The ODI World Cup 2023 Final will be played between India and Australia at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday (November 19). After 12 years, India has reached ODI World Cup Final. ‘Unbeaten’ India are favorites to become world champion once again. Many similar coincidences have happened in the 2011 World Cup and 2023 World Cup, which indicates that the result of both these World Cups can be “exact same” i.e. India has a strong chance of winning ODI World Cup title for 2nd time on home soil.
Number 1: Just a year before the 2011 World Cup, England won the T20 World Cup, and could not reach the semi-finals of the 2011 World Cup. This time, just a year before the 2023 World Cup, England won the T20 World Cup, but could not reach the semi-finals of the 2023 World Cup.
Number 2: In the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj Singh scored a century while batting at number-4 against West Indies in the last group match and became the player of the match. Similarly, in the 2023 World Cup also, Shreyas Iyer, batting at number 4, was adjudged player of the match for his century in India’s last group match against Netherlands.
Number 3: In the 2011 World Cup, left arm spin bowler Yuvraj Singh took 5 wickets against Ireland. In the ongoing 2023 ODI World Cup, Ravindra Jadeja, also a left-arm spin all-rounder like Yuvraj, picked 5 wickets in India vs South Africa World Cup match.
Number 4: In the 2011 World Cup, the Indian team’s bowlers, including Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Harbhajan Singh, and Yuvraj Singh, each claimed 2 wickets to secure a victory against Pakistan. Similarly, in the 2023 World Cup, Team India’s bowlers — Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja — also took 2 wickets each to clinch a win against Pakistan.
Number 5: In the 2011 World Cup, Virat Kohli scored a century in the match against Bangladesh, which was also his first century in the World Cup. This time in the 2023 World Cup also, Virat Kohli had scored a century against Bangladesh, and India won that match.
These intriguing parallels, similar occurrences in 2011 and 2023 ODI World Cups, leads to the possibility of Team India once again claiming the coveted World Cup trophy.