Irfan Pathan Picks His Four Semi Finalists Of ICC World Cup 2023

Updated - 25 Sep 2023, 07:55 PM

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Former Indian pacer Irfan Pathan has named his top four teams for ICC World Cup 2023. Irfan Pathan picked India in the No. 1 spot on his list. ICC World Cup 2023 is set to commence on October 5 in India.

A total of 10 teams are part of the tournament. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England, and the Netherlands are the 10 teams that will lock horns in the tournament.

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Irfan Pathan Names His Top Four Teams For ICC World Cup 2023

On Monday, cricketer-turned-commentator Irfan Pathan took to X to reveal his top four teams for ICC World Cup 2023. Irfan Pathan has picked India, South Africa, England, and Australia as his top four teams for the ICC World Cup 2023. Have a look at his tweet below.


India is the host of the tournament and has won ODI World titles twice in the 2011 and 1983 editions. South Africa has never won any ODI World Cup titles in the past.

England is the defending champions of the tournament, who won the trophy in the previous edition in 2019. Australia accounts for most ICC ODI World Cup titles. They won the trophy in five editions- 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015.

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Notably, Irfan Pathan has picked only one Asian team in his list in the form of India. Asian teams are quite dominating when playing in the Asian sub-continent. Other than India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan are four other Asian teams in the ICC World Cup 2023.

England And New Zealand To Lock Horns In Tournament Opener

In the ICC World Cup 2023 opener, England and New Zealand will lock horns with each other at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. India will play their opening match against Australia on October 8.

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The tournament will be played in a round-robin format. Hence, each team will face the other teams once. The top four teams after the league stage will qualify for the semi-finals. The winners of the two semis will wrestle in the final. The ICC World Cup 2023 final takes place on November 19.


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