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It is obvious that the prediction scenarios will take the boost whenever a major event takes place in the game of cricket. With ICC World Cup 2019 around the corner, the experts picked their favourites for the upcoming grand event. Meanwhile, the latest to join the bandwagon is India’s stylish southpaw, Sourav Ganguly.
So far, the Indian National Cricket Team and the hosts England were thought to be the strong contenders of the ICC World Cup 2019. However, all the teams boosted themselves with fine talents in their ranks to make it really tough to predict.
Of late, the England and Wales Cricket Board got a settled squad in the ODI format with all the departments being covered with the eligible players. The home conditions will also put them as one of the favourites to win the tournament.
Pakistan record in England is brilliant – Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly has been one of the finest cricketers India have ever produced. He made things fall in place for his side more often than not with his astute captaincy and also with his masterclass with the bat.
As per the lines on Hindustan Times, the legendary Indian picked India, England, Australia and Pakistan as the semi-finalists of the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. He gave his explanation for the inclusion of Pakistan in his prediction.
” India, Australia, England and Pakistan are favourites for me. Pakistan’s record in world tournaments in England is remarkable. They won the Champions Trophy two years ago, they won the 2009 World T20 in England,” Sourav Ganguly said.
“Pakistan always play well in England. You see the last game in England. England got 374 and Pakistan just lost by 12 runs. They also beat England in England in Test matches there because of their bowling lineup,” he added.
The tournament begins from May 30 and will be played in England and Wales. While India will be looking for their third title – after success in 1983 (under Kapil Dev’s captaincy) and 2011 (under Mahendra Singh Dhoni); England is hoping to pick up their first silverware.
Well, it would be interesting to see how things would pan out for both countries. As of now, all the teams got balanced squads with few great players in the team.