The ODI World Cup 2023 eventually began on Thursday, October 5, in Ahmedabad, after much waiting and expectation, with the defending champions England being completely destroyed by New Zealand.
The World Cup, which is being entirely hosted by India for the first time, began when the iconic Sachin Tendulkar brought the trophy out onto the ground. He described the event as “surreal” and recalled India’s famous victory over Australia in the quarterfinals of the 2011 ODI World Cup in Ahmedabad.
Without a question, India. We have a fantastic, well-rounded team: Tendulkar, Sachin
The ‘Master Blaster’ also made a prediction for the semi-finalists of the competition, joining many other experts. The ODI World Cup 2023 was under question. He predicted four teams to advance to the last-four stage: hosts India, five-time winners Australia, defending champions England, and last year’s finalist New Zealand. He also provided justification for his predictions.
Without a question, India. We have a fantastic, well-rounded crew. In the same way, I believe Australia’s team is well-balanced. England would be the third one I would mention. England is once again a highly powerful team that combines veteran players with some fresh talent. New Zealand would be my fourth team choice. They competed in the 2015 and 2019 championship games. New Zealand has consistently performed well in the global championships, and I see them becoming to the semifinals,” Tendulkar said.