ODI World Cup Prediction, Preview, and Odds (2023)
- The 2023 ODI World Cup takes place in India, with the action getting underway in early October
- England come into the tournament as the defending champions
There are few bigger events on the cricket calendar than the ODI World Cup. This year’s event will be staged in India, with the nation hosting the event for the fourth time. England will come into the event as the defending champions, but can they successfully defend the prestigious honor?
Schedule & How To Watch
- When: Thursday, October 5, 2023- Sunday, November 19, 2023
- Where: Various Stadiums, India
- How To Watch: ESPN+
ODI World Cup 2023 Odds
The eyes of the cricketing world will be on India in October and November, as the 2023 ODI World Cup will be staged. The short-form of the game has engrossed viewers from around the world, and the action in the United States has only heightened the interest in the sport. This year’s World Cup promises to be one of the most exciting in recent history, with the race for a top four spot to reach the knockout stage set to be intense.
All ten teams involved in the World Cup will play against each other on one occasion in the group stage, with only the top four progressing through to the semi-final. Therefore, every match in the opening round will be an unmissable showdown, beginning with a rematch of the 2019 final, as England and New Zealand collide on the opening night.
England landed a first win at the World Cup in 2019, as they overcame New Zealand following a dramatic Super Over. The reigning champions look an excellent value play at the current prices, as they are among the best in the world in the short forms of the game. Their chances of victory are also enhanced following the decision of Ben Stokes to come out of retirement. But, there will be pressure on their spin bowlers on the slow wickets in India.
Australia is the most successful nation at the World Cup, having won four of the previous six editions. But, there are questions surrounding key injuries, and the decision to exclude Marnus Labuschagne. India will certainly be a challenging nation to overlook with home advantage. They will be looking for a third win at the event, with their most recent win coming in 2011 when they boasted home-field advantage.
ODI World Cup 2023 Prediction
India are very short in the betting to win the World Cup this year, and I am prepared to take them on. England are well-suited to this short-form game, and that was evident 12 months ago as they eased to T20 World Cup glory. We have confidence that they will successfully defend their title.