ICC World Cup 2019: Gautam Gambhir Reveals His Favourites for the Marquee Event

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The upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 in England and Wales is only a week from now. The participating teams are in their final league of preparations with a few teams have already landed in England. As the sides gear up for the marquee tournament, former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has picked Australia as his favourites with England and India coming in joint second.

Gambhir picks Australia as favourites

Meanwhile, England and India have played outstanding cricket over the last two years and have looked indomitable. They will enter the tournament as the top two ODI sides and will certainly be the favourites. On the other hand, Australia, after having a poor time in the last 12 months, have picked up at the right time. They have defeated India and Pakistan in the last two series and are brimming with confidence. Besides, the inclusion of Steven Smith and David Warner will bolster their team under the leadership of Aaron Finch.

ICC World Cup 2019: Gautam Gambhir Reveals His Favourites for the Marquee Event
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Speaking to TOI about his favourite team for the World Cup, Gautam Gambhir without any hesitation picked Australia. Besides, the former southpaw feels either England and India is likely to be in the final alongside the Aussies. Gambhir, who recently joined politics and is contesting elections is known for putting forward his sharp opinions, and this will certainly take a few by surprise.

“Australia are my first favourite. They should definitely play the final and their opposition in the final will be between two of my joint second-favourite teams, England and India,” Gambhir said.

ICC World Cup 2019: Gautam Gambhir Reveals His Favourites for the Marquee Event
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Meanwhile, the upcoming ICC World Cup is likely to be an even-contested tournament with all the teams having the capability to beat the other on any given day. In conclusion, Gautam Gambhir said that Windies stand no chance to lift the trophy as they don’t have quality spinners in their ranks.

However, we will have to wait till July 14 to see who lifts the illustrious trophy in the history Lord’s Cricket Ground.

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