‘Team India Will Not Win ICC World Cup 2023’ Claims Former Sri Lanka Captain. Kumar Sangakkara, a former captain of Sri Lanka, thinks subcontinental teams won’t be the favorites to win the ODI World Cup. The former player claims that since international teams learned how to play spin, cricket has changed.

India will serve as the host nation for the 13th 50-over World Cup in 2023. In 2023, India will host the tournament for the fourth time in its history.

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The ODI World Cup, which will be played between October and November, will not feature any teams from the subcontinent, including Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and India.

Speaking on a Star Sports broadcast, Sangakkara asserted that cricket, which was unheard of even ten years ago, was responsible for spin bowling being more well-known internationally.

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India and Pakistan No Favorites In Subcontinent

“I think cricket’s changed quite a lot since 2011, in those days I would say that in Asian conditions, it favors the subcontinental players. But over the years I think that England, Australia, New Zealand have learnt to play spin a lot better than even the subcontinental sides,” Sangakkara explained.

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“IPL has helped a lot in terms of exposure as well”: Kumar Sangakkara

In addition, Glenn Maxwell and Jonny Bairstow have more alternatives against spin than batsmen from the subcontinent do these days, according to Kumar Sangakkara.

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Kumar Sangakkara (Image Credit: Twitter)

“There are a lot of reverse sweeps, paddle shots, and sweeps, all of these new strokes using their feet. That, I believe, has changed the way we view cricket on the subcontinent. IPL has helped a lot in terms of exposure as well, “Kumar Sangakkara stated on Star Sports.

In the semi-final match of the most recent ODI World Cup, India defeated New Zealand. The team didn’t play many ODIs in 2022 due to a demanding T20 schedule, but they did play matches against Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and Australia prior to the start of the Indian Premier League.

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