. In the sixth match, India emerged victorious against England by 100 runs in Lucknow. India has also defeated Sri Lanka, South Africa and Netherlands in the tournament.
Opportunity for revenge against Australia after 20 years
It is noteworthy that the last One Day International Cricket World Cup final between India and Australia was held in 2003, where India had to face defeat. Now, after two decades, the two cricket superpowers are set to clash again in a historic clash for the World Cup trophy.