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India, England Or Australia? Suresh Raina Picks His Favourites For World Cup Title



Former India batsman Suresh Raina has revealed his choose for the favorites to win the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023. The much-awaited competitors can be performed in India from October 5 to November 19. Will probably be a historic occasion for India as they are going to be internet hosting the event alone for the primary time.

The final World Cup was performed on Indian soil, and the Males in Blue emerged victorious. In 2011, MS Dhoni led India to glory within the ODI World Cup and ended the lengthy 28-year anticipate the title. India haven’t received any World Cup title since then and the Rohit Sharma-led facet can be underneath immense strain to ship the title on the house facet.

And whereas solely time can be who wins the upcoming competitors, Suresh Raina has picked up as many as 5 favorites for the event. Talking at an occasion organized by The Occasions of India, Suresh Raina mentioned that he considers India, Australia, England, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan because the contenders for the World Cup. Suresh Raina additionally mentioned that it might be superb if India went on to win the continuing Asia Cup in addition to the World Cup.

“It could be superb. The final time we hosted the World Cup in India, we received it. And hopefully, we do it once more. My greatest needs to Rohit Sharma and the crew. Simply go on the market and specific your self and go for the trophy,” mentioned Suresh Raina.

Suresh Raina on India’s opponent within the closing:

In current instances, India have didn’t do nicely in knockout video games. In 2014, they misplaced in opposition to Sri Lanka within the closing of the T20 World Cup earlier than shedding to Australia within the semifinal of the 2015 ODI World Cup. Within the following 12 months, the MS Dhoni-led facet misplaced to West Indies within the 2016 T20 World Cup semifinal.

In 2017, India suffered a heavy defeat in opposition to Pakistan within the closing of the Champions Trophy earlier than crashing out on the semifinal stage of the 2019 ODI World Cup and 2022 T20 World Cup. India’s performances in knockout video games have been a significant fear however Suresh Raina believes the crew can beat any facet if it qualifies for the ultimate within the upcoming World Cup.

Koi bhi aaye, dekh lenge (whosoever is there, we are going to deal with),” mentioned Suresh Raina.

The previous cricketer, who was a part of the 2011 World Cup-winning crew, additional picked two gamers who could be the trump playing cards for the Males in Blue. He additionally opined that India’s destiny will rely quite a bit on how the highest three carry out.

“I believe Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav can be India’s trump playing cards within the World Cup,” Raina mentioned.

“Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and (Shubman) Gill, agar woh teenon carry out karengey (if the three of them carry out), then we’ve got an excellent middle-order. Now we have Hardik Pandya, we’ve got Ishan Kishan, then we’ve got (Ravindra) Jadeja, Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur. Prime three have to fireside, particularly Virat Kohli. He’s a gun participant, he’s batting fairly nicely. If he stays in all probability 35-40 overs, we can have a great probability,” added Raina.

Earlier than the World Cup, India will lock horns in opposition to Sri Lanka within the closing of the Asia Cup 2023 on Sunday (September 17).

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