The ICC World Cup 2023 will begin from 5th October. The tournament will be played in India and the preparations are in full flow for the event. The tournament opener will be played between England and New Zealand and the final is all set to take place on 19th November.
Aaron Finch predicts his semi-finalists for the ICC World Cup 2023; Believes Australia has the capability to win title
Former Australian cricketer Aaron Finch has made his prediction for the semi-finalists for the ICC World Cup 2023. The ex skipper believes that India, Pakistan, Australia and England can reach the playoffs of the tournament.
Aaron Finch reflected on why he chose India, saying that they have an impressive track record in home conditions. He added that the Rohit Sharma-led side has a very strong batting and bowling lineup which makes them a formidable force in the tournament.
For Australia, Aaron Finch believes that his national side has been a consistent performer in international cricket. According to him, with the experience they have, they have the capability to secure a spot in the semifinals.
Talking about England, Aaron Finch said that the Jos Buttler-led side have condition of experience as well as youth. He also highlighted their recent success, saying that are favourites to reach the semi-final. He named Pakistan last, considering their history in tournaments.
Australia, England, India and Pakistan squad for ICC World Cup 2023
Australia squad: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.
England squad: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.
India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishan Kishan, Surya Kumar Yadav.
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim.