Cricket world cup 2023 has kick started in style. And as far, there has really been no major upsets. As we move ahead in the competition, we can expect some close finishes. The top 4 teams of world cup 2023 may well be decided on run rate. That’s why teams have been trying hard to get convincing wins against opponents such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Netherlands.
These teams may not be the favorites to win the competition but they have enough match winners to turn a game on its head.
Cricket World Cup 2023 Review
There’s a lot of talk about who will be the top four teams in this cricket World Cup 2023.
Surprisingly, one team that is in most people’s top 4 is England.
This is really surprising for me particularly after watching the first match of the world cup.
England looks like a very ordinary team in this world. Whether it’s batting or bowling, they really lack the depth. The absence of Ben stokes has added to the worries of the English team.
Picking an unfit player is never a great thing for any team.
It seems that England want to keep their ace all rounder fresh for the later part of the tournament. But that might not work as it will be too late to make any impact on the tournament.
The absence of Ben stokes is not the only worry for England team, their bowling looks very ordinary as well.
The spin department in particular has looked very impressive. They should have included a left arm spin option. The form of Adil Rashid is a major concern as well
Comming to the batting department, there is not much here as well. Everyone seems batting one position up. And there are too many all-rounders in the team. This middle amd lower order will not work against a quality spin attack.
The form of Harry Brook and Liam Livingstone in Indian questions is also a big question.
Top 4 Teams of World Cup 2023
In my top 4, I will have India, Pakistan, South Africa and New Zealand
South Africa and New Zealand both look in hot form. They are almost certain to make to the semifinals. Apart from that Pakistan still has a very strong chanceto make it to the top five.
The absence of Australia from top 4 may be a surprise to some. But it is no surprise to me.
Australia is another team that looks very uncertain. The experiment of Mitchell Marsh at the top doesn’t make any sense. Also, they are unsure about the middle order. Marnus who was not even in the squad is now the mainstay of their middle order. There are too many uncertainties with this squad that’s possibly the reason why they are struggling in the tournament
Best Team of Cricket World Cup 2023
At this time India looks as the favorite to win the competition. But in knockout games, we may be in for a big surprise.
With dew around in the second innings, the results may well be decided by the toss. Team’s 2nd have a clear advantage in the competition. Pakistan, New Zealand, and South Africa have a strong middle order that is in form.
The toss may be a huge advantage in these conditions and a deciding factor in the result.