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 Australia who are high in confidence after pipping India 3-2 in India and clean sweeping Pakistan 5-0 in United Arab Emirates(UAE). The returning Steve Smith and David Warner will add more strength to the team.
Andrew Flintoff predicts the winner
The former England International predicted the fate of all the participating teams. He opined that India, Australia and hosts England will be make it to the last four of the tournament. Flintoff slammed South Africa for failing to produce results in ICC tournament and termed them as “chokers”.
The 41-year-old further said that New Zealand won’t make it to the semi-finals. “Not giving them much hope, to be honest,” Flintoff said.
Flintoff predicted that Afghanistan will beat a big team in the tournament and also said that Bangladesh will struggle in the English conditions.
Speaking about Sri Lanka, he said that the Asian team is always there with a chance. For Pakistan, Flintoff said that the men in green always do well in ICC tournament.
He predicted that West Indies will have an outside chance in the show-piece event and later said that India and England will play the final where the latter team will knock out the former team to lift the trophy.
Andrew Flintoff’s prediction
Semi-finalists– India, England and Australia