India and Australia are gearing up for the much-awaited final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. India aims to avenge their loss in the 2003 World Cup, while the Australian side led by Pat Cummins is looking to secure their sixth World Cup title.
The final match will take place on Sunday, November 19th, and both teams have had impressive runs in the tournament, with India winning all ten matches and Australia securing eight consecutive victories.
India and Australia are both vying for a significant prize pool of USD 10 million (approximately INR 83 Crore) from the ICC. The winning team will receive USD 4 million (around INR 33 Crore), while the runners-up will get USD 2 million (approximately INR 16 Crore). The two losing semifinalists, New Zealand and South Africa, will each receive USD 800,000 from the total sum of USD 1,600,000.
India’s impressive performance in the league phase and their semi-final victory over New Zealand has propelled them to the final of the ODI World Cup for the fourth time. Legendary captains Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni have previously led India to victory in 1983 and 2011 respectively, but in 2003, India had to settle for the runner-up position, narrowly missing out on the title to Australia.