With the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 fast approaching, cricket enthusiasts around the globe are gearing up for a thrilling spectacle set to take place in India from October 5 to November 19.

The stage is set for an epic showdown, as the tournament is slated to begin with an eagerly awaited clash between England and New Zealand at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This opening fixture promises to reignite memories of the 2019 final, setting the stage for a captivating start to the cricketing extravaganza.

As the countdown to the tournament stands at less than a month, cricketing experts and fans alike have embarked on the exciting task of analyzing and speculating about their preferred squads and identifying the key players to watch out for among the participating teams.

AB de Villiers makes a bold prediction

AB de Villiers, the former South African captain renowned for his explosive batting and cricketing insights, has recently made a noteworthy prediction concerning the upcoming quadrennial event in India. In a video shared on his official YouTube channel, the 39-year-old cricketing legend identified the players he believes will be the top run-scorers in the upcoming World Cup.

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De Villiers emphasized that the leading run-getter in the ODI World Cup would be determined by the form and performance of the players as they head into the tournament.

“It’s a tough one. I am not really sure. There are a lot of guys that can do it. We look at guys who are in form – Babar, Kane Williamson. Obviously, Virat will be up there somewhere along the line. Virat absolutely loves 50-over cricket. His name will be up there for sure,” remarked the Proteas legend when asked about his prediction for the leading run-scorer of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 by one of his fans.

Notably, the 2019 World Cup’s leading run-scorer was Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who amassed a staggering 648 runs in nine matches at an average of 81, including five centuries.

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