With less than a month to go for the 2019 World Cup (May 30) to be contested in England and Wales; all the cricketing experts have started putting forth their predictions on the winners of the mega event. The World Cup will see Australia defend the prestigious title, which they won by defeating the Kiwis in the finals of 2015 edition in their own backyard. Veteran Indian cricketer, who was the Player of the series during the 2011 edition, Yuvraj Singh recently revealed his prediction for the upcoming global event.
Australia will be in contention
During a recent promotional event, Yuvraj Singh revealed that for him India and England will be the first two teams, who are the favourites to win the prestigious 2019 World Cup title. With Steve Smith and David Warner back after serving their ball-tampering bans, Yuvraj noted that Australia also remain in the contention. The left-hander stated that the Windies team too looks a very power-packed unit and thus, it is difficult to predict anything at this moment. However, he did mention that India and England are the first two teams and Australia is the third in his opinion.
"My first two teams are England and India. Obviously with [David] Warner and [Steven] Smith coming back [from their ball-tampering bans], Australia will be in contention. West Indies also look a very power-packed side. You can't say much at this stage. I think it would be India and England first, third would be Australia. Fourth I don't know. I will tell you later," Yuvraj Singh was quoted as saying during a recent promotional event.
Yuvraj is currently plying his trade with the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the ongoing 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). While speaking on the present form of the Indian players, Yuvraj stated that the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni have been hitting the ball really well and thus, 90 per cent of the team seems to be in a great form.
"MS [Dhoni] is in good form, Rohit [Sharma] is hitting ball well so are Virat [Kohli] and Shikhar [Dhawan]. If you look at it, 90 per cent of the guys they are in good form. (Talking about Kedar Jadhav) At No 6 you get less opportunity to show your form so I'm pretty happy with the way all the guys are playing," Yuvraj added.