Shakib tones England – Australia as favorites to win Champions Trophy

As portiere of ICC Champions Trophy has little time to open, surmising the probable favorites and who to win the title is gaining momentum. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সাকিবের বাজিতে ইংল্যান্ড ও অস্ট্রেলিয়া]

Star Bangladesh all – rounder Shakib Al Hasan has opined host England and former world champion Australia will be in an advance position to chase the prestigious ICC tournament title this season than any other teams in the contest.

In an interview, the world number one all – rounder said, “I think England and Australia are most favorites because Australia is the defending champion of the tournament whilst England will take upper hand on account of their home advantage.”

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The intriguing part of Shakib’s statement seems alarming for Bangladesh when both his favorite teams lay grouped with Bangladesh. But Shakib Al Hasan also exhibited his enormous confidence in this regard saying, “We want to perform like the way in this tournament so people would remember Bangladesh for long time afterwards.”

New Zealand is the other team beside Bangladesh, England and Australia in the group.