Gavaskar picks the favourites for 2019 WC
Legendary batsman and commentator Sunil Gavaskar has come to a firm conclusion that England has totally improved a lot after their dismal show at the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. He also added that the hosts are the clear-cut favourites to lift their maiden trophy at home.
He also highlighted that England has been playing fearless brand of cricket, of late. “England have got a very good team; they have got lots of confidence. You have seen them in all the recent matches and they have been playing outstanding cricket,” Reuters quoted 69-year-old Sunil Gavaskar as saying.
The mega World Cup campaign will start from May 30 at Kennington Oval in London as England will start the showpiece event against quality side South Africa.
Eoin Morgan-led Three Lions will enter the marquee as the No.1 ODI team. Since 2018, they have comprehensively thumped the likes of India, New Zealand, and Australia.
“If you go by what has happened in the last couple of World Cups, the host team has won. But, of course, in cricket, anything can happen. While England will start as the favourites, there are other teams that are also playing some good cricket,” Gavaskar added.
After a shocking exit at the previous World Cup tournament, Morgan stressed that they’ve had sorted out their woes. Consistency is a huge boost for England as they have shown fantastic progress to improve their passage of play.
“England are the favourites. Simply because of the way they are playing cricket, the complete turnaround in their cricketing attitude and approach after their disastrous 2015 World Cup,” Gavaskar added in a statement.