Former India captain MS Dhoni has expressed that the Team India led by Rohit Sharma in the 2023 World Cup is very strong. Although he didn’t directly answer a question about India’s chances of winning the trophy, he indicated that they have the potential to go all the way.
India is the only unbeaten team in the 2023 World Cup. They began with a six-wicket victory over Australia in Chennai and have since won matches against Afghanistan (by 8 wickets), Pakistan (by 7 wickets), Bangladesh (by 7 wickets), and New Zealand (by 4 wickets).
India’s victory against New Zealand marked their first win over them in ICC events since 2003. Many experts believe that Team India is the top choice to win the 2023 World Cup. When questioned about this at an event on Thursday, Dhoni responded:
“It’s a very good team. Bohot accha balance hai team ka. Harlog acha khel rahe hain (The team’s balance is extremely good. All the players are playing well).”
”So everything is looking very good. Isse zyada main kuch nahi bolunga, baaki samajhdaar ko ishara kaafi hai (I won’t say anything more than this. For the wise, the signal is enough).”
India’s upcoming match in the 2023 ODI World Cup is against the defending champions, England, on Sunday at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
In their upcoming matches, India will go up against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on November 2, followed by a match against South Africa at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on November 5.
India’s final group-stage game in the 2023 World Cup is against the Netherlands at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on November 12.
The last World Cup victory for India was achieved under Dhoni’s captaincy
Dhoni has firsthand experience in winning World Cups. He led the Indian team to victory in the 2011 ODI World Cup on home soil.
In the final at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, India chased down a target of 275 against Sri Lanka, winning by six wickets. Dhoni played a pivotal role, scoring an unbeaten 91 runs from 79 balls and was named the Player of the Match.
India made it to the semi-finals in both the 2015 and 2019 World Cups but were defeated by Australia and New Zealand, respectively.