With hosts England and India favourites for the World Cup 2019, the fans have equally thrown support behind their respective teams for the mega ICC event. Meanwhile, the much-awaited cricketing carnival will begin on May 30 at Kennington Oval in London when hosts will lock horns with South Africa.

Meanwhile, the No.1 ranked ODI team England has done exceedingly well under Eoin Morgan’s leadership. Similarly, Virat Kohli-led India has delivered attributed with some fascinating performances from the players.

Following the 2015 World Cup debacle, the Three Lions have improved leaps and bounds. Now, they’ve become one of the favourites for the twelfth edition of the ODI showpiece.

India and England firm favourites for the 2019 World Cup:

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England has recently won their warm-up game against Afghanistan by nine wickets. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Concurrently, the teams are partaking in the ongoing warm-up matches. England has lost their opener by 12 runs against Australia, whereas India lost to a much better side New Zealand on a day. The Black Caps have won the game by six wickets. Kane Williamson-led side chased the target of 180 in 37.1 overs at Kennington Oval in London on May 25.

With both teams producing consistent results, former England batsman and veteran Team India southpaw were engaged in an exciting banter on the micro-blogging website – Twitter regarding the possible winner of the marquee ICC event.

The 2011 World Cup-winner Yuvraj has recently shared the promo of the England vs South Africa, the tournament opener which is slated for Thursday (May 30).

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India eyes their third World Cup. Photo Credit: BCCI.

The southpaw has backed India to lift their third title. He captioned the promo video, “There has always been a slip between the ‘cup’ and the lip for #ENG and #SA! Pehla match ye khelenge, but #CricketKaCrown hum #LeJayenge! Have you seen this yet, @KP24 @StarSportsIndia.”

However, in response, Pietersen has named his team as the probable winner at home. He has also added flair in his reply by using hashtags in Hindi.

Here’s the response from Kevin Pietersen

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