AB de Villiers prediction on leading run-scorer of the ODI World Cup 2023, 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 on October 5 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. AB de Villiers prediction on leading run-scorer of the ODI World Cup 2023 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.
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. 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.
AB de Villiers names Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, and Kane Williamson as the top contenders for the leading run-scorer spot ahead of the ODI World Cup. Virat Kohli can be a very destructive batsman once he gets into his groove and his record in home conditions speaks for itself. Babar Azam, on the other hand, mirrors Kohli in many ways and looks in phenomenal form off late after his stellar century against Nepal in the opening match of the Asia Cup. Meanwhile, Kane Williamson is recovering from his injury and is expected to lead New Zealand in the upcoming ODI World Cup
De Villiers Prediction on Four Semi-Finalists:
Previously, De Villiers shared his insights on the four semi-finalists for the marquee event. He picked India, Australia, England, and his home team South Africa, as the four semi-finalists. He said South Africa would be underdogs, and that could be a blessing in disguise for them. Not only did AB de Villiers predict the four semi-finalists, but he also picked two finalists, India and England, backing Rohit Sharma’s Men in Blue to lift the coveted trophy at home just like the 2011 World Cup.
Previous Edition’s Leading Run Getter:
The 2019 World Cup was a memorable campaign for the current Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, who emerged as the highest run-scorer of the tournament with 648 runs under his belt. David Warner trailed only by 1 run behind Rohit Sharma with 647 runs and 2 centuries to his name. However, the game has evolved since the last World Cup edition, with some big names emerging through the ranks in recent times.