The ICC Cricket World Cup is scheduled to begin from tomorrow in England. The hosts England will take on South Africa at Oval.
Top ten teams from the cricketing world are participating in the event. Host England will begin the tournament as strong favorites.
England has never won the trophy. But this time around they are considered the favorites. Home conditions will also favor them. But they are built strong and are performing as a unit. They are at the top of the ICC ODI rankings for the current year.
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Defending champions Australia are not lagging far behind England. Australia has played plenty of ODI and test cricket in England.
India is a star-studded side. Virat Kohli is the iconic player and the team leader. India has won the trophy twice. They last won the event when they hosted the event in 2011. They beat Sri Lanka in the final.
New Zealand is a dangerous side. They lost to Australia in 2015 in the final. They remained unbeaten in the even till the last game.
Pakistan is a very unpredictable unit. Pakistan won the World Cup in 1992, when they beat England in the final at Melbourne, Australia.
West Indies have been going through wear and tear in the recent past. But they can surprise at any point of time during the event.
Bangladesh and Afghanistan are relatively weaker sides in comparison to others. But Afghanistan beat Pakistan in the warm up game. So they cannot be undermined.
The seaming conditions of England will definitely favor Australia and the hosts. But the event is wide open for the Asian giants in India and Pakistan to turn the tables with solid performance.
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