In a recent cricketing revelation, former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden has made a daring prediction for the eventual winner of the Cricket World Cup 2023. The cricketing legend, known for his aggressive batting style during his playing days, shared his insights during a chat with the ICC, sparking discussions among fans and experts alike.
Hayden, a two-time World Cup winner with Australia in 2003 and 2007, expressed his views on the upcoming CWC 2023 final, confidently naming the team he believes will emerge victorious. While acknowledging the competitive nature of the ongoing tournament and the presence of two strong contenders in the summit clash, Hayden firmly named the winning team that, according to him, possesses the right blend of talent, experience and form.
“Great matches and match ups. I believe India will win the World Cup and why they will win the World Cup is because they have the weight of 1.3 billion people behind them. They are playing great cricket. They are playing great cricket under pressure. They are playing cricket where they are very together,” said Hayden.
He added: “Their bowling unit is extremely experienced. Even Siraj as the youngest member of that squad, has now got considerable experience. Kohli’s form I mean, goodness, that’s over 700 runs in this tournament. Rohit’s form. Shubman’s class. Shreyas Iyer’s now absolute resurgence throughout his World Cup. [It] Puts them as undeniable favourites.
“But there’s an x-factor, and that is Australia are winners. We’ve on this tournament more than anyone else in the competition. We’ve won it regularly and boy, here we are again. Going to be one of the great matches and match ups through this World Cup, but my heart tells me that I’d love to see Australia at least compete and win. But I really believe that India have got the edge over every side during this World Cup,” He added.