The ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 tournament is just around the corner. Meanwhile, fans from across the globe cannot wait for the kick-off as they are curiously looking forward to the highly-anticipated mega-event. As many as 10 teams will partake in the event namely Australia, India, South Africa, England, New Zealand, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Netherlands and Afghanistan.
Unfortunately, the West Indies the two-time ODI World Cup champions failed to qualify for the World Cup 2023 for the first time in their history in the wake of a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Scotland. Australia are the most successful team in the tournament’s history as the Men in Yellow won as many as five honours. Team India won two ODI World Cup titles in their history. England, Pakistan and Sri Lanka won a World Cup each.
Drew McIntyre dons India’s jersey to extend his support to the team
Meanwhile, WWE superstar, Drew McIntyre garnered the attention of the Indian cricket fraternity after he sported India’s jersey to extend his full support to Rohit Sharma and Co for the upcoming ICC World Cup. The WWE superstar surprised the fans by donning the Indian jersey before he entered the ring. The picture of Drew McIntyre donning the jersey spread like wildfire on social media channels.
Fans in India couldn’t contain their excitement as they chipped in with interesting views and opinions. Meanwhile, Team India won the first ODI World Cup in 1983 when they beat the mighty West Indies to clinch the maiden title. They achieved the feat under the tutelage of legendary Kapil Dev and 28 years later, India won the second ODI World Cup honour under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Sri Lanka surrendered at the hands of Team India in the 2011 World Cup final showdown. Since then, India failed to make a bid for the third title and they have a great chance to win the third title. India will begin their World Cup campaign against the five-time World Cup champions, Australia on October 8 (Sunday) in Chennai.
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