- Cricket legends, like Dale Steyn, are sharing their predictions for the final two teams
- Predictions for the final two teams do not include Pakistan or New Zealand
- Dale Steyn identifies his top five bowlers to watch in the World Cup
The anticipation for the upcoming World Cup is appreciable as cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the tournament’s commencement. With each passing day, excitement continues to build, and fans around the globe are hopeful that their respective teams will shine on the grand stage. Cricket legends from around the world are also joining in on the excitement, sharing their predictions for the teams they believe will reach the final.
One such cricket legend, Dale Steyn, has offered his insights into the ICC World Cup 2023. Interestingly, Steyn’s predictions do not feature Pakistan or New Zealand in the final two teams. This omission is particularly striking given that New Zealand was the runner-up in the last World Cup.
Dale Steyn’s ICC World Cup 2023 Final Predictions: India vs. England:
According to Dale Steyn, the two teams that stand out as potential finalists are India and England. His reasoning behind India’s strong candidacy lies in their familiarity with home conditions. Playing on familiar turf, Steyn believes, gives India a significant advantage in the tournament.
Expanding on his predictions, Steyn expressed a personal desire to see his native team, South Africa, in the final. He pointed out that South African players have gained valuable experience in Indian conditions through their participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Key players such as David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, and Kagiso Rabada have thrived in Indian conditions, offering South Africa a competitive edge. However, Steyn acknowledges that South Africa’s entire team must deliver exceptional performances to reach the finals.
For the second finalist spot, Dale Steyn opted for England. He highlighted England’s impressive all-around performance with both bat and ball as the primary reason for his choice.
Dale Steyn identifies his top five bowlers to watch in the World Cup:
In addition to sharing his finalist predictions, Dale Steyn, a legendary bowler of his generation, also identified his top five bowlers to watch out for in the ICC World Cup. These bowlers, he believes, will play pivotal roles in their respective teams’ campaigns in the tournament.
His selections include:
Mohammed Siraj from India
Kagiso Rabada from South Africa
Shaheen Afridi from Pakistan
Trent Boult from New Zealand
Mark Wood from England