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Ravichandran Ashwin reveals his favorite team to win World Cup 2019

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 June 2019, 9:54 IST
Ravichandran Ashwin

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin predicts finalists for World Cup 2019 and he said India will face England in the finals of the world’s biggest 50-over event. According to Ashwin, team India led by Virat Kohli are the favorites to win the World Cup this year.

Ashwin at Salaam Cricket 2019 said, “India are the favourites because look at the batting that we have. Top three we have Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. Rohit and Virat are two of the best batsmen in the world. The way Virat paces his innings and the kind of firepower that Rohit has, he is one of those batsman who can change gears any time. Apart from that we have a balanced set up.”

“Hardik Pandya has emerged as a great player, MS Dhoni is the calming influence in the middle order. Then the likes of Bumrah at the death and with the new ball. The two wrist-spinners as well. Looking at the from a long shot, the balance India has got in terms of pace, spin and the batting prowess, I think India are the favourites. Looking at the other teams, I think India and England will play in the final. That is my prediction,” Ashwin added.

India will start their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5, will play Australia and New Zealand before meeting their arch-rival Pakistan on June 16 at Manchester. India will have an upper hand against the Proteas as the former has already lost their first two games and will be low on confidence when they meet India.

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First published: 3 June 2019, 9:54 IST