"Utter nonsense": Vaughan shares his thoughts on India being "favourites" to win ODI World Cup 2023

Vaughan believes that Jos Buttler-led English team will be favourites for the 2023 World in India.

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 15 November 2022 08:25 PM


The Indian men’s cricket team have been under constant scrutiny since their exit in the semi-finals of the recently concluded T20 World Cup in Australia. The defeat wasn’t just the only issue for the criticism as cricketing experts were calling out their manner of defeat after suffering a 10-wicket defeat. 

Adding on to these criticisms, former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that considering India as a favourite would be ‘utter nonsense.’ Further, he believes that the Jos Buttler-led English team will be favourites for the 2023 World in India. 

While writing in the Daily Telegraph, Vaughan said, "The next big ticket is to win the 50 over World Cup in India next year. They have good spin options and you have to put them down as favourites for that tournament as well."

"When the tournament starts people will have India as favourites on home soil. Utter nonsense. England will be the team to beat without any question and that is going to be the case for a few more years to come," he added.

Notably, India was the winner of the last ODI World Cup which was held in the Indian Subcontinent in 2011. But since then, they have failed to win any World Cup. Their last ICC trophy was nearly a decade ago when MS Dhoni’s team won the Champions Trophy title in 2013.

Michael Vaughan praised the English Board and the team for the approach over the last five years where they have transformed into one of the best white-ball teams in the world.

He wrote: "This group of England white ball players is extraordinary and for once English cricket has a trendsetting team the rest of the world should emulate.”

"How are England going about their business? What do they do? If I was in charge of Australia I would be all over Mike Hussey, who was a specialist batting coach with England at this tournament and asking what they do behind the scenes. If I was running Indian cricket I would swallow my pride and look at England for inspiration," he stated.


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