Cricket World Cup 2023: ‘Triumph in India could be England’s crowning glory’

England celebrate wicket v Bangladesh

England beat Bangladesh in their final World Cup warm-up game on Monday
Hosts: India Dates: 5 October-19 November
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After the debate over who they should and shouldn’t pick, England arrive at the World Cup in India with a very good chance.

They have become a successful white-ball outfit – first under Eoin Morgan and now Jos Buttler – and would be most people’s second favourites behind hosts India.

If England go all of the way it would be the crowning glory for this generation of players.

Yes, winning the 2019 World Cup on that incredible day at Lord’s was wonderful, but, in terms of an accomplishment, defending that title in India, without the home support or the familiarity of conditions, really would be special.

England are feared as a team. Opposition bowlers are intimidated, knowing full well the…