ICC World Cup Final: In a highly anticipated cricket showdown, the ICC World Cup final between India and Australia is set to take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the match, accompanied by Home Minister Amit Shah.
Additionally, invitations have been extended to Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Deputy PM Richard Marles, with their confirmations awaited.
Stringent security measures are being put in place for PM Modi's visit to Ahmedabad.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to arrive in the city on the afternoon of November 19, and after witnessing the match, he will stay overnight at the Gandhinagar Raj Bhavan.
The next day, on November 20, PM Modi will depart for Rajasthan for his electoral tour.
In the semifinals, India secured a spot in the final by defeating New Zealand with a commanding performance, scoring 397 runs in their first innings.
Star bowler Mohammed Shami showcased his prowess by taking 7 wickets, restricting New Zealand to 327 runs.
In a closely contested semifinal match, South Africa set a target of 213 runs for Australia. Responding to the challenge, the Kangaroos secured victory, albeit with some tense moments, as South Africa managed to take 6 wickets at 174 runs.
The nail-biting encounter ultimately saw Australia emerging victorious, sealing their spot in the ICC World Cup final.
This final is particularly significant as it marks a face-off between India and Australia in the World Cup final after 20 years.
The last encounter between these two cricketing giants in a World Cup final took place in 2003, where India, led by the legendary Sourav Ganguly, faced defeat against Ricky Ponting's Australia in Johannesburg, South Africa.