March 23, 2019
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2019 Cricket World Cup Cricket News

Dean Jones feels this lower ranked team can win the 2019 world cup

The build to the upcoming cricket world cup has allready started with all the 10 participating teams making sure that they get the right combination before the start of the marquee event. The world cup will get underway from May 30 and will continue till July 14.

England are the firm favourites to lift the trophy, however some experts claim India to be a force to reckon with alongside Pakistan, who will be high in confidence after triumph in 2017 champions trophy in English conditions.

England disappointed in the 2011 and 2015 edition of the world cup where they were eliminated from the group stage owing to defeats against the minnows. The selectors and team management entrusted the young guns to the job after the 2015 world cup and results started reflecting thereafter. The Three Lions are now the top ranked ODI team followed by India at number two.

The men in blue have played consistent cricket from the 2015 world cup and this can be understood by the fact that they have won the most games in ODI cricket since 2015.

Interesting pick by Dean Jones

Former Australia cricketer turned commentator Dean Jones backed Australia to retain the title and win the 6th world cup title. The men in yellow are not in the best of form in the limited overs format with the young guns failing to do justice to the legacy that the Australian team has established in the past. They are currently ranked number six in the ODI rankings.

“We have to firmly believe we can win,” Jones wrote in a column for The Age. “And that’s the kicker. Belief is everything to winning World Cups. The right attitude is that no matter what the opposition has in store for us, we have an answer.”

Jones backed experienced batsmen- Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh to be the fab four of the team and deliver on the consistent basis.

“Our best option (for the top-order) is Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shaun Marsh and Steve Smith. These four men can win games off their own bat,”

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