The clock is ticking and ICC’S Cricket World Cup 2019 is coming closer. The excitement of cricket’s fan all around the globe is high. All the countries are busy practicing hard. Almost every country has prepared its balance team.
ICC Cricket Cricket World Cup is one of the most awaited sports events of 2019. World Cup has always been the exciting tournaments, no doubt. The tournament will commence on 30th May 2019. After Qualification Round finally 10 teams will compete with each other to win the coveted title. Without a doubt, many talented players will win the matches with their skills. But maintain that high-intensity in this tournament is a different thing.
It is always hard to predict who will be the winner. Especially if you had a team like Pakistan or West Indies who player either best or very worst. But still, there are 5 top teams those who have high chances of winning. All of the data is according to experts.
They are considered as one of the most unpredictable teams in the competition. They are one of the most balanced teams carrying good potential. Plus after defeating India in Champions Trophy 2017 final they have proved the world their power. Playing in England also makes them one of the strong contenders for the 2019 World Cup.
Pakistan also has good experience on English Pitches which make them totally destructive side. Since the past 11 years, England has been lucky for this side. From winning, T20 WorldCup in 2009 to winning Champion Trophy has fully used English pitches. Pacers like Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi will take full advantage of these pitches. They have abilities to sustain their full potential in the World Cup.
4. SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa is always a team that started as favorites but in the end loses the tournament. They always win the tournament between two World Cup and loose at the end. This side has produced some of the legends of the game like AB de Villiers, Shaun Pollock, Jacques Kallis and many more but they all have failed to emerge as champion in World Cup.
This 2019 World Cup is an opportunity for the Proteas to register themselves as a champion side. The batting order consisting of
Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, and JP Duminy are enough to destroy any bowling unit. The South African pace bowlers like Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, and Chris Morris will enjoy bowling in English conditions and pitches. But, the thing that will cause issue will be the absence of AB de Villiers as he is been retired from international cricket
And, lets finally talk about our defending champions. No team has not won many titles as they have, 5 World Cup. The team didn’t have a great season in 2018 plus having controversies on their main batsmen. However, they proved their competence by defeating India and Pakistan away from home in the recently concluded series in 2019.
With having such an explosive line-up they can demolish any bowling unit. Having batsmen like Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb plus Steve Smith and David Warner are back in the squad, creates the perfect balance and are enough to destroy are bowling line. Aron Finch and Glen Maxwell, both were in tremendous form in previous against Pakistan. Plus destructive form David Warner in IPL 2019 is sure good news for Australian Squad.
Lets talk about their bowlers, they are also in good form. Having bowlers like Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and more will be an absolute advantage to the Australian side. Almost all of them have potential to show match-winning performance.
It is not a doubt that Australian love pace pitches and English pitches are all about fast bowling. So by this analysis, they will of the most dangerous site in the competition. With their current form in International, they will surely reach the finals easily if everything will fine.
Let’s talk about the most balanced squad of the format. Continuous victory in the Asian Cup and then against West Indies are enough to tell the world why they are strong contenders. India seemed to have one of their most successful runs both on home and foreign soils. And also have good form on foreign soil will surely give them boost.
India’s batting is always being the strongest factor for their win since from very long time. After a very good season in IPL 2019 their openers Rohit Sharma and Shikar Dhawan are in tremendous form. They both are one of the most premium openers of the world with a combined Average of 45.41. And then comes to the skipper, Virat Kohli who is no doubt is the greatest batsman of our generation with a career average just short of 60. The experience and skill of MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, and Kedar Jadhav bring an enormous amount of strength and depth in batting for India. Middle over for this side is always been the strongest point but still, if they want to be a tough contender they must solve their 4th number problem. There are rumors that KL Rahul may perform.
With spinners like Kuldeep Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav will give them a huge advantage. Indian cricket has also upper hand as their death overs bowling concern with the emergence of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Many experts are considering them as favorites plus also have home advantages. The English Team has peaked at the right time just before the World Cup. They have developed into an exceptional cricket team with amazing match-winning cricketing talents. They’ve had a bunch of cricketers emerging onto the grand stage in the last few years.
In batting unit, they have batsmen like Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan which can provide strength to the batting line-up. Plus also they have exceptional talent, Joe Root. Players like Bairstow and Jos Buttler are in superb form since after IPL 2019 and with the current 101* for Jos Buttler against Pakistan will sure cause trouble for other competitors. Moreover, they have outstanding all-rounders like Moeen Ali and Ben strokes.
The English line-up also consists of pacers like Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood, and Liam Plunkett. They can be trouble for any batting unit. Moreover, they have spinners like Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali to provide the spin options to the captain.
With such a balanced team and having home advantages unit make them most trustable, a favorite squad of the competition without any doubt. They have all the necessary experience and capability to win the World Cup.