IND vs AUS World Cup 2023 Final: Australia defeated the Indian team, which was undefeated in the entire World Cup, by 6 wickets at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. In the final match, Australian opener Travis Head scored a brilliant 137 runs in 120 balls, which also included 14 fours and 4 skyscraper sixes. While India’s informed batsmen disappointed in the final match, lack of planning was also visible against the Kangaroo batsmen. Former captain Ricky Ponting also had a big contribution in Australia’s sixth title win.
In fact, after the defeat of the Australian team in the first two matches in the league stage, criticism started. After that, the Kangaroo team made a comeback and registered consecutive wins in the remaining 8 matches. After losing to South Africa and Indian team in the league stage, Australia once again became the cricket champion by defeating them in the knock-out matches. After Australia reached the semi-finals, former captain Ricky Ponting wanted Marnus Labuschagne to play in place of all-rounder Marcus Stoinis.
Ricky Ponting gave this advice
Despite Stoinis being fit, Australia’s team management followed the advice of Ricky Ponting. Ricky Ponting, one of the most successful captains in the world, believed that Marnus Labuschagne could prove to be effective in the middle overs due to his batting technique in the semi-finals and finals. To prove this, Ponting gave the example of the Indian team which was undefeated before the World Cup final and said, “Marnus Labuschagne’s performance in this tournament has not been very bad. The most important thing for Australia in the tournament is the middle-order batting which is The batting has not been good till now. They will have to find a solution to this quickly. If they want to win the World Cup, then they will have to find a solution to the problem between 11th and 40th over. We have lost a lot of wickets during this period. India has lost only 20 wickets during this period. “
Marnus Labuschagne played an important innings
Following the advice of Ricky Ponting, Australia team management included Marnus Labuschagne in the playing eleven against South Africa in the semi-final. Where he made a small but important partnership with Head, but in the final he proved Ricky Ponting’s decision right with his brilliant batting. Playing as per requirement in the final against India, he scored a brilliant unbeaten 58 runs in 110 balls. During this, he took Australia out of difficult situations after falling 3 wickets for 47 runs and Labuschagne made a partnership of 192 runs with Travis Head.