Eoin Morgan names India as favourites to win World Cup 2023

Eoin Morgan, the charismatic captain who guided England to their historic World Cup triumph in 2019, is back in the limelight as cricket enthusiasts around the world gear up for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

His leadership and prowess in shorter formats of the game have made him a cricketing legend, and his recent comments have added a thrilling dimension to the upcoming tournament.

Morgan's insights into the competition have piqued the interest of cricket fans and experts alike. In a recent media interaction, he shared his thoughts on the teams likely to shine in the tournament, lending his profound cricketing wisdom to the discussion.

He placed India at the top of his list to win ODI World Cup 2023, ahead of his own nation, England, traditionally considered a formidable contender in global cricket tournaments.

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In his candid assessment, Morgan stated, “India on home soil are the favorites,” a statement that reverberated through the cricketing community.

While England has maintained its status as a powerhouse in limited-overs cricket, Morgan's objective evaluation acknowledged India's strength on their home turf.

Eoin Morgan calls England second favourites to win ODI World Cup 2023

Morgan emphasized his belief in England's capabilities as well, rating them as second favorites, but only just. He acknowledged, “England are a very good team. I will rate them second favourites after India but only just. India on home soil is the favourite and are a very good team.”

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When asked to name his top four teams for the competition, Morgan included India, England, Australia, and Pakistan as the contenders poised to lift the prestigious trophy.

He stated, “If you ask me to pick my best four, I will add Australia and Pakistan to the mix. With the matches spread across all parts of the country, it will be a real Test, and these four teams have the maximum depth and versatility.”

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Morgan also praised Rohit Sharma's ability to dominate while anchoring an innings, describing him as a “game-changer” known for his consistency across various pitches and conditions.

He also commended Virat Kohli's leadership and aggressive batting style, emphasizing how Kohli's passion and commitment can uplift the entire team.

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Eoin Morgan's decision to place India ahead of England in his predictions reflects the evolving landscape of international cricket, where teams like India have ascended to prominence.

As the countdown to the World Cup continues, cricket fans eagerly await the spectacle that promises thrilling contests and unforgettable moments.

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