ICC World Cup 2019: Jason Gillespie Picks His ”Favourites” And ”Dark Horse”
So the 2019 World Cup vibes are already taking its boost across the globe. There is no press conference or an interview without questions regarding the 2019 ICC World Cup. Much to the same, Jason Gillespie was also asked to pick the favourites for the upcoming grand tournament.
The prestigious competition is just eight months away to get underway. This time, it will be a ten-team affair, and all teams participating in the event will face each other at least once.
All the top eight nations and the finalists in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Windies and Afghanistan will join the most significant event in the game of the cricket, which is scheduled to play in England and Wales.
England is favourite:
Meanwhile, Jason Gillespie feels England has got a great chance to win the mega event for the first in history. Furthermore, Bell has also placed his bet on his home side Australia who have got the required ingredients in them to push for a victory.
“There’s been a lot of talk of England being favourites and playing at home and I certainly think they deserve that tag. They’ve played some wonderful 50-over cricket. They’ve been really innovative and shown a lot of aggression with bat and ball, they’ve been really dynamic in the field,” Gillespie told EspnCricinfo.
I would love to see England-Australia final – Jason Gillespie
Despite the troubles in the recent past, Jason Gillespie wants his side Australia to reach the final of the tournament with opponents being their rivals England, who will be the hosts of the tournament.
“I think it will just be managing the expectations in England. Personally, selfishly, I’d love to see an England – Australia final at Lord’s. I think it would be an amazing spectacle,” the former Aussie pacer added.
In the series against Indian National Cricket Team and Pakistan, Australia found their nick back. They won the back-to-back ODI series and will get the boost of David Warner and Steven Smith in the grand event.
“Every other team in this World Cup knows that Australia know how to win World Cups. “That is something that will be in every other country’s mind, that Australia – while they might not be seen as favourites – they know how to win World Cups. So for me, I think Australia are very much a dark horse and I wouldn’t write them off, that’s for sure,” Gillespie said.
Well, it would be interesting to see how things would pan out in England next year. Hopefully, as Jason quoted, an exciting 2019 World Cup would be waiting for the cricket fanatics.
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