Srikkanth predicts India, Australia, and England as top WC contenders


The nail-biting final of the 2019 ODI World Cup is etched in the memory of cricket enthusiasts. In a thrilling encounter, England emerged victorious over New Zealand based on boundary count after a tied Super Over. The upcoming 2023 World Cup will begin on October 5, featuring the last edition’s finalists facing off in Ahmedabad. The anticipation among cricket fans is high as they eagerly await the start of the tournament in 99 days. Krishnamachari Srikkanth, a member of India’s 1983 World Cup-winning team, recently shared his top contenders for this year’s event. He selected India, Australia, and England as his favorites, recognizing Australia’s strong performances in India and praising their team’s past achievements.

“India are one of the favorites. Let’s be honest, there is an Australian team, which is also a very good side, and England has been very good. I believe that Australians play well in India, too. I would say India, Australia, England, out of these three, one of them will probably win the cup,”

Srikkanth said.

He further stated:

“They have started attacking the bowling right from the beginning, be it Test cricket, T20 cricket, or one-day cricket. Their methodology has changed from the loss in the 2015 World Cup.”We’ve seen it in the 2019 World Cup, and you see the Ashes Test series going on now. Even there, it was close match (at Edgbaston), though England lost.”

I would say Australia are better favourites than England as far as playing in India is concerned: Kris Srikkanth

“I would say Australia are better favorites than England as far as playing in India is concerned. Lot of these Aussies play T20s, the IPL in India, so they are used to Indian conditions. But yes, lot of England players are also playing and getting used to Indian conditions. That’s why I say, one of these three countries (India, England, Australia) …”

Srikkanth added.

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