Gibbs picks India, England as favorites to lift the trophy


Ahead of CWC 2019, former South African Cricketer Herschelle Gibbs replies a fan that both India and England can be defined as favourites when asked about his predictions for World Cup 2019, agencies report. 

The ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2019 is scheduled to begin from May 30, 2019, which will be played at England and Wales. This will be the 12th edition of Cricket World cup which will feature top 10 test playing nations.  

England team is in good touch and considering that the World Cup is taking place on their soil they cannot be written off. Moreover, their batsman Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy are in tremendous form, where the former recently had an excellent Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament. Bairstow scored 445 runs from 10 matches while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) with a strike rate of 157.24, which also included a century. Also, England currently leads 2-0 in the on-going 5 matches ODI series against India. Rishabh Pant Left Out of Team India for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Check Full 15-Man Squad.

India lost to Australia 2-3 in 5 match ODI series held in March this year.  Although, India did not have a good record at England soil as they lost to the English side in the 3 match ODI series last year. England team won that series 2-1 followed with a Test Series win 4-1 against India. Inspite of these stats, India is still a strong unit with world-class batsman like their skipper Virat Kohli along with MS Dhoni who has the excellent cricketing temperament. Also, team India has pacer Jasprit Bumrah who is death bowler specialist. England Team for ICC World Cup 2019: Jofra Archer Left Out of Provisional 15-Man Squad Led by Eoin Morgan.

The ten teams will face each other in the Round Robin format in the upcoming World Cup 2019 as there will be no group division. The first match of CWC 2019 will be played between England and South Africa at The Oval while the final will be held at Lord's Stadium, London.