The air show by the Indian Air Force (IAF) mesmerized the huge crowd present at the Narendra Modi Stadium ahead of the World Cup 2023 final between India and Australia.
Rohit Sharma’s India and Pat Cummins’ Australia kick off the World Cup 2023 final on November 19 at 2 PM at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
India is just one win away from ending their 10-year ICC title drought and repeating their feat of the 2011 World Cup, also at home. There is a huge buzz among the fans and the whopping 130,000-capacity crowd at the Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad was entertained by the air show just after the toss.
About a dozen fighter planes of the Indian Air Force flew in unison to make up for a thrilling air show to watch for the viewers both in the stadium and on their televisions.
The ICC posted the video of the Air Show by the Indian Air Force ahead of the World Cup Final
ICC captioned the video: “A sight to behold”
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In the World Cup Final, Australia captain Pat Cummins won the toss and elected to bowl. Rohit announced that India will be playing the same XI that has played in the last 6 matches.
World Cup Final Teams:
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
Australia (Playing XI): Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis(w), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins(c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Rohit Sharma said: “I would have batted first. Looks a good pitch, big game, put runs on the board. It’s going to be amazing, everytime we play here, the crowd come out in large numbers. The biggest occasion in the cricketing event. We have to stay nice and calm. It’s a dream come true to be captaining the team in the final. I know what lies in front of us. We need to play well and get the result. You got to make the right decisions on the field. That’s something we’ve done consistently in the last 10 games. We are playing the same team.”