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India favourites to win 2023 ODI World Cup however have to deal with expectations: Kapil Dev

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By India Today Sports Desk: Former India captain Kapil Dev stated that the hosts will enter the ICC World Cup 2023 as clear favourites however the Rohit Sharma-led aspect should handle expectations with a purpose to reclaim the trophy. India will likely be wanting so as to add one other title to their assortment after a 12-year absence through the October 5-November 19 event.

“I don’t know how it will pan out. They are yet to announce the team for the World Cup. India will always enter a tournament as favourites as it has been the case for a long time,” Kapil was quoted as saying by the information company PTI.

“It’s all about how the team comes to terms with the expectations from all sides. We have won a World Cup at home, and I am sure the team, whoever gets selected, can do it again. A World Cup is coming in four years, and I hope the players will be fully prepared,” Kapil added.

Kapil by no means needed to miss a sport resulting from damage in a profession that spanned 131 Tests and 225 ODIs. However, damage breakdowns amongst cricketers have grow to be extra widespread in recent times, regardless of the introduction of recent health ideas.

Jasprit Bumrah, India’s tempo spearhead, has been out for almost a yr and his return remains to be largely unknown. Given the quantity of cricket the gamers play on this period, Kapil believes workload and damage administration must be prioritized.

“My time was different as we hardly played so much cricket. Now, these players are playing some 10 months of cricket. So, managing your body is important to keep away from injuries. Everybody’s body is different and they would require individual plans to preserve their fitness,” stated Kapil, the 1983 World Cup-winning captain.

Kapil belongs to a technology of cricketers who’ve taken satisfaction in giving their all in opposition to the West Indies, a powerhouse staff within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties.