“Who will win the ICC World Cup 2019?”- the captains reveal their choices
The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 is knocking at the door. Ahead of the World Cup, Captains of all ten teams meet the press one week before tournament starts with the match between England and South Africa on May 30. The Film Shed in London’s trendy east end hosted the captain’s media launch of the 2019 tournament on Thursday afternoon. It was asked to the captains that who will win this year’s World Cup and all the captains shared their opinions. But each and every captain agreed at one point that this will be one of the most challenging and competitive World Cup.
Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladesh Captain
“We have an incredible group of young boys, a great blend of seniors and youngsters going ahead. Cricket is a game that anybody on their day can beat anyone. In the event that we begin well we can hold tight. We are certain that we can go well, however a lot relies upon the beginning.”
Aaron Finch, Australia Captain
“It’s a decent question, I think, England have been in incredible form in the course of the most recent few years and alongside India, they’ve likely been the standout performers. So you’d need to state England are unquestionably the top choices.
I believe it’s significant that a portion of our folks have that World Cup understanding and having, I think, six players who have been a piece of a winning World Cup will hold us in great stead going ahead, ideally. But it’s a different tournament and, when you get out and begin playing, the pressure dominates. So it’ll be an extraordinary competition.”
Eoin Morgan, England captain
“I don’t think anybody is head and shoulders above any other person. These are the ten best teams in the world, it will be phenomenally competitive and some quality cricket will be played so we are truly looking forward to it.
Each skipper staying here would lose their left leg to play in a World Cup final at the home of cricket. It’s something all of us would have longed for as a child. We are as best arranged as we can be. We simply need to play that first game now. Obviously being at home will be a factor. It’s called home advantage which is as it should be. We get the chance to invest a great deal of time in our own beds, we’ll see a lot of our families, and get the opportunity to plan like we have accomplished for various years now. In any case, England’s an extraordinary spot to come and play cricket, if you ask any of these folks or any of their players, they love coming here and playing.”
Kane Williamson, New Zealand captain
“There are a few guys who were in the last World Cup, which is incredible, so there is some experience there. In any case, normally, with four years in the middle of competitions, there are a lot of new players too. I surmise there’s been a great deal of talk around rankings, top choices, dark horses, however I think what emerges is the way how balanced all the teams are and, with regards to the day, anything can occur, which clears the path for a truly exciting challenge.”
“The manner in which I take a gander at it, there’s continually going to be an immense fan-base for us anyplace we play in the world. But I have to agree with Aaron (Australia Captain), I think England is likely – in their conditions – the most strong side in this competition, yet I additionally agree with Morgs (England Captain), that each of the ten groups are so very much balanced and solid, and the way this is where we need to play everybody once, makes it all the all the more challenging. I believe that will be the best thing about this competition, I consider this to be likely a standout amongst the most competitive World Cups that people are going to see.”
Faf du Plessis, South Africa captain
“In the event that you see international cricket directly around the circuit, you’ll see close competitive series home and away. It’s not simply increasingly home groups that are dominating. In this way, like the other captains are saying, I consider all us are truly eager to try this new competition, with everybody playing everybody once.
The manner in which we utilize our assets will be vital, yet every team has X-factor bowlers that will have a major say in the triumphs of the side. I figure the bowlers will win it, the teams still in it towards the finish of the competition will be the teams that have done truly well with the ball. I think it will be a great tournament.”
Jason Holder, West Indies captain
“It is a very exciting format. Before, you could play five or six matches, and that could be it. To play each side is incredible for us. We worked hard with the qualifiers to reach here, that implies it is the best ten in the world, we need to play them all and give ourselves a shot. The team that wins will definitely deserve it.”
Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan captain
“As Morgan and Kohli stated, every one of the teams are truly balanced, and all are great groups, so I wish them all the very best and I think people will watch incredible cricket here.
Certainly in the event that you’ve seen the past results of Pakistan teams in England – I’m discussing the 1992 Test series, or the 1999 World Cup or 2017 [Champions Trophy] – Pakistan has been generally excellent in England. So we arevery confident, In’shallah, we will do great.”
Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka captain
“We have played great cricket and have great experience of playing in England also, so we will attempt to progress admirably, and give a valiant effort. We came ahead of schedule to get some confidence in the conditions, we are in good shape and will do our best.It is not going to be easy though. We are confident and taking it each game one by one.”
Gulbadin Naib, Afghanistan captain
“We have peace in Afghanistan now and cricket is a gigantic piece of that. We are glad and ideally that can enable us to deliver great performances. We’re eager to be here in front of the crowds. It’s the best ten teams in the world and we are pleased to be representing Afghanistan.”