The biggest extravaganza of cricket – ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Men’s Championship is going to start in the month of May just after the warm-up matches gets completed and the teams showcasing in the cricket world cup have enough time to practice in the fast-paced pitches of England. The cricket pundits have already started predicting the semi-finalists and finalists of the Cricket World Cup in 2019 and the good news is that they have predicted the most capable teams so far.
EXPECTED SEMI-FINALISTS OF ICC 2019 CRICKET WORLD CUP
The Australian and Indian squad looks to be balanced and therefore they are predicted to be the finalists. The other two semi-finalists that have been predicted by the pundits are England and New Zealand. Let us explore some more details about them.
The team from Down Under is the defending champions having won the tournament in their own backyard in 2015. Comprising of a number of high-profile players including David Warner, Steve Smith and more, the 5-time champions will start as heavy favorites of the 2019 cricket world cup having won the tournament in 4 of the past 5 editions.
India has been one of the most-consistent ODI teams over the past 3-4 seasons with a number of top players throughout the squad. The Virat Kohli-led squad would be looking to win the ICC CWC 2019 for the 3rd time in their history, with the most recent one back in 2011 under the guidance of MS Dhoni.
The squad is a mix of experienced heads with upcoming youngsters looking to make a name for themselves on the world stage and is heavy favorites to win the whole competition as you can find a number of live streaming links to watch the tournament.
It may come as a surprise to many to see England’s name crop up in the list of potential winners of the tournament having lost all 3 previous WC finals they have played but the Eoin Morgan-led team can go all the way in the CWC 2019 tournament in home conditions, having just defeated the mighty Australians in a highly competitive ODI series. You can follow the WC live scores on a number of online websites.
New Zealand is earmarked as the dark horses for the WC 2019 due to an array of talent at their disposal. The team will be looking to right the wrongs of the previous edition where they were beaten in the finals by Australia by watching highlights over and over again to analyze and rectify their mistakes.