Ever since the start of the world cup, there has been a wide debate over the most balanced side of the tournament. To make this easier for the viewers and cricket fans, former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has revealed the most balanced side of World Cup 2019.
During the commentary of England vs Afghanistan game, a twitter user asked about the most balanced side of the world cup to which Chopra replied with “Australia”.
“We can’t take Australia lightly. Because their batting comprise of Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Usman Khwaja and then Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis and then their bowling and especially their pace battery is the best in the world cup. Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and whether they play Nathan Coulter Nile, Kane Richardson, Jason Beherendorff and they also have Adam Zampa in the spin department. So in my opinion, Australia is also a big team,” Chopra said.
Defending champions Australia started their campaign against minnows Afghanistan and emerged victorious by 7 wickets. They next thumped a dangerous looking West Indies by 15 runs but lost their third match to India by 36 runs. They followed it up with a win against Pakistan and Sri Lanka by 41 and 87 runs respectively and scored over 300 runs against both the teams.
They will next face the challenge from a determined Bangladesh team on Thursday at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Australia is currently at the number two spot in the points table with eight points in five games.