WC 2019: Gilchrist backs Australia to post 500-plus total
Australia legendary cricketer Adam Gilchrist is anticipating the upcoming world cup to be a cracker of a contest. He backs his team to become the first to post a 500-plus one-day international score during the World Cup.
With several teams brimming with confidence, there is absolutely no doubt to witness the tremendous hitting power from the respective teams. With the number of the venues being used for the mega event boasting a massive track record of posting huge totals, there is a perfect opportunity for other teams to outsmart England’s record 481 in the coming two months.
The former wicketkeeper-batsman who has been involved in team’s highest total which was posted against South Africa during his cricketing tenure wouldn’t be astonished now to see the 500-mark breached considering the improvisations in the game.
“I reckon it will definitely happen,” Gilchrist told Foxsports.
“Some of the ground sizes over there with fast outfields, there’s every potential that the record score England set against Australia will be broken.
“The effects T20 cricket is having on batsmen’s approach in this day and age, the varying field restrictions and powerplays, it’s all in the batsmen’s favour in that regard so I would expect there will be some really high scoring.”
Adam Gilchrist reckons that Australia can pull off this spectacular feat as the team boasts a fiery top order that includes David Warner, Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell who are capable of doing it.
“If Australia gets themselves into the tournament with a settled line-up and get the confidence levels up, there’s no reason why they can’t do it,” he said.
Australia commence their World Cup campaign on Saturday, June 1 against Afghanistan in Bristol.