India will host the 13th edition of the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 in October and November. Team India adopted an aggressive approach in white-ball cricket to take advantage of the pitch limitations in the first ten overs of the power play. Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes the Men in Blue will be favorites for the ODI World Cup at home later this year.
Indian opener Rohit Sharma And Shubman Gill added 82 runs in the first 10 overs of the third and final ODI between India and New Zealand at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Tuesday, January 24. The hosts got off to a good start as both the openers scored centuries. The match. Rohit Sharma registered his first ODI century in three years, while Gill registered his second century of the series.
India red hot favorite for World Cup – Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan has criticized India’s approach to white-ball cricket many times in the past as “antiquated” cricket. Vaughan believes India are red-hot favorites for the marquee event with their new aggressive approach to ODI cricket. The former England cricketer took to Twitter to express his thoughts after India got off to a flying start in the dead rubber.
“India’s commitment to finally playing ODI cricket in an aggressive manner makes them red hot favorites to win this year’s Men’s World Cup,” Vaughan wrote.
India’s aggressive approach to finally playing ODI cricket has made them red hot favorites to win this year’s Men’s World Cup.. #INDvNZ
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 24, 2023
Earlier, New Zealand captain Tom Latham won the toss and chose to bowl on a small field. They made one change to their XI from the last match, with Jacob Duffy replacing young bowler Henry Shipley. India rested their key bowlers Mohammad Siraj and Mohammad Shami and replaced them with Yuzvendra Chahal and Omran Malik, as the series was already settled.
The Indian openers added 212 runs for the opening wicket and crushed the bowlers around the park. Both batsmen were dismissed after reaching three figures. The Kiwis made a brilliant comeback with the ball, restricting India from 212/0 to 313/6. The middle order batsmen who started hitting the ball from the start failed to cash in on the platform set by the openers.