Cricket NewsDespite playing at home, ex-England captain Michael Vaughan does not believe that...

    Despite playing at home, ex-England captain Michael Vaughan does not believe that Team India would be the “favorites” for the ODI World Cup in 2023.


    The 2022 T20 World Cup is now over, and attention is turning to the 2023 ODI World Cup, which will be held in India the following year. Even though it’s still early, some believe the Indian cricket team will be the front-runners because they’ll be playing at home in comfortable surroundings. Michael Vaughan, a former England captain, isn’t fond of this impression. He believes that England will enter the 50-over World Cup as the favourites after watching them perform spectacularly in Australia at the T20 World Cup.

    In the T20 World Cup, the Indian team was regarded as one of the favourites to advance, but they were destroyed by England in the semifinals. For many people, India’s 10-wicket loss was a wake-up call. In his Telegraph column, Vaughan predicted that England would be the team to beat at the ODI World Cup in 2019. “The next big ticket is to win the 50 over World Cup in India next year. They have good spin options and you have to put them down as favourites for that tournament as well. When the tournament starts people will have India as favourites on home soil. Utter nonsense. England will be the team to beat without any question and that is going to be the case for a few more years to come,” he wrote in the column.

    In order for India to be successful as a cricketing nation and win major championships once more, Vaughan asserted that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should study the English model. “If I was running Indian cricket I would swallow my pride and look at England for inspiration. What English cricket has to make sure now is we are at the forefront of white-ball cricket for years. Young players are now coming into a group that has won so much that it should feed down the system. At the top of it all is Jos Buttler, World Cup-winning captain at the first attempt. That is huge for him,” he has also written in the column.


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