The biggest cricket event, the ODI World Cup, returns to India with its thirteenth edition to offer 45 days of limitless excitement. The championship kickstarts with an exciting game between previous season finalists England and New Zealand on October 5 in Ahmedabad. Brace yourself to watch ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup live streaming on YuppTV on your mobile and never miss the excitement.
In the 2019 ODI World Cup, England defeated New Zealand at Lords in a thrilling final encounter and won their maiden title. However, a lot has changed in these four years, and ten teams are recharging themselves to leave their impact in the championship. Let us look at each team’s chances in the 2023 World Cup.
India is hosting the mega event after 12 years. The last time India hosted the 2011 World Cup, the Men in Blue emerged victorious. India’s confidence reached sky-high after claiming the top spot in all three formats. The Rohit Sharma-led India enters the campaign with immense zeal and spirit to repeat the 2011 feat. In the 2011, 2015, and 2019 World Cups, a clear pattern of home teams winning the trophies is visible. India became more formidable in its intent and approach and is considered a definite favorite by experts, ex-cricketers, and fans.
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The opening pair of Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma is one of the best in the business right now. India’s middle order undoubtedly looks solid as Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, and Suryakumar Yadav are in top form. The bowlers will shine as Shami, Siraj, and Bumarh will surely use the home advantage.
The defending champion England became more destructive in the last four years and played aggressive cricket in all three game formats. From openers to the lower order, each player is capable of playing a match-winning inning and shifting the momentum of the game. With Johnny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingston, Chris Wokes, and Sam Curran, the team looks perfectly balanced.
New Zealand is no longer the same team that it was in 2019. Players like Devon Convay, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, and Matt Henry brought a perfect weight to the team. The experience of Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, and Tim Southee will add fuel to the fire.
No team can dare to take Australia lightly. Known for their iconic comebacks in most crucial matches, Australia can’t be written off. The five-time champions are one of the strongest contenders for winning the title.
South Africa’s recent performance against Australia was spectacular. Quinton De Kock, David Miller, Rassie Dussen, Aidem Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, and Macro Jansen shined right before the big event.
Pakistan is a team synonymous with its unpredictability can’t be ignored. The Men in Green boast solid batting and fiery bowling. Their batting is brilliant with Babar Azam, Rizwn, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, and Infthikar Ahmed in peak form. The pace attack that includes Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Hasan Ali guarantees sleepless nights even to the top batters.
The climatic and pitch conditions in India work well for Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Shakib-Al-Hasan, Litton Das, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidi Hasan, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Asalanka, Dunith Wellalage, Rashid Khan, Gurbaz, Gulbadin Naib are some of the key players in this season.
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