England and India are touted to be the two favorites for the 50-overs Cricket World Cup that will commence from May 30 in England and Wales. England and India are ranked no.1 and no.2 in ICC ODI team rankings. They are playing at a level, which is far superior in comparison to other ODI sides at the moment.
Indian legend, Sunil Gavaskar has picked England over India as favorites to win the World Cup.
“The strong favourites in the World Cup tournament are England. And it is not because of the fact that it will be a home World Cup for them. But because they have changed their attitude towards ODI cricket. They had lost in the league stage in 2015 World Cup, probably against Bangladesh. But since then, the manner in which they changed their game, the way in which they picked their team, England have grown into a strong side. They have a good opening pair, they have strong middle-order batters, they also have a good all-rounder in the form of and when you play at home you also have a strong backing,” Gavaskar told India Today.
“The advantage that India have is they have played in England for two consecutive years – 2017 and 2018. So the players who will be part of the World Cup squad will be aware of the conditions and hence will be able to use their experience and probably India can use the factor to lift the World Cup. But I feel the most favourites are England and then come India,” Gavaskar added.