As the host nation once again, Indian fans have high hopes for their team to secure the title on home soil, just like they did in 2011 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. Virender Sehwag, the former India opener, shared an interesting revelation on Star Sports during the announcement of the 2023 World Cup schedule. Sehwag disclosed that Dhoni had a unique superstition during the 2011 World Cup. Were he exclusively consumed Khichdi as his meal. This superstition was followed by the entire team.
The International Cricket Council has revealed the highly anticipated schedule for the ICC 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup. The tournament will commence on October 5. With a match between defending champions England and 2019 runners-up New Zealand in Ahmedabad. Spanning over a month, the event will culminate in the final on November 19 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. So far, eight teams have qualified. With two more set to join after the ongoing ODI World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.
India look to end ICC silverware drought in 2023
Since winning the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 under Dhoni’s captaincy, the Indian cricket team, known as the Men in Blue, has faced criticism for not securing any ICC titles. Despite several chances, they have been unable to add to their trophy cabinet.
During the 2019 World Cup, India had high hopes of claiming their third ODI World Cup title. However, their campaign came to an abrupt halt when they suffered a batting collapse and lost to Kane Williamson’s New Zealand in the second semi-final held in Manchester.
In a recent opportunity to break the dry spell, led by Rohit Sharma, India faced Australia in the final of the World Test Championship (2021-23) cycle. Unfortunately, they experienced a devastating defeat, losing by a massive margin of 209 runs.
Overall, the Men in Blue have faced disappointment in their pursuit of ICC titles. With their last triumph occurring in 2013. Despite their strong performances in various tournaments, they have been unable to secure the coveted trophies in recent years.
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