World Cup 2023 Final, IND vs AUS Predicted XI: Will R Ashwin feature in India’s summit clash against Australia?

India will face Australia in the summit clash of the 2023 World Cup.
India has a chance to win the cup without losing a single match in this tournament.
Australia, on the other hand, are unbeaten in eight games and hope to provide a strong challenge to the Indian team.
Australian captain Pat Cummins was asked at a press conference about the pitches to be used at the summit.
Cummins added that he will be a slow deck, although it still looks pretty solid 24 hours before the match.
“I’m not a great pitch reader, but it looked pretty firm.
They’ve only just watered it, so yeah, give it another 24 hours and have a look, but it looks like a pretty good wicket,” Cummins said.
The captain further added that this is the same deck where India defeated Pakistan and that he expects the Ahmedabad pitch to play better than the one at Eden Gardens.
Australia had struggled at Eden, while chasing 213 runs vs South Africa, and managed a win by 3 wickets in the semi-final clash.
“Yeah, hard to know I think it’s been a bit more high scoring here throughout the tournament.
“Well, it was a pretty good wicket, so it’s hard to say,” Cummins said.
This raises a question.
If the ball is actually spinning and the whole track is running slowly, will he select three spinners, as India did in the tournament opener against Australia in Chennai?

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Ravichandran Ashwin played in the opening match of the tournament after being included in the World Cup squad late.
He completed his full quota of 10 overs and took 1 wicket for 34 runs.
Ashwin has not played a match since then, but given the two left-handers at the helm of the Australian team, it will have to be seen whether Rohit changes his tactics and brings him in.
If India actually decide to make this move, Mohammed Siraj will likely miss out as Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are building their invincibility.

Marnus Labuschagne did not look comfortable while playing against South African spinners Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi.
It can be assumed that he too is not comfortable against the Indian spinners.
There is also a possibility that Australia may decide to replace the batsman with another all-rounder who knows a little more about India’s situation.

India: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj/ R Ashwin.

Australia: David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (C), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

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