ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Brendon McCullum predicts results of group stage
Former New Zealand skipper and destructive batsman Brendon McCullum has released his predictions on the group stage games of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
The biggest cricket festival of International Cricket Council (ICC), ICC Cricket World Cup is on the floors now in England and Wales for its 12th edition. All the fans around the game are pretty much excited and geared for the tournament.
The tournament has started with the campaign opener between England and South Africa where the hosts had a comprehensive win over Proteas. As it is entering into the tournament, former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has released his predictions for the group stage games.
In his prediction, Bazz has said that India and England will dominate the fixtures with 8 wins each while the defending champions, Australia will finish at third with 6 wins. Further he has predicted that four teams will compete for the fourth spot in the likes of New Zealand, Windies, South Africa and Pakistan, where net run rate will play a major role here.
The former Kiwi captain has also said that rain and luck will also have some part in his predicted list. Brendon McCullum has also predicted that Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will end the tournament at the bottom with a win for each.
But there comes the irony as the former New Zealand skipper predicted both Windies and Sri Lanka as the winners of the game between them. However McCullum had a cool reply for that too.
World Cup game by game predictions. 4 teams will fight out the 4th qualifying spot and net run rate will decide who…
Couldn’t split WI v SL so have them both a win! ☺️
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) May 31, 2019