The epic battle of the ICC cricket world cup 2023 will be fought from October to November 2023. The tournament is not going to be a piece of cake as the top 10 teams will clash against each other for the mighty world cup. This blog will take you on a journey where we will be looking at some of the potential winners of the 2023 Cricket world cup.
The following factors will be considered in this blog to predict the top 4 potential winners of the tournament.
Playing Conditions – Pitches, Climate, and Other Factors
Players and bench strength – Overall Team Strength
To select the top 4 teams, we will go through the past records, recent performances, overall team strength, and playing conditions. And based on these four parameters, we have chosen the top 4 teams that are most likely to win the cricket world cup 2023.
Before getting into that, let us peer back in time and take a look at the world cup winners. Please go through the below-attached table where you’ll find the details of the cricket world cup winners till 2019.
Cricket World Cup Winners
Now, the question comes, who will be the winner of the cricket world cup 2023?
Well, nobody knows. However, we can predict some of the best teams based on a quick analysis that could potentially win the 2023 cricket world cup. Here are the four teams that I have selected: –
|Team||What makes them the best of the best/ criteria|
|India||Playing/Home Conditions, past records and Team Strength|
|Australia||Past Records , Team Strength and Current performance|
|England||Current performance and Team Strength|
|New Zealand||Current performance and past records|
Before we get into the details, we also need to take a closure look at the ODI rankings to check the current performances of the team. This is going to be a crucial factor when it comes to predicting the winner of a tournament like the world cup.
Now, let’s delve deeper into the top 4 teams that we have selected and what makes them the best claimants of the 2023 cricket world cup.
India/mEN iN bLUE
Playing/Home Conditions that could help India
The tournament will be held in India which means the Indian players will have an extra advantage in their home conditions. It becomes quite impossible to win against India in the Indian subcontinent. The Indian team would be familiar with its pitches and playing conditions which would eventually help them to take better decisions during the tournament. India always dominates the series that are played in India and the same thing could happen in the cricket world cup 2023.
Team India: Potential 2023 CWC winner
Team strength includes experience, quality players and their current form, player combinations, and more. The Indian team for the upcoming cricket World cup has not been selected yet, however, there are quite a few big players that are most likely to be part of the tournament. The list contains the name of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ravinder Jadeda, and Jaspreet Bumrah. Other than these players, there are some other players as well that have recently become part of the Indian team.
These are young players full of talent and potential which would help India to win the cricket world cup 2023. Shubhman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal are two of the emerging young talents, we all witnessed their phenomenal performance in 2023 Tata IPL. In a nutshell, the combination of experienced and young players would provide India an edge over its opponents.
Not only did India win two cricket world cups, but it also reached the playoffs many times. However, they could not make it all the time and went through some downs. The Indian side became the world champion in 1983 for the very first time when they registered a historic victory over the deadly west indies. After, winning the 1st ODI world cup, it took 28 years to win the 2nd time although they made theirs to the finals of the 2003 and 1996 world Cups.
India may not have won many world cups like Australia but it has made its way to the playoffs (quarter, semi, and finals) many times. It indeed shows the potential of the Indian side.
Australia/ tHE aUSSIES
Australia does not need an introduction as it has dominated world cricket for more than 3 decades. We have picked up the Australia side based on its past/recent performance and overall team strength. The mighty Australians have known for the spectacular and remarkable records that they have made in the history of the cricket world cup. Now let’s look at the parameters on the basis of which we have selected Australia in our list.
Unbelievable Past Records
Australia is the only team in the world that has won the most world cup so far. The biggest reason behind it is that they always have world-class players who would adapt to the situation. Australia won the cricket world cup in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015. This is the reason why Australia is one of the strongest sides that could win the world cup in 2023.
Recent Records and overall team strength
Australia is currently standing at number 5 in the ICC ODI ranking which does not match its reputation. However, has won some of the bilateral series that have been played over the last few months. This is not only the case, they have their best possible squad available at the moment.
The team includes Steve Smith, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Shaun Marsh Matthew Wade, etc. These are highly talented and reputed players in world cricket and thus, they provide a strong back strength to the Australian side.
england/ reigning championS
England are undoubtedly amongst the top contenders of the 2023 cricket world cup. The English side includes some of the best and destructive players of the current time such as Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer. These players hold the potential to win the 2023 cricket world cup. England are the reigning champions of the ODI world cup as they registered their triumph over the Kiwis in 2019. Thay showcased the same performance at the 2022 T20 World Cup where they registered historic victory against Pakistan in the final. Having said that, we have included England to our list based on their strength in one day cricket.
The English team could potentially cause trouble for teams like Australia and India in their way to the crown as English cricketers always show strong resistance against the opponent. Players like Root and Buttler are the one who often perform exceptional in the Indian subcontinent.
New Zealand/The Kiwis
New Zealand comes at number 4 on our list, they are probably the most consistent team in the world as they have made their way to the same final and final many times. It is also one of the balanced teams out there consisting of batters like KN Williamson, Tom Latham, Martin Guptill and bowler like Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee and Boult. After losing in big matches like 2011 Sami final, 2015 and 2019 world cup final, New Zealand would be careful this time and will want to clinch the mighty cup for the first time.
They have always been a dark horse and shocked the world cricket many times in the past and it is possible that they may register the 2023 cricket world cup for their nation.
There have been scenarios in the past when a completely underrated or underdog contender changed the entire equation or points table by its exceptional performance. For instance, Ireland registered a victory against England in 2011 world cup, Bangladesh defeated India in 2007 world cup when no one was expecting India to lose, and the list goes on and on. Therefore, there are chances that an underdog team could completely shift the momentum of the tournament to its Favour.
Well, we all know that cricket is a game of great uncertainties, and we cannot be 100% sure all the time, thus, we have shown the possibility of “Others” in our prediction meter.
Insta poll results are as follows:-