ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
On the occasion of the greatest Cricket World Cup ever, the 10 captains met today at the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, setting the stage for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
48 matches will be played over the course of the following 45 days at 10 top-notch locations. Starting tomorrow at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad with a rematch of the 2019 Final between England and New Zealand.
Celebrity photographer Rohan Shrestha captured the official ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 image at the Narendra Modi stadium prior to that game. In an engaging panel discussion with host Ravi Shastri and England’s victorious captain Eoin Morgan, the 10 captains also discussed their outlooks and goals for the upcoming six weeks.
Australia captain Pat Cummins said:
When India plays Pakistan in a Cricket World Cup, I don’t think there are many occasions around the world when you feel like half the world is turning in to watch. It appears to be one of those times. Even though you aren’t physically participating, you still feel motivated to watch and listen to all the discussions and excitement around the game. So, the fact that it will be held at this stadium is fantastic. More than 100,000 persons are possible.
India captain Rohit Sharma said:
Every leader present wants to achieve something truly unique for their nation, as I have stated from the start. The 50-Over Cricket World Cup is something that is extremely highly valued; as a child, I always imagined competing in it, and I’m sure that all the men in this room also did. One thing I can guarantee—and I’m quite sure everyone already knows this—is that people will enjoy this event here. The stadium will be full with supporters because people in India love cricket just as much as they love their team. But rest agreed with that the tournament will be fantastic.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam said:
“We were shown good hospitality, which was unexpected, but I believe that everyone took pleasure in it based on how they interacted with us. We have been in Hyderabad for a week, so we don’t feel like we are in India; rather, it feels like home. We appreciated it and had a great time. It’s good, and I believe that everyone has a fantastic opportunity to give their all and enjoy the competition.
England captain Jos Buttler said:
The majority of the team has been together since 2015, the beginning of the revolution you stated, and I believe you said that during the game. Young players in England today play a specific way and are committed to maintaining the style, and I believe we all understand that this provides us the best chance of success. Even though we are aware that we will occasionally make mistakes, we have learned to accept this and will keep trying to improve and push beyond our limits. We always want to try and be at the top of that trend as well because other teams will push you and advance it farther.
Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi said:
“Since it was previously announced that we would have a larger audience and more support, we expected the same thing from the fans when they came to the stadium to offer their support. Additionally, we have spinners of very high caliber, and the weather is favorable for us, so they will be with us along with the batting. During this Cricket World Cup, I believe we will show the world that we can bat and play cricket extremely well in Cricket World Cup 2023.
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said:
“I think our preparation has been strong. We are most likely the third or fourth team in the qualifying point system if we consider the four years since the 2019 Cricket World Cup. We’ve done incredibly well as a team, so it’s time for us to deliver a strong performance. The nation is expecting a little bit more from us than what we did previously, but our team is ready.
Netherlands captain Scott Edwards said:
“I believe that every game in this competition will be challenging. However, Pakistan is definitely a very strong team. However, we’re just excited to start this competition for ourselves. That is in Hyderabad against Pakistan.
South Africa captain Temba Bavuma said:
“In my opinion, all of the teams can benefit from that. I wouldn’t really say it’s an advantage for us because many of the opposition organizations have players who have excelled in India and played there. All we could do, in my opinion, is ask the men who possess that expertise and knowledge to share it with the team or apply it to our goals and plans. However, I wouldn’t claim that it is a benefit that is specific to our team.
Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka said:
“Ah, these are exciting times for us. Injuries have caused us a lot of trouble recently, but we also have some solid records to our credit. You already know that we are all excited for the Cricket World Cup. Everyone wants to convey the message that they are here to compete successfully in this competition.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson:
“As you mentioned, you come to another event, and everyone certainly starts from the same position and starts over, and as you move from tournament to tournament, teams change, and opposition conditions change.” For us, focusing on the kind of cricket we want to continue playing offers us the best chance of putting on our best performance. It’s been good to have some enjoyable moments and certainly plenty of different tasks across a number of tournaments in which we’ve participated, but we’re extremely thrilled about the challenges that await us in this one.
And the biggest difference is that, compared to other competitions, it will bring with it a memorable moment in India. Simply put, there are so many people who love and support sports. Therefore, we simply look forward to participating.
Fans can experience the thrill of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 right in their living rooms by watching the panel discussion with the 10 captains on the Star Sports network starting at 19:00 IST today evening.