The eagerly anticipated ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 is now just a matter of weeks away, with the tournament set to commence on October 5. This edition is historic as it marks the first time India is solely responsible for hosting this esteemed global event.

The inaugural match promises a clash of titans, pitting the defending champions, England, against the 2019 ODI World Cup runners-up, New Zealand.

Cricket enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await this thrilling tournament to begin as it sets the stage for what promises to be more then a month-long spectacle of top-tier cricketing action.

As the excitement for the World Cup continues, numerous veteran cricketers, pundits, and experts have begun sharing their predictions and naming their favourite teams to clinch the coveted World Cup trophy.

Former Sri Lankan player Kumar Sangakkara has also opened up on the upcoming multi-nation tournament and named his top two favourites to win the trophy.

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‘I think England and India are going to be top favourites’: Kumar Sangakkara

Sangakkara was present at the fourth ODI between England and New Zealand and was involved in a discussion with former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Doull and ex-England skipper Eoin Morgan.

The former Sri Lankan skipper mentioned India and England as his top favourites for the World Cup 2023. He also praised Sri Lanka for their performance in the Asia Cup.

“I think England and India are going to be top favourites…I saw Sri Lanka play the last game and how they played throughout the Asia Cup, so they could be challenging for a playoff position…once you’re in the playoffs, you’re a game away. You have a good day, you could be in the final” the 45-year-old said on Sky Sports cricket.

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