World Cup Chaos:Irfan Pathan's Surprise Semifinal Picks Revealed!
By LetsRock Today
Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan has made bold predictions for the upcoming 2023 Cricket World Cup.
Pathan's predictions for the tournament's four semi-finalists include India, South Africa, England, and Australia, omitting Pakistan, despite their strong contender status.
India has been in impressive form leading up to the World Cup, winning the Asia Cup and an ODI series against Australia.
England has also showcased excellent form, defeating New Zealand in their recent ODI series.
South Africa made a remarkable comeback by winning the series against Australia 3-2 after initially losing the first two games.
Pakistan, in contrast, faced setbacks, failing to reach the Asia Cup final and suffering a significant defeat to India. Star pacer Naseem Shah's injury adds to their challenges.
The 2023 Cricket World Cup begins on October 5, with England taking on New Zealand in Ahmedabad. India's first match is on October 8 against Australia in Chennai, followed by a highly anticipated clash with Pakistan on October 14.
India, looking for their third 50-Over World Cup victory, appears optimistic about winning the title at home, considering their strong preparations and the historical advantage of home teams in recent World Cups.