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.
Sourav Ganguly makes a prediction
The former India captain opined that his home side- India are the firm favourites to lift this year’s world cup. The “Prince of Kolkata” went onto say that the men in blue are in best possible shape to win the show piece event that takes place in England and Wales from 30th May.
“India are favourites, they have played good cricket for the last 6-7 months, they are very prepared for the World Cup,” Ganguly said.
“This is the best possible team, all of them have performed and that’s why they are in the squad,” he added.
Indian team led by Virat Kohli will next feature in the T20 and ODI series against Australia which will be their last bilateral series before the start of the world cup.