by: Atika Mehboob TN Sport Pakistan:
At the recent launch ceremony of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) season 9, Ellyse Perry, an all-rounder for the Australian women’s team, exuded confidence in her team’s chances at the ICC World Cup 2023. Perry opined that Australia stands as the favourite not only for the match against Pakistan in Bengaluru but also to clinch the overall World Cup title.
In contrast, Alana King of the Perth Scorchers painted a more competitive picture of the tournament’s landscape. She spotlighted India and Pakistan as strong challengers. “The World Cup promises to be a close contest. Predicting the top four is challenging, but India seems particularly formidable. While Pakistan will undoubtedly be tough to overcome, Australia will have their work cut out to reach the semi-finals. As someone of Indian heritage, I’m torn. I’d love to see Australia in the final, but my gut says India might just make it,” commented King.
Currently, India tops the points table with three wins, while Pakistan is in fourth place with two victories and a defeat. Interestingly, Australia, with its impressive record of five World Cup titles, is currently trailing at the bottom of the standings.