New Delhi: Indian batting legend and little master Sunil Gavaskar termed England as favourites for the upcoming cricket world cup 2019 going to take place in England and Wales. Sunil Gavaskar believes England are a transformed one-day international (ODI) side since their shock exit from the 2015 World Cup and rates them as favourites to win their maiden crown on home soil in July.
England will be led by Eoin Morgan and their first encounter in quest for their maiden cricket world cup title will be against South Africa at The Oval on May 30, top the world rankings enter the tournament as the one of the most consistent teams in the format.
As per reports Gavaskar said, “"England are the favourites. Simply because of the way they are playing cricket, the complete turnaround in their cricketing attitude and approach after their disastrous 2015 World Cup.”
He also added, “England have got a very good team; they have got lots of confidence. You have seen them in all the recent matches and they have been playing outstanding cricket. If you go by what has happened in the last couple of World Cups, the host team has won. But, of course, in cricket anything can happen. While England start the favourites, there are other teams that are also playing some good cricket