As the excitement builds towards the much awaited ODI World Cup 2023 final, former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan has shared his predictions on the teams that he believes will make it to the pinnacle clash of the tournament.

The league stage of the CWC 2023 concluded on Sunday (November 12) with hosts India thrashing the Netherlands by 160 runs.

The grand finale of ODI World Cup 2023

The grand finale of the ODI World Cup 2023 is poised to take place at the illustrious Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19. Acknowledged as the world’s largest cricket stadium, this iconic venue boasts an impressive seating capacity of 135,000, ensuring not only a cricket spectacle but an indelible experience.

Irfan Pathan’s prediction for the final

While commentating for Star Sports India, Pathan delved into the performances and strategies of the top four teams in the points table, ultimately revealing the two contenders he envisions battling it out in the final.

Team India:

Pathan expressed confidence in the Indian cricket team, led by Rohit Sharma, hailing their dominant run throughout the tournament. India’s impeccable performance in the league stage has solidified their status as one of the favourites to lift the coveted trophy. Pathan highlighted the team’s balanced combination of experienced players and young talents, emphasizing their ability to handle pressure situations.

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South Africa:

Pathan’s second pick for the ODI World Cup 2023 final is the South African cricket team, led by skipper Temba Bavuma. The Proteas showcased their prowess in the league stage, securing victories against formidable opponents. Pathan acknowledged South Africa’s consistent performances, particularly praising their strong batting line-up and agile fielding. He believes their resilience and strategic gameplay make them strong contenders for the championship title.

With both teams displaying exceptional skills and determination, Pathan’s predictions add an extra layer of anticipation to the tournament’s climax. Cricket enthusiasts around the world are eager to witness if his foresight proves accurate as the ODI World Cup 2023 reaches its pinnacle, promising cricket fans a thrilling final showdown between two formidable teams.

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