With India and Australia clashing in the ODI World Cup final once again, there are several records that could be broken on the big day in Ahmedabad.
An Indian victory on Sunday would mean that the Men in Blue would become the first team to clinch the coveted title twice on their home turf. They had beaten Sri Lanka in Mumbai during the 2011 World Cup final. It would also be the first time India would beat Australia. The only other time India clinched the title was in 1983.
On the other hand, an Aussies victory would be the sixth global title for the Kangaroos and that would mean that they are defeating India for the second time in an ODI World Cup final. They previously won the title in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015.
Records awaiting Indian players
Coming to individual Indian records, skipper Rohit Sharma who had already bagged seven centuries in ODI World Cup matches, the highest by any player, could extend his record with reaching three figures on Sunday. The Indian captain who has bagged 550 runs in the 2023 edition could surpass his own milestone for most runs in a single ODI World Cup edtion by smashing 99 more runs in Ahmedabad to beat the 648-run record set in 2019.
Virat Kohli has scored the most runs (711) in a single ODI World Cup edition, breaking Sachin's 673-run haul in 2003. He could extend this figure in the final match on Sunday. In the semifinal against New Zealand, Kohli scored his 50th ODI century, surpassing Sachin's 49-ton milestone.
Mohammed Shami who claimed seven wickets in a single match during the semifinal against the Kiwis has bagged 23 wickets so far in the 2023 tournament. With four more wickets, Shami can equal Mitchell Starc's 27-wicket haul in 2019 to score most scalps in a single World Cup and surpass Glenn McGrath's 26-scalp record set in 2007.
Shami who has claimed 54 wickets in three ODI Cricket World Cup editions can surpass Pakistan's Wasim Akram (55) and Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga (56) on Sunday by taking three more wickets. At the top of the table are Australia's Glenn McGrath (71), Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan (68) and Australia's Mitchell Starc (62).
With 24 more runs, Shreyas Iyer could join the 550-run club, which includes Tendulkar, Rohit and Kohli, becoming fourth Indian to score 550 runs in a single World Cup edition.
Record awaiting Australian players
David Warner who has smashed six tons ODI World Cup history could equal Rohit's seven centuries by scoring another 100 on Sunday. He could also become just the sixth Australian player to score 7,000 ODI runs by hitting 75 more runs in Ahmedabad.
Adam Zampa who has claimed 22 wickets is one wicket below Mohammed Shami (23). He needs five more wickets to equal Mitchell Starc's 27 wicket record in 2019 to claim most wickets by any bowler in a single ODI World Cup tournament.
Glenn Maxwell could become the seventh Aussies player to have scored more than 1,000 runs in ODI World Cup matches if can smash 101 more runs on Sunday.