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.
Jason Gillespie predicts the winner of 2019 world cup
Meanwhile former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie has donned the prediction hat and said that India and hosts England are the firm favourites to lift the cricket world cup of 2019.
Gillespie who is currently coaching Adelaide Strikers in Big Bash League asserted that the Indian bowling attack has proved to be a lethal asset for the men in blue. He was impressed with the way Indian bowling line up has shaped up despite the absence of Jasprit Bumrah from the squad.
“I think the Indian attack is well balanced. Bumrah has been rested for obvious reason but their attack is still quite good. Everyone offers different things, and you add Bumrah to it, so they are well placed to mount a challenge for the World Cup.
“I think England are the obvious favourites, but India won’t be far behind,” Gillespie was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
He further said that he was highly impressed with the braced front leg action of Jasprit Bumrah. “His action does stand out. It is a braced front leg, delayed bowling arm action. It gets you to the crease quickly and delivers that sling shot. It is what generates his pace,” he said.
The 43-years-old went onto say that a low-lying Australia can do some extraordinary things in the world cup if their youngsters step up to do the job for the Kangaroos.