Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, also dubbed as the ‘Rawalpindi Express’, has opined that the upcoming World Cup in India would be a wonderful extravaganza and one of the best World Cups in the last 50 years.
Senior Team India batter Virat Kohli has stated that the difficult challenge of featuring in a tournament like the World Cup excites him even after 15 years of playing international cricket. He admitted that there is plenty of pressure from the fans, who want them to win the mega event. Kohli, however, went on to assert that no one wants to win the World Cup more than the players.
Team India skipper Rohit Sharma has opened up on India’s potential World Cup 2023 squad ahead of the September 5 deadline. With BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar admitting after naming the Asia Cup squad that the team will be more or less the same for the World Cup, a couple of prominent names could end up missing out.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly reckons that the Men in Blue will have to bat very well to win the 2023 ODI World Cup, which will be played at home from October 5 to November 19. According to Ganguly, if India bat well in the tournament, they will win the World Cup. He also termed them a strong side.
After plenty of confusion and delay, the revised schedule for the 2023 ODI World Cup to be played in India from October 5 to November 19 was confirmed on Wednesday, August 9. Including the India vs Pakistan marquee clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, a total of eight matches have witnessed changes