Kapil Dev Expresses Optimism For India’s World Cup 2023 Campaign
By CricShots - Jul 25, 2023 6:16 pm
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With the ODI World Cup 2023 on the horizon, anticipation is building as cricket fans eagerly await the clash of the titans on the grand stage. As the host nation, India enters the tournament as one of the favorites, aiming to capture the illustrious title once again. India’s last ICC triumph came in 2013 when they secured victory in the Champions Trophy against England. The iconic 2011 World Cup victory, held on home soil, still remains fresh in the memories of Indian cricket enthusiasts.

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Team India

The World Cup 2023 is scheduled to commence on October 5, and India will commence their campaign against Australia on October 8. As the tournament draws near, managing the expectations as hosts will be a significant challenge for the Indian team, as pointed out by former Indian captain Kapil Dev.

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While Kapil Dev believes India will inevitably be considered favorites, he stresses that it’s too early to make concrete predictions until the team’s official squad announcement. The confidence and belief that the team can triumph again on home turf will play a crucial role in shaping their performance.

Speaking at the launch of the Golf Fitting Center at the Karnataka Golf Association, Kapil Dev remarked, “I don’t know how it will pan out. They have yet to announce the team for the World Cup. India will always enter a tournament as favorites as it has been the case for a long time.”

Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev

“It’s all about how the team comes to terms with the expectations from all sides. We have won a World Cup at home, and I am sure the team, whoever gets selected, can do it again. A World Cup is coming in four years, and I hope the players will be fully prepared,” he added.

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As the cricketing world eagerly awaits the World Cup spectacle, the Indian team, under the leadership of Virat Kohli, will be gearing up to deliver their best performances on the biggest stage of them all. With the backing of a passionate home crowd, they will look to create history and etch their names in cricketing folklore once again.