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.
Munaf Patel predicts the winner
Indian team is high on confidence after winning the Asia cup in 2018 followed by the victories in West Indies, Australia and New Zealand ODI series. Former India cricketer and part of India’s 2011 world cup winning squad- Munaf Patel predicted that India are the top contenders going into the 2019 world cup. The “Bharuch express” also lauded his state man Jasprit Bumrah for delivering with the ball for the country. Bumrah is currently the number one ranked bowler in ODI rankings and will be a lethal prospect for India in the world cup.
“Jasprit Bumrah is a quick learner. Thanks to Mumbai Indians for giving him a chance. He learned slower and yorker deliveries from Lasith Malinga in Mumbai Indians and then also worked with Shane Bond and Zaheer Khan. He is a confident guy and is always ready to learn from others,” Patel told Sports Tak in an interview.
Munaf went onto say that India had a strong batting line-up historically but the side has grown as a better bowling line-up in present days.
“India’s batting has always been strong but our bowling has also become very strong now. We have been winning matches and series overseas and that will boost the team’s morale ahead of the World Cup. We have a strong team and that makes us one of the top contenders to win the World Cup,”he added.