In 2019, England managed to rewrite the history by winning the ODI World cup for the first time. The inaugural tournament was played in 1975 and 12 World Cup Tournaments have been played since then. West Indies won the first 2 World Cups in 1975 and 1979. India have also emerged champions twice in 1983 and 2011. Australia have won the World Cup maximum 5 times in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015. Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and England have won the competition once in 1992, 1996, and 2019 respectively. India is all set to host the next ODI World Cup 2023. While there is still a lot of time left in the tournament, let’s try to predict who will win the next ODI World Cup 2023?
At first, let’s try to take a look at the biggest contenders for the next ODI World Cup.
India – 2-time champions and the host of the 2023 World Cup, India will enter the competition as the favorites. Who can forget how India won the 2011 World Cup at their soil and they would be looking to repeat the feat. The biggest India have going to the 2023 World cup they already have the core team ready. Barring any serious injury to any player, they have their playing 11 finalized. Virat Kohli & Co. would be eager to get their hands on the most coveted trophy in the game of cricket.
Australia – No matter how bad an Australian team is playing prior to the World Cup, you can not write them off in the World Cup. Australia are 5-time champions and they know how to win the competition. Australia have assembled one of the best bowling attacks in the world. They also have their top order sorted but they have at least 2 spots to finalize in the middle-order. If they can sort that out they would be a huge threat.
England – The agressive brand of cricket has done wonders for England. The new-look English side has taken the World Cricket by storm. They managed to win the World Cup 2019 and they would be looking to defend their title at the ODI World Cup 2023 as well. While their batting looks almost sorted, they have to find good options in the bowling department to defend their title.
New Zealand – The Blackcaps have been unlucky in the past 2 World Cups, specifically in 2019. New Zealand have reached the World Cup final twice in the last 2 competitions. While they lost to Australia in 2015, they were unlucky to lose to England in 2019. New Zealand lost to England on the basis of the boundaries scored after a tie in the Super Over. The Blackcaps would be eager to get one better this time around to emerge the winners.
Other than above-mentioned teams, Pakistan could emerge the dark horses as they are used to playing in the sub-continent conditions. South Africa is also going in the right direction in building their team for the future. However, as per our Today Match Prediction, India is likely to win the next ODI World Cup 2023.