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Celebrating India’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Journey: Triumphs and Challenges | Looking at India’s journey to the 2023 World Cup

Global cricket fans are buzzing with anticipation as the 2023 ICC World Cup is here. Indian cricket fans are especially looking forward to an exciting tournament for their team. This comprehensive article looks at the triumphs and challenges of India’s Cricket World Cup 2023 journey. Let’s dig in!

The World Cup Returns Amid Various Hitches

The World Cup is an important event in the cricket world. The event draws teams from around the globe. India already has two titles under their belt and will be aiming to add a third to their tally. Team India fans are excited about the upcoming event as they hope their team will win their third World Cup.

The tournament returns to India after 12 years, and the home team start as favourites. However, the organizers, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), have had to overcome multiple obstacles. For instance, the tournament was meant to be held in February-March 2023 but was postponed to the current October 5th to November 19th schedule.

On the other hand, the International Cricket Council enjoys tax exemption for its events. However, that does not align with Indian laws. Consequently, the BCCI stated that it would pay the 116 million USD in taxes using its own resources.

As if that was not enough, BCCI also faced challenges when planning the event’s schedule. After announcing the schedule, Ahmedabad police claimed that they couldn’t provide adequate security during the India-Pakistan match scheduled for October 15th because there were other festivities planned in the city.

Consequently, BCCI had to change the schedule and release another version. According to the new version released on August 9th, the India-Pakistan match will be played on October 14th. This is a mouthwatering encounter, even for cricket betting fans. These adjustments also caused issues for fans while making ticketing and travel arrangements.

Team India’s World Cup Legacy

Team India has an enviable World Cup history. They won the tournament in 1983 and 2011 and were runners-up in 2003. The team has also featured in multiple semi-finals and has always been the tournament’s top contender.

A predictable lineup has featured for Team India in the build-up to this tournament, apart from R. Ashwin’s late inclusion. They have recorded the best-winning form from the beginning of the year, and their Asia Cup triumph was a welcome boost.

Team Preparation

Team India boasts star names like Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma. That is enough talent to carry the team through those big moments. They’ll be supported by talented right-handlers Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, and KL Rahul.

However, the team’s lack of a left-hand bat raises eyebrows. It is something that the tournament’s betting fans on Betway will take into consideration. Time will tell whether Ishan Kishan will remain the backup opener.

Axar Patel’s injury paved the way for R Ashwin to make a comeback. The squad will now boast two World Cup winners, R Ashwin and Virat Kohli. Additionally, Jasprit Bumrah’s return is a much-welcome boost for the squad. His ability to take wickets at different stages of the game will be a significant asset for Team India as they go for the third World Cup title.

Final Thoughts

India are favorites to lift the trophy, especially after their impressive first-up win against Australia. They’ll be relying on their home fans to make the home advantage count. Team India will also be buoyed by the fact that the past three host nations have won the tournament. This is a stat that betting fans on platforms like Betway will consider critically. Global cricket fans will be watching closely to see how India performs in this tournament. Do you think they have enough to win it? Can they shed the ‘chokers’ tag?

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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