This article will be about the World Cup cricket teams for World Cup 2023. We will also talk about each team’s prospects a little bit. Let’s see what the World Cup has to offer this time.
Which cricket fan doesn’t like World Cups? Every four years, the event has the cricket world wrapped around its fingers. Many teams prepare all the time to perform well in this tournament. Some win, and some don’t.
While some teams perform sometimes, they hope they will return stronger next time. Among all of this, the cricket craze never dies. It always increases. The ICC has to increase this game’s popularity. And what better opportunity than the ICC Cricket World Cup for this?
We also updated the Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule as well.
Cricket World Cup 2023 Teams
So, without further ado, here are the top teams qualified for the Cricket World Cup. Surprisingly, West Indies didn’t make it to the World Cup for the first time. This is an opportunity for them to see what they did wrong.
|COUNTRY||NUMBER OF TIMES THEY WON THE WORLD CUP|
On the other hand, minow teams like Afghanistan and Bangladesh easily qualified for the World Cup. While full members like South Africa and Sri Lanka had to work hard. Sri Lanka had to play the qualifiers as well. Seems like the associate nations are giving them a tough time.
Also, the Netherlands made it to the world cup after 12 years. The last time they played a World Cup was back in 2011. It seems like a de ja vu because they will play another World Cup on Indian soil.
Now, let’s arrange each World Cup team according to how many times they won the tournament. And let’s talk about their prospects for this World Cup.
Australians are going to play this World Cup on spinning wickets. But does the element of surprise due to pitch conditions matter when the Aussie players play IPL regularly? I hardly think that is going to be the case.
During the 2011 World Cup, they ended up in the third spot in their group. They lost only one game and won 4. Unluckily, they couldn’t get past the quarters and lost the game to 2011 World Cup champs, India.
This time, things look good as the Aussies rank number 1 on the ODI rankings.
Indian batters are their core strength. But it doesn’t mean their bowlers aren’t going to cause problems for the batters. Especially Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav have shown promise.
When we look at the batters, Virat, Rohit, and Shubman seem to be the batting trio that can blitz through any bowling lineup.
Will we see another replay of the 2011 World Cup?
Pakistan was one of the strongest teams for the 2023 World Cup. However, injuries and personal spat among players have lowered their chances for the tournament.
Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf looked pretty good with the ball. However, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf got injured in the match against India. Shaheen seems to have hurt his fingers as well.
While Haris and Shaheen will recover till the World Cup, things look serious for young Naseem. He was evolving into this dangerous fast bowler under the mentorship of Morne Morkel. But fate and something else for him. He will miss the World Cup.
Chances are bleak for Pakistan.
Sri Lanka had to qualify for the World Cup. But, they won every game in the Qualifiers in Zimbabwe and smoothly sailed their ship to the mega event in Bharat.
Kusal Mendis and other batters can anchor the innings to a decent score. But their core strength lies in their bowlers. They couldn’t play Hasaranga in the Asia Cup. However, they found gold in the shape of Wellalage and Asalanka. These spinners will spin your world if they get half-decent conditions in India.
England are the defending champs and will be coming hard this time. They have brought back their lucky guy, Ben Stokes, from retirement. If we talk about their performance in the 2011 World Cup, they barely managed to play the quarter-finals and were kicked out after they lost their match against the runner-up Sri Lankan side.
They have to adjust to the conditions if they want to win.
Bangladesh has evolved into a much stronger side in the past 12 years. From playing qualifiers to becoming one of the best Asian sides, they have come a long way.
If Bangladesh needs to fight against the titans like Pakistan, Australia, India, and England, they need to step up and play their strength.
This a good situation for Afghanistan this time. They couldn’t play last time. However, they can give tough times to the other teams if they get spin conditions. Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi can trick the other teams. However, we can’t see them progressing to the semis.
New Zealand will be happy to get Kane Williamson back in action. They managed to play the finals last time, overcoming their status as “chokers.” Have they completely gotten rid of that title? We can’t say for sure. They did give us an entertaining World Cup final last time.
However, Tim Southee, one of their key fast bowlers, is injured and may miss the World Cup. Or he may not be able to reach his potential. Hard times for the black caps.
South Africa has always been unlucky when playing their must-win games. It is a strong side. They can give you a very hard time.
They have always had players that will give you tough times. But it is something about the must-win matches that they can’t overcome.
Will it change this time as well? We have to see.
The Netherlands have had a wonderful journey so far. In the qualifier tournament, beating top sides like Zimbabwe and West Indies has shown that they have what it takes to compete against the top sides.
Will it still be enough to play against the world’s top sides? We will have to see the world cup for that. But you never know; an upset might be coming for any ODI giant in the group stages.
ICC World Cup 2023, in general
Following are some basic details about the tournament.
|Dates||October – November 2023|
|Teams||Top 8 teams from the super league + 2 teams who will win the qualifiers|
|Format||Round robin + Knock out|
Will the Englishmen be able to defend their title? Or will the hosts take it back again? Let’s see how this World Cup plays out.
This year, the tournament is in India. These are batting conditions, with some spin here and there. If you want a better look at the pitch conditions, look up the IPL.
This means that we may see some big scores. The last time was in 2011, when the World Cup was held in India.
And the hosts won that time. Will history repeat itself? Well, we have to see the tournament for that. Before that, we must see which teas will play in the tournament.
We will update this information on our website. So stay tuned.
Frequently Asked Questions
When World Cup 2023 will start?
The World Cup will start in October 2023 and continue till November 2023.
How many teams will play in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023?
Ten teams will play in this tournament. The top 8 will qualify directly, while the 5 teams will play a qualifier from 18 June to 9 July 2023. The top 2 teams from this qualifier will play in the Cricket World Cup.
Where is the next 50-over World Cup?
India will host the World Cup in 2023
Is India qualified for the 2023 World Cup?
Indians are the hosts, so they automatically qualify.
How many World Cups has Pakistan won?
Pakistan has won only one World Cup. And they won it in 1992
How many World Cups has India won?
They have won it 2 times.
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