The legend of South Africa believes that overcoming pressure can help India’s chances at CWC23.

The South African batting sensation India has a strong squad, but their only concern is hosting the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

India recently announced their squad for the upcoming Cricket World Cup. The Rohit Sharma-led team features a number of experienced players and appears to be a strong side on paper.

However, given India’s victory in their last home World Cup in 2011, the hosts will be under intense pressure to reclaim the coveted trophy.

Former South African great AB de Villiers, who has seen Indian cricket up close in recent years, discussed the team’s prospects on his YouTube channel. He was concerned that, despite having a strong squad, the pressure of a home World Cup would be too much for the Men in Blue.

“I believe India’s squad is incredible, extremely strong.” “Captain Rohit, vice-captain Hardik Panday,” de Villiers said. “My only concern for India is playing at home.” They won the last time they played in India. There will be a lot of pressure. That is the only significant impediment in my opinion.

But if they can keep it under control, he believes they will fare well in the tournament.

“But don’t be afraid. And that is precisely the word I am referring to. Forget about national pressure; you have no control over that. Control what you have control over. I’m looking for fearlessness in the Indian team. If they can do that, they’ll go far and most likely win the trophy.”

Suryakumar Yadav, a member of India’s squad, will play a role in the middle order.

Suryakumar’s ODI performance has been a mystery. While he adapted well to the T20I format, his ODI numbers have been disappointing. In the format, Mumbai’s batter averages 24.33.

Suryakumar, according to De Villiers, only needed a small mental shift to crack the ODI code.

“I am relieved and delighted to see SKY in the World Cup squad.” You already know how much I admire Suryakumar. He plays similarly to how I used to play, but he hasn’t cracked it yet in ODIs.

“It’s just a tiny little mind switch he needs to make, and he has all the ability and capabilities he needs to do it.” I hope he gets this chance during the World Cup. I’m not sure yet [if that will happen]. Given the composition of the Indian squad, he may not play. However, the World Cup is a lengthy competition. So let us see what happens.”

India will play two warm-up games against England and the Netherlands before the World Cup, which begins on October 8 against Australia.