The ICC World Cup 2023 is just a few months away from now. The tournament will take place in India from 5th October with a blockbuster clash between England and New Zealand and the final is set to be played at the largest cricket stadium Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on 19th November.
The schedule of the ICC World Cup 2023 is out and it’s fair to say that an enthralling month of cricket will be on offer. Some minor changes are expected to take in the schedule but the venues will be the same and as many as 10 venues will be hosting the biggest carnival in India.
A total of 48 matches are likely to take place throughout the tournament and the teams in India, Australia, Afghanistan, New Zealand, Pakistan, England, Bangladesh, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands will be clashing with each other to win the title.
With ICC World Cup 2023 just around the corner, 2019 World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan picked his four favourites to win the tournament. He backed one among India, Pakistan, England and Australia to win the tournament and lift the title. Speaking to Wion, he explained:
“When it comes to the business end of the tournament, I have no doubt England will be there, and I have no doubt India will be there. And the other teams I would probably see potentially lifting the trophy are Australia and Pakistan, two very strong teams and two contenders when it comes to big competitions.”
ICC World Cup 2023: Eoin Morgan talks about India’s chances for the World Cup
Eoin Morgan also talked about India’s chances to win the World Cup. He said that the Men in Blue will be favourites to win and home advantage will do a lot of good to them. He explained:
“They’re an excellent cricket team that I believe will be favourites going into the World Cup. Home advantage is quite a key thing, but if you were to advise anything, you would say engage with the people who were there and were leaders throughout that journey and pick their brains. The likes of Virat Kohli played in that team and have first-hand experience of what it is like. It is going to be a hell of a tournament that I am looking forward to.”
India will open their campaign against Australia on 8th October at Chennai.