Srinagar: Terming Pakistan an average ODI side, former India spinner Harbhajan Singh has kept Pakistan out of the semifinalists of upcoming ICC World Cup 2023.
Harbhajan picked Australia, India, England, and New Zealand as his semifinalists.
“I hope the match is closely contested (India vs. Australia). Whoever wins the game will become favourites to win the World Cup. Australia is also one of the contenders for the World Cup semifinals, India is another contender for the top four spots, and England is also a contender,” Harbhajan said on his Youtube channel.
“For the remaining one spot, people are saying Pakistan could advance to the semifinals but in the 50-over format, they are just average. They play good cricket in T20Is but my fourth pick would be New Zealand. (India, Australia, England, New Zealand) They are my four semifinalists for the World Cup,” Harbhajan said.
The 2023 ICC Men’s ODI World Cup is set to begin in India from October 5 to November 19, featuring ten teams.