With the 2019 World Cup less than a month away, the excitement and heart beats have already started reaching the cusping point. The former cricketers and all the fans have started to place their bets amongst the ten participating teams. The upcoming 50-overs quadrennial event is certainly much of importance for all the teams, however, it presents a big opportunity for hosts England.
England are backed with the load of massive expectations as they are playing at home where the conditions are very much in accordance to their strengths and they also have the arsenal which has the ability to bring home the first 50-over World Cup title.
This is the best ever chance
During a recent conversation, veteran fast bowler Stuart Broad opened up on England’s chances in the 2019 World Cup and the massive summer coming up for the England cricket. Broad noted that this is the best ever chance for the England Men’s team to win their first 50-over World Cup trophy. He also stated that he has never seen such a quality England batting heavy side go into the mega event
“It’s the men’s best ever chance to win a 50-over World Cup. I’ve never seen a (England) ODI team go in with the quality this one has got, particularly in the batting, the top seven,” quoted Stuart Broad.
It’s the summer of our generation
England are scheduled to host two massive events this summer, first one being the all-important 50-overs 2019 World Cup and then the Ashes Test series against Australia. The limited-overs quadrennial event will be starting with the opening game between hosts England and South Africa on May 30 in London, while the Ashes battle will be beginning with the first Test starting from August 1 in Birmingham.
“It’s awesome, the summer of our generation. What an opportunity for the game to grow and inspire,” Broad added.
The Test specialist who has more than 400 wickets to his name, further stated it is always a dream to play the World Cup and the Ashes for the country. However, this also brings on the extra pressure on the players. Broad revealed that it is a great chance for the boys to make this summer special by winning both the prestigious trophies.
“I look back to when I was a kid, you get inspired by big series like World Cups and the Ashes. That’s the added pressure on us as players. We can make this a summer to remember by winning trophies,” the pacer concluded.