The England cricket team skipper stunted everyone with his recent prediction for World Cup 2019. According to him, Pakistan cricket team is 2nd or 3rd hot favorite for 2019 World Cup as Morgan believes the performance of Pakistan after winning Champion Trophy in England two years ago has improved.
Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy had defeated England in Semi-Finals whereas the Asian champions also smashed India in Finals of that event and claimed ICC Champions Trophy under the captaincy of Sarfraz Ahmad.
Well Pakistan has just completed their ODI series against Australia and the results of that series was way far the imaginations as Aussies hammered Pakistan by 5-0@ UAE last month but during that series Pakistan main stream players were on rest.
Giving interviews to the credible international sports magazine Morgan said,
Obviously I would keep my team as hot favorite team, but Pakistan is the 2nd hot favorite team for the title of World Cup 2019 as they are young and energetic.
We also might not play according to the expectations of our fans because of lack of few key players and pitch conditions at home, he added.
Pakistan before jumping into the main rounds of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is scheduled to appear in 5 ODI Match series against England starting from 5th May 2019. England will also go for 1 game against Ireland before this event.
On upcoming ODI series E Morgan Said” It’s nice way to enter into this summer as some good competitions are waiting ahead. Pakistan are probably 2nd or 3rd hot favorite in World Cup 2019. As they are holding the Champions Trophy and performed superbly to win that in England”.
According to Morgan currently they are focusing on 19-man squad but their final 15 main squad will be filtered after series against Pakistan. England is taking the upcoming ODI series against Pakistan as any opportunity to build-up their team squad and came out with best combinations for World Cup 2019.
After World Cup 2015, England cricket team has improved especially in ODI format as currently this team is placed at top position of ICC ODI Team Rankings and Morgan is confident regarding to his team chances in World Cup 2019.
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