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Australian great Glenn McGrath picks his favorite team for the World Cup


Australian great fast bowler Glenn McGrath picked India and England as the top picks to win the ICC World Cup 2019. He said that the bowling unit will hold the way to the fortunes of Virat Kohli’s men in the 50-over show-stopper. McGrath likewise said Australia’s ongoing restricted overs series prevails upon India have improved their odds of winning the World Cup which starts on May 30 in England and Wales.

Glenn McGrath at MRF Pace Foundation

“The main two teams will be England and India. England had an extreme time in West Indies and India lost to Australia. Along these lines, the challenge will be more tightly. Australia’s odds have improved after their ODI and T20 prevail upon India,” McGrath, who is chief of instructing at the MRF Pace Foundation here, told correspondents.

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“The way that Australia won the T20 series and ODIs against India in India will help their certainty. With those two (Steve Smith and David Warner) returning, the group will be fortified. Those players were missed amid the Australian summer,” he included.

McGrath said he was not astounded with the “extraordinary” show of Indian pacers during their Australian visit prior this year.

“I was not amazed. They did especially well. They bowled well as a unit and there was no frail connection there. I think the pace they bowled at, the consistency and control, they truly awed me,” said the 49-year-old.

“Ishant (Sharma) is experienced, Bhuvneshwar (Kumar) is your senior bowler and he should bowl well. He is a clever cricketer and afterward (Mohammed) Shami is progressing nicely.

“I was especially awed with Bumrah, he was extraordinary. The manner in which he bowls his yorkers, and if there is some reverse swing, he will be perilous. What’s more, the pace he bowls the yorkers makes him extremely special. Along these lines, the bowlers need to perform if India are to win (the World Cup),” McGrath included.

He also said,”Kohli is a class player. He is effectively a standout amongst the best circumventing now. Before the finish of his profession he will be held up there close by any semblance of Lara and Tendulkar. As a captain and player he is very forceful. He prefers getting associated with the game. For whatever length of time that the feelings don’t run excessively and in the event that he is playing admirably, it is fine. He has developed a great deal and he knows his game.”

“He has the regard of his players. Viewing the manner in which he batted in Australia, the main thing I would have said to the home bowlers is I would have favored them to bowl somewhat short and be progressively forceful when he initially turned out to bat. A ton of times they attempted to swing the ball and in the event that it is full, he is in finished control. There is no undeniable shortcoming in his game. To get him out early is a gigantic reward,” McGrath said

He likewise felt that comrades Steve Smith and David Warner, who were restricted for a year in the wake of the ball tempering embarrassment in South Africa, would do well on their arrival in the IPL for their particular franchises — Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

“I figure Smith and Warner will do well in the IPL subsequent to being out of the game for a year. They played a couple T20 rivalries around the world however they are sharp and hungry. They are prepared to demonstrate they are sufficient to keep playing worldwide cricket,” he said.

McGrath also said the IPL would be a decent readiness for the players in front of the World Cup as it will enable players to get the mentality on the shorter variant of the game.

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