This will be the first time that the Australian pacer will lead a side in the IPL, but his appointment comes after a successful period as captain of Australia, during which he led them to victory in the World Test Championship and the 2023 ODI World Cup, with both wins in the finals coming against India.
India vs Australia, World Cup Final: After Shubman Gill, Skipper Rohit Sharma and modern great Virat Kohli gave India a brisk a start after Shubhman Gill departed early in the final of ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on Sunday.
However, Australia pushed back hard and gave India a big scare by removing Rohit and Shreyas Iyer in quick succession. Rohit falls off a Maxwell delivery while Iyer was removed by Cummins.
India were 81/3 in 10.2 overs at the time of writing this report.
Earlier, Australia skipper Pat Cummins won the toss and invited Indian captain Rohit Sharma to bat first in the blockbuster final of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup.
At the toss, Rohit Sharma said that he would have batted first even if India won the toss and informed India is playing the same team. Australia have also fielded the same team they played against South Africa in the semi-final.
Rohit happy to bat first, India plays same team
India skipper Rohit Sharma said that he would have batted first had India won the toss. Ashwin has not been included in the side and India, Rohit says, playing the same team.
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 wins toss, opts to bowl first
Pat Cummins has won the toss and he has invited India to bat first. Australia playing the same team.
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