Former England skipper Michael Vaughan is eagerly looking forward to witnessing the upcoming edition of the ICC ODI World Cup, which is going to be held entirely in India for the first time. Michael Vaughan will be rooting for Jos Buttler’s England cricket team in the marquee event. The tournament will get underway on October 5 as New Zealand will lock horns with England in the tournament opener in Ahmedabad.
England were the champions of the previous edition of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup as they got the better of New Zealand based on the boundary count rule to win their maiden ODI World Cup. Among the ten participating teams in this edition’s event, Australia won five titles whereas India won two titles. On the other hand, the likes of Pakistan and Sri Lanka won a title apiece.
Michael Vaughan picks his four semi-finalists
The former England skipper, Michael Vaughan took to his X handle (formerly known as Twitter) and named the four semi-finalists of the World Cup 2023. According to him, England, South Africa, India and Pakistan will reach the final four of the mega tournament. He stated that he can’t wait for the World Cup to get underway this week. “Can’t wait for the World Cup to start this week. My 4 semi-finalists will be … England, South Africa, India and Pakistan.”
South Africa are one of the top teams in international cricket and surprisingly, they are yet to reach the ODI World Cup final in history. However, they do have tools and ingredients that are capable of turning the tide in the upcoming edition. On the other hand, England will have a great deal of confidence going forward as they will enter the tournament as the defending champions.
Team India led by Rohit Sharma will enter the tournament as the strong favourites. They also have a team with all their bases covered and with a blend of experience and youth, they are certain to make a bid for the third title.
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