Despite India’s unbeaten run in the 2023 ODI World Cup so far, skipper Rohit Sharma is remaining cautious about the team’s chances of winning the trophy. India have won all of their seven group-stage games and have already sealed their place in the semifinals. However, Rohit believes that there is still a lot of work to be done and that the team cannot afford to be complacent.
“Abhi time hai (there is still time),” Rohit Sharma said in response to a fan’s question about whether the World Cup was coming home to India.
Rohit’s caution is understandable. India have been knocked out in the semifinals of the last two World Cups and will be looking to go all the way this time around. The Indian team is certainly capable of winning the World Cup. They have a balanced squad with a good mix of experience and youth. They also have a number of world-class players, including Rohit himself, Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah.
However, the other teams in the tournament are also very strong. England, Australia, and New Zealand are all capable of beating India on any given day. India will need to be at their best if they are to win the World Cup. They will need to perform well in all three departments of the game – batting, bowling, and fielding.
India has made a brilliant start to the 2023 ODI World Cup. They have won all of their seven group-stage games and have already sealed their place in the semifinals.
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India’s batting has been particularly impressive. They have scored over 300 runs in six of their seven matches. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have both been in excellent form, scoring over 400 runs each. India’s bowling has also been very good. The bowlers have been able to take wickets regularly and have kept the opposition batsmen under pressure.
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Jasprit Bumrah has been the pick of the bowlers, taking 16 wickets in seven matches. India will be looking to continue their unbeaten run when they face South Africa in the top-of-the-table clash on 5 November. A win in that match will ensure that India finish top of the group and will give them a good chance of getting a favorable draw in the semifinals.