The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is now in full swing, and all 10 team captains met up at the impressive Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to kick off the cricket tournament. We’re in for a treat with 48 exciting matches happening at top-notch venues over the next 45 days.
The tournament got underway with a bang as England faced New Zealand in a much-anticipated opening match, which was a rematch of the 2019 Final. It set the tone for what’s promising to be an unforgettable World Cup.
Before the first game, there was a cool moment as a famous photographer snapped the official ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 picture at the iconic stadium. That picture is going to be remembered by cricket fans everywhere.
In a chat before the tournament, the 10 captains shared their thoughts and excitement for the upcoming six weeks of intense cricket. You could feel their passion and determination as they looked forward to representing their countries on this big stage.
Australia’s captain, Pat Cummins, talked about the huge appeal of a match between India and Pakistan, saying it’s one of those moments when you want to watch and hear all about it.
India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, spoke about his lifelong dream of winning the World Cup and how Indian fans would fill the stadium with their enthusiasm.
Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, thanked India for their warm welcome and said it’s a golden chance for all teams to give their best.
England’s captain, Jos Buttler, discussed their team’s aggressive style of play, even if they make mistakes.
Each captain had their own unique take on their team’s hopes. Afghanistan’s Hashmatullah Shahidi believed in their spinners and batting making a statement, while Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan expressed confidence in their preparations.
Netherlands’ captain, Scott Edwards, acknowledged facing Pakistan would be tough but was eager to start. South Africa’s Temba Bavuma recognized the experience of some players in India could help their strategies.
Sri Lanka’s captain, Dasun Shanaka, expressed excitement despite recent injuries, and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson looked forward to the unique challenges and huge support in cricket-loving India.
As the captains shared their thoughts, fans tuned in to the chat via the Star Sports network, bringing the excitement of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 right into their homes. With cricket passion running high and fierce competition ahead, the world is in for an amazing cricket spectacle over the next 45 days.