Records set to be broken in final as India chase historic World Cup milestone against Aus

Ahmedabad, Nov 19 (UNI) There are a host of records and milestones set to be broken during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final and hosts India have the chance to create history if they can defeat Australia and claim a third title.

If India do prevail and add another trophy to the World Cup titles they won in 1983 and 2011 they will become the first nation in the history of the Men’s Cricket World Cup to have won the tournament twice on home. The Indians famously defeated Sri Lanka in Mumbai 12 years ago.

Virat Kohli, who has amassed 711 runs in the tournament so far, can further improve on his record of scoring the most runs ia single World Cup tourney. He broke the record in the semi final against New Zealand.

Mohammed Shami has taken a total of 54 wickets at three different Men’s Cricket World Cups and three scalps against Australia will see him go past Pakistan great Wasim Akram (55) and Sri Lanka quick Lasith Malinga (56) and become the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the history of the event, an ICC report said.

KL Rahul can become the eighth highest run-scorer for India in the history of the Men’s Cricket World Cup and surpass the great MS Dhoni (780 runs) by scoring 34 runs against Australia.

If Australia win yet another World Cup trophy – having previously tasted success in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015 – they will have won six World Cup titles, which is easily the most by any country.

Pat Cummins has a total of 32 wickets in Men’s Cricket World Cups and four more scalps against India will see the Australia captain surpass fellow quick Brett Lee (35) and become the third-highest wicket-taker for Australia in the history of the tournament.

Adam Zampa is Australia’s leading wicket-taker at this year’s tournament with 22 scalps and a five-wicket haul against India will see the spinner equal Mitchell Starc (27 in 2019) for the most wickets by any bowler in a single edition of the Men’s Cricket World Cup.

David Warner has scored six centuries in the history of the Men’s Cricket World Cup and could draw level with India captain Rohit Sharma (seven) for most centuries ever at the event by reaching three figures in the final.

Warner could also become just the sixth Men’s player from Australia to achieve the milestone of 7000 ODI runs if he can score 75 or more in the final.

If Glenn Maxwell can score 101 in the final he will become just the seventh Australian player to have scored more than 1000 runs in the history of the Men’s Cricket World Cup.

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