Ahead of Sunday’s 2023 summit match in Ahmedabad, here is a look at some of India’s best bowling moments in the World Cup finals, from Yuvraj Singh to Mohinder Amarnath.
When India plays Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, it will play in its fourth ICC ODI World Cup final.
India lost the 2003 World Cup final match against Australia, but has won two of the three World Cup finals: 1983 and 2011.
5. YUVRAJ SINGH – MUMBAI – 2/49
In the 2011 World Cup final, which took place at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, Yuvraj secured the valuable wickets of Thilan Samaraweera and Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka to enable India win its second World Cup, its first in front of home supporter
4. HARBHAJAN SINGH-Johannesburg- 2/49
Regretfully, Harbhajan Singh’s stint in the 2003 final, in which he dismissed Australia’s openers Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden, was unable to enable India win in Johannesburg, South Africa. In that match, he was the only player for India to take wickets.
3. BALWINDER SANDHU-LORD’S- 2/32
An important factor in India’s first World Cup victory was Sandhu’s influence during the 1983 final. After getting West Indian opener Gordon Greenidge out of the game, Sandhu pulled middle-order hitter Faoud Bachhus.
2. MADAN LAL- LORD’S- 3/31
In the 1983 final, Lal’s spell gave India the early advantage. He swiftly dismissed Larry Gomes, Viv Richards, and Desmond Haynes to put the West Indies on the defensive, and the rest is history.
1. MOHINDER AMARNATH-LORD’S- 3/12
India was able to win the match thanks to Amarnath’s seven-over spell. After taking the crucial wickets of Malcolm Marshall and Jeff Dujon, he put the finishing touches on the West Indies victory in the 1983 championship match by eliminating Michael Holding.