World Cup 2023 Captains Day: India will host the tournament, which will get underway on Thursday, October 5. The last game will take place on November 19. At Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, the tournament’s opening game will feature the reigning champions England and New Zealand.
The ‘Captain’s Day’ event took place the day before the ODI World Cup began. All ten team captains took part in the activity. On stage at the time were Temba Bavuma, Babar Azam, Jos Buttler, Kane Williamson, Shakib Al Hasan, Scott Edwards, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Dasun Shanaka, and Pat Cummins. The captains all discussed their World Cup preparations. The pressure of hosting the World Cup, according to Indian captain Rohit Sharma, will be present, but the team is perfectly prepared. Babar Azam lauded India’s hospitality at the same time.
It gives me great pride to lead the Indian squad at the World Cup, according to Rohit Sharma. I am quite happy. But there is a great deal of strain. The pressure is constant, whether you play in India or elsewhere. Although difficult, we are prepared. We are well prepared. I don’t give records much thought. The last three World Cups have been won by the host nation, but we are only focused on our game. We concentrate on one game at a time.
We will play the opening game against Australia in Chennai, continued Rohit. Every team enters the World Cup with high expectations. We must continue to play at a high level. The opening two games are crucial. You must constantly be competitive. We need to maintain our energy so that we can play well.
The message from Rohit Sharma to all teams
All of the captains seated here want to make their country happy, Rohit Sharma said to the leaders of all the teams. Everyone wants to take home the ODI World Cup. I can promise everyone that the Indians will support all of the teams and the stadium will be packed. Indians are huge fans of cricket.
What did Rohit say when the practice match was canceled?
The Indian captain responded to the query about the practice match cancellation by saying, “There wasn’t much loss due to the cancellation of the practice match.” We took two days off. Recently, we’ve played a lot of games. I had hoped to participate in the practice game, but it never happened. It is exhausting to travel the length of India. Our squad is well-rested, and we are ready to go. extremely pumped for the World Cup. The World Cup has been a topic of conversation in India for many months now. Every time a sporting event is planned in the nation, there is debate. It is discussed across the nation, not just in one or two locations. The World Cup is being organized in India after 12 years. People are more excited.
A journalist asked Rohit – Could New Zealand and England have shared the victory? With a chuckle, Rohit responded, “Sir, this is not my job.”
Babar happy with welcome in India
We received a warm welcome in India, stated Babar Azam. We didn’t anticipate this. It’s being enjoyed by all. We don’t really feel like we’re in India in Hyderabad. We experience a sense of being at home. For the World Cup, we are prepared. Our bowling game is strong. Our team has played together for the last three years with the majority of its members. We will get a lot from this.
Every India-Pakistan game is significant: Babar
We are very excited to play against India, Babar stated in reference to the match. Before the game on the 14th, we have two matches to play. It’s usually a major game when India and Pakistan play each other. We are equipped for this.
Babar liked Hyderabad’s biryani
Babar Azam responded, “Ever since we have come to Hyderabad, we are very happy with the way we have been welcomed,” when asked about the greeting and biryani in Hyderabad. From the airport to the hotel, there were a lot of fans there. The stadium was also accessible by spectators. It would have been beneficial if there had been a significant turnout from our viewers. The biryani in Hyderabad is quite good. Eating biryani here felt good.
England will play New Zealand in the opening game.
Starting on Thursday, October 5, India will host the World Cup. The last game will take place on November 19. At Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, the tournament’s opening game will feature the reigning champions England and New Zealand.