The 2019 Cricket World Cup is just a few months away. Cricket pundits are busy in picking their favorites, naming the ideal XI and different things related to the ICC megaevent. Former Indian batsman, VVS Laxman has named India and England as favorites for the 50-overs World Cup, which will commence on May 30. Laxman, however, maintained that teams need to get their best game forward at the right time.

“It’s all about peaking at the right time which is so important. The World Cup is a long format so every player should be at his best physically and mentally if India has to win the World Cup. They start as favourites. For me, India and England start as favourites,” Laxman was quoted as saying by IANS.

The Men in Blue recently completed a highly successful tour Down Under. They won Test and ODI series in Australia while they ended up as winners in New Zealand ODIs as well.

Laxman reflected on the win and said, “I think brilliant. The way they played, I would like to congratulate the entire team. The way they played right from the Australia series to the New Zealand series… and it’s not only one or two players who have put their hand up. Everyone has contributed. So it’s great to see bowling and batting departments contribute,” he added.

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