Here comes the year 2023. The wait of all cricket fans all over the world is about to end. Yes, the ICC World Cup 2023 is going to take place soon. All teams are ready to go to war to be the best of the best. Another good news for Indians is that the venue for the Cricket World Cup is India. And as we all know that Indian Cricket is a separate religion here. Therefore the level of excitement, everyone can imagine.
Now every Indian is thinking about the not-so-satisfactory performance of the Indian team in the T20 World Cup. This definitely gives an overview of the 50 overs ODI World Cup, which is going to take place in the month of November this year.
So, the big question about the ICC World Cup 2023 is, who is going to be the world champion? And of course, Indians are expecting another world title in Indian Cricket. There are many factors that one must consider before answering this question.
Those are as follows.
A bad performance in the T20 World Cup does not signify that the team is weak. There is always a rough spell on every team. However, when India won the 1983 World Cup, it was the best example of an Indian Cricket team always having a surprise package.
The ongoing tour of New Zealand to India seems a successful one. As home team won the one-day International series against New Zealand with a clean sweep.
Moreover, another series is coming up against Australia. This busy schedule will help the Indian team get ready for ICC World Cup 2023.
Let us assume, that you are playing on a ground you are well familiar with. You definitely get an edge in comparison to the opposite team. This is not just because you are playing on that ground for quite a long time but also the feeling of belongingness among the crowd too. And, the cheer from the team’s own crowd can boost the morale of the Indian Cricket team to grab the title of ICC World Cup 2023.
Coming back to the original plus point of playing at home grounds. The players are well aware of the pace of the outfield, cracks on the pitch, condition of the ground, etc. Evidently, this information will help the team to decide whether to bowl or bat first. Moreover, choosing the right kind of players in the playing eleven for a match in a particular round will also be easy. Thus another factor that might lead the Indian Cricket team, is a step close to the ICC World Cup 2023 winning title.
Ample options for World Cup Squad
For the ICC World Cup 2023, Indian Team has marvelous players not only for playing 11 but also for extras. Let us understand as per the division.
1. Top Order
The opening and the one-down players are crucial to give a start to the team. Team India has Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma to open. They are the most experienced players currently. Along with them, we have Virat Kohli, who plays at number three. Gladly, he is back in form. Besides those, a player is performing well too. Shubman Gill is catching up with the techniques of those players quite soon.
2. Middle Order
During the 2019 T20 world cup, the team was lacking a strong middle order. But that is not the case now. Along with KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, and Hardik Pandya, we have Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav too.
All-rounders play an important role in almost all formats of cricket. Ravindra Jadeja is undoubtedly the first choice of the team. However, the players like Washington Sunder and Axar Patel are also showing impressive skills with both bat and bowl.
To keep the defense wall strong the spin bowlers like Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are there. And epic fast bowlers like Jaspreet Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, and many more.
All in all, the host team is in great form with one of the best players in the world. There is definitely a high chance of them winning the world cup this year. However, other teams are not weak either. And, with the unpredictable nature of cricket, none can be sure about anything.
Though, one thing we are sure off is the extreme level of fun and entertainment we are going to have. So, wait for few more months and the fun will begin.