World Cup Finals of 2003 and 2023: Australia has won the title by defeating India in the World Cup 2023 final. Something similar happened twenty years ago in the 2003 final match. There are many similarities between that match and the 2023 final.
– In the 2003 World Cup, Rahul Dravid, who is the current chief coach of the Indian team, played the role of India’s wicketkeeper. He scored 47 runs in that match. In the 2023 final, Indian captain Rohit Sharma also scored 47 runs and both had to face defeat.
-Virat Kohli (2023 World Cup) and Sachin Tendulkar (2003 World Cup) – both from Team India – were the leading run scorers with a difference of 20 years.
– Sourav Ganguly in 2003 and Rohit Sharma in 2023 were leading the Indian team as captains in the World Cup for the first time.
– In both the World Cups, “Rahul” played the wicket-keeping role for Team India and both were not specialist wicketkeepers. Rahul Dravid took over as wicketkeeper in 2003 and also made good contributions with the bat. KL Rahul was the wicketkeeper in the World Cup 2023 and he also did wonders with the bat.
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– 2003, Australia, under Ricky Ponting, reached the finals after remaining unbeaten in all group-stage matches. In 2023, India also reached the finals with an unbeaten streak.