2019 Cricket World Cup – Predicted Semi-Finalist

Predicted 2019 Cricket World Cup Semi-Finalist

Less than a year is left to the much awaited ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup. Top 10 teams will be battling to become the World Champion. All the teams will be trying all the possible combinations to make their teams better. The 2019 Cricket World Cup will be little bit tough as compared to last couple of editions. In this edition, all the teams will battle against each other to book place in Semi-Finals.

However, there are few teams who are considered little bit ahead by others, before the tournament even starts. So, the predicted Semi-Finalists of this extravagant tournament are –

1. India

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Source – Indiamarks

The current ODI team of India is in great shape. The team India are one of the favorites in this tournament. The batting lineup is filled with great hitters like Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli himself. India also got Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, the 2 world class death bowlers. In addition with the experience of MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina make this team invincible.

It will be very disappointing for team India if they didn’t seal the spot in final four of this world cup.

2. England

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Source – The Independent

England is also one of the strongest team in ODI. Right now, team England is on top position of ODI team standings. Recently, they beat India in Royal London ODI Series by 2-1. England lost the first match in the series but came back strongly in other two matches. Before India, they thrash Australia by 5-0 in 5 match Series. In 3rd ODI, England scored 481/6 in 50 overs. This was the highest total by the team in ODI history.

England had a very dejected 2015 World Cup and they faced a lot of criticism in their country. After that they came very well in the ODI format. They have brilliant batting line up like Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root etc. They also got fantastic bowlers like Adil, Moeen, Mark Wood etc.

Therefore, playing in the home grounds will give them a great advantage and  they will be looking forward to win their maiden World Cup.

3. South Africa

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Source – ESPNcricinfo

South Africa is also looking forward to win their maiden World Cup. The best performance by them in World Cup is reaching Semi-finals in 1992, 1999, 2007 and 2015. They are considered to be the strongest contender because of their experienced players in every department. Batsman like Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis can be a big headache for the other teams. South Africa will not have A.B de Villiers in their squad but they are having great world class players. In bowling department, this team has one of the fastest bowlers on the planet (Dale Steyn) and other fine bowlers as well like Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Vernon Philander. Venon Philander is a high class all rounder and can be very dangerous to handle.

4. Australia

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Source – PTVSPORTS.net  

Australia is the defending champions and by most of the critics they can’t defend their title in 2019 Cricket World Cup. They were the most successful nation in the World Cup history as they had won this Tournament 5 times (i.e 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015). Their performance in past few months is average and sometimes below average. The last time they played ICC tournament in England, they couldn’t go far. They got out in group stage. Last year Australia skipper Steve Smith and David Warner were suspended for 1 year for ball tempering in series against South Africa. However, there are chances that they will join the squad because the suspension will be over before the world cup. 

Hence, they are not going to give their world champion title so easily.

In the end, we wish BEST OF LUCK to all the participating teams for ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup

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