Aakash Chopra's blunt comment on the Australia, England, and Pakistan cricket teams in the ODI World Cup 2023

Former batsman of Indian Cricket Team Aakash Chopra feels that only two of the supposed pre-tournament favorites, Australia, England, and Pakistan, will qualify for the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup 2023. The aforementioned teams have had dismal starts to their respective campaigns and have struggled with issues ranging from team selection to adapting to the conditions.
India and New Zealand cricket teams are the only ones who are unbeaten till now in the competition. South Africa is on 3rd because of their shocking defeat to the Netherlands, but they have won the rest of their matches in a dominant style.
However, the likes of Australia, England, and Pakistan have already recorded multiple defeats. Even a massive turnaround will make their chances to qualify for the semifinals quite difficult, considering they still have some tricky matches left to play.
Naming India, New Zealand, and South Africa as the top three placed teams at the end of the league stage, Aakash Chopra said on his YouTube channel that "India, New Zealand, and South Africa will surely qualify for the semi-finals. The fight will be for the fourth spot among England, Australia, and Pakistan. None of those teams are looking good, to be honest."


Oct 22, 2023 6:02 AM