This ODI World Cup 2023 is to be played in India, it is going to start from 5 October. The Indian team also has the challenge of ending the ICC Cup drought of the last several years. Let us tell you that the last time Team India won the ICC trophy was in 2013. His first team won the World Cup title in 2011.
During that time the World Cup was organized in India. In such a situation, even this year when the World Cup is being organized in India, the Indian team is considered one of the main contenders to win the tournament. But India’s veteran player R Ashwin does not consider India as the main contender to win.
R Ashwin told Australia the contender for victory:
The Indian team is one of the major contenders for the ODI World Cup 2023 tournament. There is also the challenge of ending the ICC Cup drought of the last ten years. Meanwhile, spinner R Ashwin’s statement has raised the eyebrows of many. Because he has given preference to other teams except India for the title.
It is known that the ICC ODI World Cup will start on 5 October. Ten teams will play in this tournament and India is being considered as a strong contender for the title. Due to the competition being held in India, it is said that Team India can directly benefit from this.
R. Ashwin said:
R. Ashwin has favored Australia for the title. Many people have become confused by this. Talking on his YouTube channel, R Ashwin said that Australia was the main contender for victory, the reason behind choosing Australia, he told that this decision has been taken to reduce the pressure on Team India.
R. Ashwin clearly said, “My priority is Australia for the ODI World Cup title. I know many great players have given priority to India. But this is a strategy to put India under pressure, as the ICC tournament draws near, former players from other countries favor India and increase the pressure on the team. This directly affects the game. Team India is one of the strong contenders for the title. But I don’t want to put unnecessary pressure on the team. That’s why I have given my priority to Australia.”
Team India’s first match with Australia
It may be noted that Team India will play its first match in the World Cup 2023 against Australia on October 8 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Team India intends to make a winning start with this match. This will be the first step towards ending the 10-year drought of the ICC Cup. Meanwhile, spinner R Ashwin’s predictions have surprised many people as he has preferred another team over Team India.