Cricket World Cup is one of the most awaited sports events. Cricket fans the world over are already starting to look forward to ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The tournament will commence on 30th May 2019 and ten teams will compete with each other to win the coveted title. It is the first Cricket World Cup to feature just ten teams and to boast a format which will see all of them play one another at least once.
What would be your answer if one asks you about your favourite team to win the World Cup 2019?
Yes, it is pretty far, but what if the World Cup, supposes a week from now, what would be your choice? India, probably. they are sure to be the strong favourites one anyone’s mind. However, this edition of the World Cup is taking place in England and there should be a tough competition between 10 teams. All the competing teams have already started to prepare for the event.
There are Only five teams – (West Indies, India, Australia, Pakistan & Sri Lanka) have been able to win the tournament, since its introduction back in 1975.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson, when not wearing the hat of world cricket’s boss, quite obviously chooses Proteas as the favourites to win the 2019 cricket World Cup.
“India is always there, I think they’ve been in the semifinals of almost every event over the last few years. You would be silly not to bet or you would be silly to bet against them,” Richardson makes amends.
Here are the top teams with the best chances of winning the 2019 World Cup.
Currently, India is the most balanced side in the limited overs formats. The Indian team are multiple world champions and most recently captured the crown in 2011. India’s record in ODIs in the last two years has been exceptional. they also have recent experience of winning a global tournament on English soil.
India’s main strength lies in their top order batting. The top three batsmen typically score more than 60% of India’s runs. However, India has three middle-order batting issues that need to be addressed as soon as possible. The bowling is outstanding and you have got some of the finest batsmen.
On Rayudu sealing the number 4 spot had scored 100 in the fourth ODI against West Indies. According to Akash Chopra, it was up to the Indian cricket board (BCCI) to take a call on skipper Kohli’s suggestion to rest his fast bowlers during the IPL in view of the World Cup that follows in close succession.
The pace attack led by Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and all-rounder Hardik Pandya also looks very promising.
There has been much said about Australia’s one-day international players needing to play “their roles”, particularly when batting. Australia is the defending champions and the side which has won the prestigious tournament on five occasions.
A lot has changed since Australia lifted the World Cup back in 2015, most of it not particularly pleasant for the Baggy Green. They have reached the finals in the World Cup for a record seven times, winning five and losing twice – to West Indies in 1975 and to Srilanka in 1996.
It showed that Langer has a huge mountain to climb if they’re going to challenge in England next year, with Australia dropping to sixth in the ICC rankings.
The home side is the favourites to win both competitions and the England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive, Tom Harrison, has declared himself “giddy with excitement” about the “once in a generation opportunity” the coming months represent.
They will go into this year’s Cricket World Cup as one of the favourites, given their form over the last two years, added to the fact they’ll have home advantage.
“Coaches Trevor Bayliss and Paul Farbrace worked out long ago that World Cup-winning teams average at least 60 ODI appearances per player. They have a squad with that experience now, with a range of fantastic skills and immense confidence, and they are astutely led.
South Africa is a pretty good team, in fact, one of the best teams in the cricketing world. The 2019 World Cup is an opportunity for the Proteas to register themselves as a champion side.
In a few months, the Proteas will go head-to-head with the hosts in the inaugural match of the latest edition of cricket’s flagship spectacle.
“There is a lot being said about being positive. The key is having the will to stick with it even when things get tough,” said Gibson.
They never lacked any attribute to be a successful side and played the highest grade of cricket in all three formats.
Pakistan’s team is currently one of the most balanced ODI outfits in the world. Playing in England also makes them one of the strong contenders for the 2019 World Cup. Pakistan has always been known to produce quality pacers. English pitches will help the pace bowling of Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hasan Ali.
Moreover, they defeated India comprehensively in the ICC Champions Trophy Final to lift the cup and prove their prowess.
Now the most important reason, The Micky Arthur. Since Micky has taken over as the couch, Pakistan is a different side. Since his takeover, he sends the team to the difficult tour much before the tour so that team can get used of the condition.