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Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly lauded Rohit Sharma’s ‘Men in Blue’ forward of the ultimate of the ODI World Cup 2023 on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Speaking to media individuals after the second semi-final between South Africa and Australia on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, the previous Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president praised Team India saying they’re ‘trying smashing’. Ganguly additionally wished them luck earlier than the ultimate. He added that if the ‘Men in Blue’ proceed to play in the identical vein as they did within the league section of the event and the semifinal, they are going to be arduous to cease.
Asked in regards to the five-time world champions Australia, he mentioned that they’re an important workforce as properly.
“India is looking smashing at the moment. I wish them all the best for Ahmedabad. India have played very well in the tournament and just one match and Australia stand between them and the World Cup trophy. If India continue to play like how they have performed in the tournament so far, then it will be tough to stop them. It will be a good match as Australia have a good team as well,” Ganguly mentioned.
Coming into the final-four conflict towards New Zealand unbeaten, Team India survived some anxious moments to finally coast to a win over the Kiwis.
Riding on the world-record fiftieth ODI century by Virat Kohli, a second successive century this World Cup by Shreyas Iyer, and Mohammed Shami’s 7-wicket haul, India handed the Kiwis, their nemesis within the 2019 semi-final, a 70-run defeat to safe their passage to the ultimate.
At the Eden on Thursday, swashbuckling opener Travis Head led Australia to a three-wicket win over South Africa within the second semi-final to make Sunday’s remaining.
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