As the cricketing world is engulfed in the excitement of the ICC Men’s Cricket ODI World Cup 2023, which kicked off in India on October 5 with a clash between England and New Zealand at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, former Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan has made a bold prediction regarding the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament.
The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 features a lineup of ten powerhouse teams, including England, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Netherlands, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka. To add to the grandeur and diversity of the event, matches are set to be held at ten different venues across India, including Delhi, Dharamsala, Lucknow, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad.
Zaheer Khan names his Most Valuable Player of ODI World Cup 2023
Zaheer Khan, known for his astute cricketing insights, has revealed his top pick for the MVP of the World Cup. According to him, Indian bowling sensation Jasprit Bumrah is poised to shine as the tournament’s MVP and even secure the title of leading wicket-taker.
“I would go with Bumrah as he will pick wickets at the start and in the death overs as well,” Zaheer stated in an interview with Cricbuzz.
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“Bumrah would bowl a wicket-taking spell in the middle also. This edition should belong to him, and he will be the leading wicket-taker in this tournament.
“For me, Bumrah will be the MVP,” Zaheer confidently added.
Bumrah’s ability to consistently take wickets in various phases of the game and his remarkable adaptability in challenging conditions make him a prime contender for the MVP title. If Bumrah lives up to the expectations set by Zaheer, cricket fans can look forward to an exhilarating World Cup with the Indian pace spearhead leading the charge.
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