Indian captain Virat Kohli who is well aware of the opposition teams heading into the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup said that England would be the “most strong side” in the tournament which is slated to be held in England and Wales on May 30.
“England in their conditions are the most strong side in this tournament. But all the teams so strong and well balanced and the fact we have to play everyone once, I think this will be the most competitive World Cup that anyone will have seen,” Indian skipper said at the official captains’ media conference.
All the 10 teams will lock horns with each in a round-robin format, with the top four teams making the cut for the semis. This revised format will make the tournament much more competitive than ever before.
As per Eoin Morgan, this world cup will be competitive and it is better that one shouldn’t write off any team. At the same time, the captain feels that there will be some high-quality cricket played from game one.
Morgan said “I don’t think anyone is head and shoulders above anyone else. These are the ten best teams in the world, it will be extraordinarily competitive and some quality cricket will be played so we are really looking forward to it.”
“Every captain sitting here would lose their left leg to play in a World Cup final at the home of cricket. It’s something every one of us would have dreamed of as a kid. We are as best prepared as we can be. We just want to play that first game now,” Morgan added.
India will spice up their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5 at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground whereas England will start their world cup opener against Proteas on May 30 at The Kennington Oval.