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Ganguly picks semifinalists for WC 2019


With the summer’s showpiece event is just around a month away, all contestants have announced 15-man squads for the World Cup, in what will be one heck of a competition without the shadow of any doubt. Former skipper Sourav Ganguly who steered India to 2003 World Cup final has now come up with his own prediction of the teams that will make it to the semi-finals of the tournament.

Ganguly picks semifinalists for WC 2019
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According to Prince of Kolkata, team India’s current strength makes them “strong favourites” going into any competition and Ganguly picked India as one of the teams that will make it to the semis. Besides India, the other three teams that will end up in semis are Australia, England and Pakistan.

“My pick for the four semifinalists spot would be India, Australia, England and Pakistan. India are one of the title-contenders of course,” Ganguly told PTI in an interview.

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India are favourites in any tournament: Ganguly

“It’s going to be one of the most keenly contested World Cups. Indian team is so strong that in any tournament they will be favourites. This World Cup will probably be the best format. The best four teams will reach the semi-finals playing all the teams. There are no easy teams,” added Ganguly.

In the marquee event, 10 teams will be competing in the ODI cricket in a round robin format where every team plays each other before the semifinals.

Kuldeep Yadav might be struggling to keep his momentum going in IPL as he picked just four wickets in 9 games but according to Ganguly, this will not affect his performance in the World Cup. “He will get wickets in the World Cup, don’t worry. He’s a superb bowler,” Ganguly said.

Ganguly is now playing a significant role in Delhi Capitals’ resurgence in search of franchise’s first IPL title. “I don’t see the challenges as tough, I just find a way to try and make it work. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. It’s a great honour to help these players and turn around a team which has not done well in the past,” the Delhi Capitals advisor said.

Delhi Capitals are currently placed second behind Chennai Super Kings on the points table and they need just one win from three matches to seal their playoff berth.

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