Eoin Morgan picks India “favourite” to lift ODI World Cup 2023

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The imminent arrival of the 2023 Cricket World Cup marks a significant moment, as the prestigious tournament is all set to take place exclusively in the Indian sub-continent for the very first time. The 50-over spectacle is scheduled to kick off on October 5, culminating with the grand final slated for November 19 at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

With the tournament’s commencement just around the corner, Eoin Morgan, the victorious captain of England’s 2019 World Cup team, has made his predictions. He has put forth his highly plausible lineup, which stands a strong chance of securing the 2023 ODI World Cup championship. During an interview with RevSportz, Morgan conveyed his belief that Team India, led by Rohit Sharma, holds a favorable position to seize the championship due to their home field advantage.

Despite the fact that his home nation, England, enters the competition as the reigning champions, Morgan has chosen to place India ahead of them in terms of potential winners. He explained, “England boasts formidable strength as a team. I would consider them the second most likely contenders, right after India, and it’s a close call. India, when playing on their home turf, holds the position of favorite, given their exceptional performance record in the last several World Cups—be it India in 2011, Australia in 2015, England in 2019, or India again in 2023.”

However, the 36-year-old former skipper went on to emphasize that England possesses an array of exceptional batsmen and bowlers in their lineup. He firmly believes that their exceptional talent will play a pivotal role when the crucial stages of the tournament arrive.

It is worth noting that the reigning champions, England, will inaugurate their campaign against the 2019 World Cup semifinalists, New Zealand, on October 5 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. On the other hand, the Indian team will commence their tournament against Australia on October 8 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

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