Sourav Ganguly, a former captain of India, recently named five countries that can win the ODI World Cup in India in 2023; South Africa was omitted from his list. The competition will begin on October 5 at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, and it will conclude on November 19 with the championship game.
With less than 50 days until the most prestigious competition begins, cricket experts have already begun to predict the results to heighten interest in the ODI World Cup. Now, former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has added his predictions to the list.
In remarks made outside of a promotional event, Sourav Ganguly named the top five sides for the 2018 ODI World Cup,
The 51-year-old predicted that one of the five teams will be Australia, and later added that New Zealand could not be disregarded. The former captain then mentioned the current world champions, England, before finally mentioning India and Pakistan.
“I anticipate that Australia, England, Pakistan, and don’t count out New Zealand will be among them… Sourav Ganguly remarked, “But if you ask me my top 5, right now, it’s Australia, England, New Zealand, India, and Pakistan.
This side is excellent: Thusurav Ganguly
Ganguly stated that the Men in Blue have several such batters who can perform at number four when discussing the most frequently asked subject in the Indian cricket community, the number four place.
Who claimed that we lack a No. 4? There are a ton of (batsmen) here who can bat there. My way of thinking and mindset have changed. This side is excellent. Being a left-hander, I think Tilak Varma would be a possibility, he continued.
“It needs to be a team of experts and unscarred individuals, like Jaiswal, Varma, and Ishan Kishan. They can go play some courageous cricket. There are many options available for Rahul (Dravid), Rohit, and the selectors; all they need to do is choose the best XI, the 51-year-old said.
The ODI World Cup 2023 will open with a game between England and New Zealand. On the other side, India, under by Rohit Sharma, will start their campaign on October 8 against Australia in Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium.