[WATCH/STREAMS!] India vs Australia Final Live Free Online Broadcast 19 November 2023
India vs Australia live stream: how to watch Cricket World Cup final online, Aussies bowl first. It all comes down to this. India take on Australia in this much-anticipated grand finale of the 2023 Cricket World Cup.
History will be made at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday when India face old foes Australia in the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final. After seven weeks and 47 games of thrilling cricketing action featuring 10 nations, we are now down to only two teams in the race for prestige and silverware.
India defeated New Zealand in the first semifinal at the Wankhede Stadium, winning by 70 runs after posting an insurmountable target of 397/4 batting first. In the second semifinal, Australia overcame South Africa in a low-scoring, but equally enthralling game at Eden Gardens, chasing down 213 with just three wickets spare at the knife edge from South African spin attack.
The Men in Blue breezed through the group stages with flying colours and an unbeaten record in nine matches. Perhaps the most impressive part of their performances at the 2023 CWC, however, has been the ease with which they have claimed their victories.
And based on their performances in the semi-finals, it looks like it is going to take an incredible effort from the mighty Aussies to get the better of them on their home patch here.
Australia, meanwhile, got their 2023 CWC campaign off to the worst possible start as they suffered heavy defeats to the tournament favourites India and South Africa in their first two matches. However, the Kangaroos proved yet again why they are the most successful side in this competition, as they came romping back with eight wins on the bounce en route to this final.
Despite that excellent run of results, most would likely agree that we are yet to see a complete display from the Aussies in this competition, and it would not be surprising to see them deliver a big performance here to spoil the hosts' party.
Looking at the great form of the two teams, the India vs Australia final promises to offer a thriller-packed clash that can naturally go till the final over, or maybe ball. The game is set to be a nail-biting watch, and here are all the details on how you can watch it.
India vs Australia live streams: TV schedule, dates
The India vs Australia live stream takes place today (Sunday Nov. 19).
► Time: 8:30 a.m. GMT / 3:30 a.m. ET / 0:30 a.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. AEDT
• FREE — 9Now in Australia
• FREE — My5 in the U.K.
• USA — ESPN Plus | Willow TV (via Sling)
• Watch anywhere
India have been in a league of their own at this year's World Cup, but the only team they ran into serious trouble against now stand between them and glory in Sunday's final. As five-time ODI world champions, Australia just have a knack for winning this trophy, and they enter the 2023 Cricket World Cup final battle-hardened.
The Aussies won the toss and have opted to bowl first, a bold choice seeing as it's 32 degrees Celsius in Ahmedabad at the start of play.
India team: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
Australia team: Travis Head, David Warner, Mitch Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer were removed for ducks when India and Australia met in their opening clash, which feels like a distant memory following game after game of utterly devastating batsmanship. Was it a one-off, opening night nerves, or do Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc have an edge on the Indian top order?
Though he doesn't get the same adulation as Virat Kohli, KL Rahul was instrumental in digging India out of that particular hole. And while Mohammed Shami has been so destructive with the ball that he's even managed to eclipse Jasprit Bumrah, it was the spin of Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav that tore through the Aussie order.
Both teams have played – and won – at Narendra Modi Stadium before, but Australia's victory wasn't soundtracked by 132,000 India fans. The stage is set for the hosts' coronation, though sporting law dictates that the only unbeaten team in the competition should brace themselves for a late twist.
Host nation India are favorites and will be looking to lift the trophy for the third time, as they look to replicate their home-turf triumph of 2011.
Led by inspirational captain Rohit Sharma, India have been in seemingly unstoppable form, comfortably winning all 10 of their games on the way to today's final, including a notable victory over the Australians in their opening group-stage match.
The Aussies, meanwhile, are appearing in what will be their eighth World Cup final on Sunday, having won the tournament on a record five previous occasions. The Baggy Greens perfectly illustrated their experience of handling the pressure of the latter stages of this tournament as they despatched an in-form South Africa in their semifinal clash on Thursday, holding their nerve to clinch a tense three-wicket win in Kolkata.
After missing the last few matches due to an ankle injury, India’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament with Prasidh Krishna being brought in as his replacement, but hasn't been used at all.
They boast three of the top 10 run-scorers in the tournament, with Virat Kohli leading the tally with 711 runs in 10 innings, followed by captain Rohit Sharma with 550 and Shreyas Iyer with 526.
The hosts also feature three of the top 10 wicket-takers in the tournament. The Indian team has looked compact and solid and practically levels above the rest of the pack at CWC 2023, so expect an unchanged XI in the final from the New Zealand game barring any last-minute injury hiccups.
Australia have a fairly settled lineup, though, Marnus Labuschagne is under pressure to keep his place after his unimpressive innings last time out, with Marcus Stoinis hoping to return to the starting 11 as the bowling all-rounder.
However, the overall success of their batting throughout the tournament means that Labuschagne's Test temperament should be trusted to do a job, and offer ballast to the middle order alongside Steve Smith, thereby freeing up the men around them to keep blazing as they've seen fit. Josh Hazlewood's new-ball attack rattled India in their group stage clash, and he will be crucial again in Sunday's final.
Ahmedabad's surface has something to offer for all three departments: batters, seamers and spinners, providing a fair opportunity to both sides. It could be a dream for the former, but also assisted in some disciplined bowling. It has helped pacers bowling with a new ball, offering good bounce and a regular pace, whilst also suitable for spinners during middle overs.
The pitch has been suitable to high-scoring games, with teams batting second winning three out of the last five games. The average first innings score has been 253, while the highest target chased was 325, making it a tricky task for the team batting second.