The big show is just one sleep away. India and Australia are set to lock horns at the World Cup 2023 final. India is in a great form. They won all the matches in the group stage. After that, they defeated New Zealand in the semifinal by 70 runs. In that match, Shreyas Iyer scored a magnificent century. Former Indian player Yuvraj Singh praised him for that excellent knock.
Yuvraj Singh on Iyer:
Shreyas Is the most dependable player for the number 4 position in the Indian team. In the match against New Zealand, India again showed their character. Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer scored two excellent centuries. For Shreyas, it was his second century in the tournament. This number 4 batter of India played a magnificent knock of 105 runs in 70 balls. His inning was contained with 4 boundaries and 8 over-boundaries. His innings gave a huge boost to India’s innings.
After Iyer’s sensational knock, Yuvraj Singh praised him. He said, “ Virat Kohli is probably the one of the greatest of all time, but the reason India posted such a big total in the semis was Shreyas Iyer. He’s batted fearlessly.”
Shreyas in this World Cup:
After a long injury setback, Shreyas came back into the team in the Asia Cup. but the disappointment continued for him. He got a back spasm and didn’t play matches. The World Cup was very important for him. The beginning of the tournament was disappointing for them. In the first match against Australia, he got out on a duck. After that, he started showcasing his talent on the big stage. After some 70s and 80s, he scored his first World Cup hundred against the Netherlands. He remained unbeaten on 128 runs in just 94 balls. Against New Zealand, he scored another century. He is in his peak form. His performance is giving strength to India’s middle order.
However, India and Australia are all set to face each other in the final stage. On November 19, these two teams will lock horns at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Both teams are in great form. After facing some setbacks in the first, Australia made a remarkable comeback. India is still unbeaten in the tournament. In the 2003 World Cup, both teams met but Australia snatched the trophy. This time India is all ready to conquer the big stage.