Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has predicted that the following four teams will reach the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup 2023 to be held in India:
- New Zealand
Tendulkar made the predictions during the ICC Review event, where he was carrying the trophy on the field to kick off the auspicious event.
Tendulkar said that India has a very, very good, balanced team, while England has been playing very well in the last few years. He also noted that Australia and New Zealand are always dangerous teams in World Cups.
For Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma is the clear favorite to be the top player of the tournament. He said that Sharma is in the form of his life and will be a key player for India in the World Cup.
It is important to note that Tendulkar’s predictions are based on the current form of the teams and the players. However, the Cricket World Cup is a long and unpredictable tournament, and anything can happen.
Sachin Tendulkar predicts Teams for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 semi-finalists
“It was a surreal experience to carry that trophy out on the field," Sachin Tendulkar said.
“We ended up playing here, a quarter-final against Australia, and that night was a special night for us. To come back here, same stadium, 12 years down the line…
“Something nice has happened actually. Before 2011, no host nation had won the tournament. Post that, all home nations have won. India’s hosting so, keeping those fingers crossed.”
Sachin Tendulkar also mentioned how 10 captains are preparing for the World Cup behind the scenes for CWC23.
“I hope so, because our team is playing good cricket, and if the team continues to keep things simple and stick to basics, they have the ammunition," Tendulkar said.
“We’ve got strong batting line-up, a very good all-round bowling attack, we have good balance.”
Sachin Tendulkar feels that the host nation will make the semi-finals out of the four teams.
“India without any doubt. We have a very, very good, balanced team," Tendulkar told Tanvi Shah, ICC’s Digital Insider.
“So is the case with Australia, I feel they have a balanced team.
“The third one I would say would be England. England again are a very strong team, a combination of experience and some new faces.
“My fourth team would be New Zealand. They have played the finals in 2015 and 2019. If you look at their track record, New Zealand in world championships have always done well and I see them getting to the semis.”