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Warne feels Australia will defend the World Cup


Former Australian leg spinner Shane Warne feels that Australia will defend the ICC Cricket World Cup to be played in England and Wales. 

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The mega event ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is inching closer day by day with nearly two months to go. As the tournament comes closer the experts of the game shares their views on who will win the tournament this time.

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Former Australian leg spinner Shane Warne has also joined the list and he feels that the defending champions Australia will defend the World Cup. The former leg spinner is confident that the team will get the old momentum when the banned duo Steve Smith and David Warner return to the national side.

Warne said to Fox Cricket, “Sometimes, having an enforced lay off – like I’m used to, I had 12 months off myself – what that means is you become really fresh. You freshen your mind up, you become hungry again, and realize how important cricket is to you.”

“Have a look at their records. Absolute class, as good as anybody in the world those two players. They’ll walk straight back in, they’ll be hungry. They’ll be a bit nervous in the first few games, but that’ll be good for them. They’ll be excited, and I would expect them to play as good as they always have. That’s why I reckon Australia can win the World Cup,” Warnie further said.

Apart from Australia, Shane Warne has said that India and the hosts England have chances to lift the World Cup.

“But New Zealand will be fine. They’ve got good enough players to get the right balance in their team. They just go under the radar a bit. Everyone talks about other teams but New Zealand always do well,” signed off Warne.

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