Who other than the home team can be tagged as favourites? Yes, It is England only.
The hosts are among the top choices to lift the Cricket World Cup out of the blue after a remarkable transformation but the burden of pressure is enormous.
Eoin Morgan’s Captaincy
England, on the off chance that you have stayed behind the couch as far back as their forlorn World Cup exit in 2015, go into the competition on home soil as top choices, having gone through the previous four years under Eoin Morgan’s rock looked at administration taking off to the highest point of the rankings in a burst of sixes.
Morgan is the key, having clutched his activity as skipper after the 2015 fiasco and – alongside the head mentor, Trevor Bayliss – induced a skilled gathering of ball-strikers there really are no restrictions.
Since 2015 World Cup
In 88 ODIs since March 2015, they have put 300-plus runs on the board 38 times – 16 more than the next best, India – and claimed 15 wins and one draw from 19 bilateral series along the way.
Though London is hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup for the fifth time in history and England has still not achieved the feat but this time there is a difference. The team is boosted up with high energies and ranked on top in ODI ICC rankings the picture is different.
Big Guns for the team
While Jos Buttler’s flammable batsmanship will make him the undeniable response for some, it is maybe worth thinking about which player would be hardest to supplant. For all the dynamism of the England line-up with willow close by, Adil Rashid gets approval here. With the rate weighing heavily on opposition batsmen during the middle overs he has become Morgan’s most dependable source of wickets.
Approach for the Cup
Indeed, given the future of 50-over cricket in England, set to be played domestically minus the 100 best white-ball cricketers from 2020 onwards, it really feels like now or never as regards securing a first global men’s trophy in the format.
We’re predicting Morgan’s men will indeed
be at Lord’s on 14 July and,
if a few things go their way on the day, who knows?