Dale Steyn says, “My heart wants to go with South Africa, but England and India will likely be two finalists in the World Cup”

The countdown for the ICC men’s ODI World Cup 2023 has officially started, and Star Sports, the official broadcaster of the tournament, has revealed its latest additions to the Incredible StarCast panel for the 'Mission World Cup.' The newest editions of the Incredible StarCast include legendary fast bowlers such as Pakistan’s great Waqar Younis, renowned South African Dale Steyn, and Indian swing sensation Irfan Pathan.
Speaking exclusively in an interview, StarCast expert for Mission World Cup Irfan Pathan spoke on who will be the finalists in this World Cup 2023. He said, “See, on logic, you can’t drop England from the finalists spot because they have a very strong team, and the way they are playing cricket with their all-rounders like at number 9, they have all-rounder batsmen like Chris Woakes, so I know that, but I have a hunch in my heart that says that South Africa will do great in this World Cup. So, for me, it’s India and South Africa. See, South Africa has a great chance to do well in this World Cup because they have arrived here with a strong team and good form, but India will definitely win this World Cup because they are in their best form right now, and also, like Waqar Younis told me, they played in the Asia Cup, and according to me, they have also ticked all the boxes at the right time.”
Whereas Dale Steyn revealed his two finalists in this World Cup 2023 as he said, "It's a tough one; you know my heart wants to go with South Africa making the final. I would love them to make the final; their team, a lot of their players play in the IPL, and they play in India regularly. They got some guys like David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen who really started to figure out those conditions and bat well there.
He further said, “Yeah, I feel like the favorites would probably be India; I feel like India is going to be one of the finalists, and probably England. But my heart wants to say South Africa and India, but I am kind of leaning towards India and England.”


Sep 28, 2023 6:26 AM