ICC has made big preparations for the final match of ODI World Cup 2023. While some programs will be organized before the start of the match, apart from mid-innings, preparations have also been made for a grand closing ceremony after the end of the match. The title match between India and Australia will be played on 19 November at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. At the same time, many new changes are being seen continuously in Pakistan cricket, in which now Wahab Riaz has been declared as the new chief selector of the team. Let us know 10 big news from the sports world.
ICC made special preparations for the final match
The final match of the ODI World Cup 2023 will be played between India and Australia on 19 November at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. ICC has made very special preparations for the fans regarding this match. Before the start of the match, fans will be able to enjoy a 10-minute air show by the Indian Air Force Suryakiran Acrobatic Team. Apart from this, music show and more than 1200 drones will light up the sky of Ahmedabad with the name of the winning team. During the mid-innings, all the World Cup winning captains will also be given special blazers.
ICC announced match official for the final
ICC has announced the names of match officials for the final match of World Cup 2023. In this, Richard Kettleborough and Richard Illingworth will play the role of umpiring in the match while Joel Wilson has been named as the third umpire. Whereas former Zimbabwean cricketer Andy Pycroft will perform the responsibility of match referee in the final.
Indian team practiced in Ahmedabad Stadium
After defeating New Zealand in the semi-final match, Team India reached Ahmedabad on 16 November. After this, on November 17, some players of the team had come to practice at Narendra Modi Stadium. Apart from captain Rohit Sharma, the names of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are prominently included in this. Apart from this, Rohit along with head coach Rahul Dravid also closely inspected the pitch on which the final match is to be played.
Curator gave big information regarding the pitch
Everyone’s eyes are also fixed on the pitch for the final match. In such a situation, according to the pitch curator, if the team batting first scores more than 300, then it is not going to be an easy task at all for the team chasing the target to achieve it.
Virat, Rohit and Shreyas together did a big feat in the World Cup
A big feat in the history of ODI World Cup has been achieved by three players of Team India together. This is the first time in the World Cup that three batsmen of Team India have scored more than 500 runs. Virat Kohli has scored 711 runs in ten matches so far. Whereas Rohit Sharma has scored 550 runs in the same number of matches. After this, Shreyas Iyer has also scored 526 runs so far.
Rohit can make a big record in the final
New Zealand’s Kane Williamson holds the record for scoring the most runs in a single edition as a captain in the ODI World Cup. As captain, he scored 578 runs in the 2019 World Cup. Talking about Rohit Sharma, he has scored 550 runs so far in this edition. That means, if Rohit Sharma scores only 29 more runs in the final against Australia on November 19, then he will overtake Kane Williamson and will make a big record in the World Cup as a captain.
ICC announces players nominated for Player of the Tournament
Regarding which player will get the title of Player of the Tournament in the ODI World Cup 2023, the ICC has nominated 9 players, which include 4 from India, 2 each from Australia and New Zealand while one player from South Africa has been included. . Apart from Virat Kohli and captain Rohit Sharma from the Indian team, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah have got a place among the nominated players.
Rohit and Cummins will talk to the media today before the final
Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Australian captain Pat Cummins will answer media questions today regarding the World Cup final match. While Team India reached Ahmedabad on 16th November itself, the Australian team reached Ahmedabad on the evening of 17th November.
Mohammad Hafeez also got the responsibility of head coach
At present, many changes are being seen in Pakistan cricket after the shameful performance in the World Cup 2023. While Mohammad Hafeez was earlier appointed by the PCB as the new director of the team, now he has also been given the responsibility of the head coach of the team for the Australia and New Zealand series.
Wahab Riaz was made the new chief selector of Pakistan team
After the resignation of Inzamam Ul Haq from the post of chief selector, Pakistan Cricket Board has now appointed former player Wahab Riaz as the new chief selector of the team. Wahab Riaz had recently said goodbye to international cricket. On assuming this post, Wahab Riaz’s first task is to select the team for the three-match Test series against Australia to be held from December 14 to January 7.
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