Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has said that England are the favourites to win the World Cup 2019, simply because of the complete turnaround in their cricketing attitude and their approach to better themselves after the disastrous group stage exit they faced in the 2015 World Cup. England are currently placed at the top in the ICC ODI Team Rankings.
“England are the favourites simply because of the way they are playing cricket, the complete turnaround in their cricketing attitude and approach after their disastrous 2015 World Cup,” Gavaskar told Reuters in an interview.
“England have got a very good team, they have got lots of confidence. You have seen them in all the recent matches and they have been playing outstanding cricket.”
Gavaskar feels Eoin Morgan-led England has a good chance to win the mega fifty-overs event if one goes by what has happened in the last couple of World Cups.
“If you go by what has happened in the last couple of World Cups, the host team has won. But, of course, in cricket anything can happen. While England start the favourites, there are other teams which are also playing some good cricket,” Gavaskar added.