ICC World Cup 2019: Adam Gilchrist Backs Australia To Become First Team To Score 500 Runs

Adam Gilchrist , World Cup

The defending champions, who aren’t at their best in the recent past looks solid for the grand event with David Warner and Steve Smith walking back into the side. They got the blistering lineup, who can dismantle any kind of attack on their day. Meanwhile, Adam Gilchrist backs Australia to become the first team to smash 500 runs on the board.

Of late, the teams have been playing fearless cricket. All the teams got the batsmen, who can unleash themselves on the opposition if a couple of chances go their way. Meanwhile, Adam Gilchrist sees no reason why Australia can’t be the first team to smash 500 runs on the board.

It will definately happen – Adam Gilchrist

The likes of David Warner, Steve Smith coupled with the perfect combo of Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis in the middle overs, Australia got a good chance to achieve the task. If Aaron Finch has a good day at the office, one can expect Australia reaching the tally with ease, as the world cricket aware of his batting skills.

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“I reckon it will definitely happen,” Gilchrist told Foxsports. Some of the ground sizes over there with fast outfields, there’s every potential that the record score England set against Australia will be broken. If Australia gets themselves into the tournament with a settled line-up and get the confidence levels up, there’s no reason why they can’t do it,” he said.

Effect of T20 cricket is on the batsmen –

Adam Gilchrist believes that we are going to watch a 500-run tally on the board sooner rather than later. With the teams bolstering with a eat lineup, he is sure that one of the teams is going to score in ICC World Cup 2019.

Adam Gilchrist, Australia vs India 2018/19
Adam Gilchrist (Credits – Getty)

“The effects T20 cricket is having on batsmen’s approach in this day and age, the varying field restrictions and powerplays, it’s all in the batsmen’s favour in that regard so I would expect there will be some really high scoring,” Adam Gilchrist concluded.

Well, it would be interesting to see who breaks the record of scoring 500 runs on the board. It is tough to predict one single team, as every team got the finest smashers of the cricketing ball. However, as Adam Gilchrist said, Australia also got a good chance to become the first team to smash 500 runs.

The tournament begins from May 30 and will be played in England and Wales. Australia will enter as the defending champions. They will play Afghanistan in their first game of the tournament.

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