Former Indian cricketer and skipper Sourav Ganguly has determined Pakistan as one of the favorite teams to win World Cup 2019 which is to be held in England.
Ganguly made the statement while addressing the press in India. While speaking to the Press Trust of India, he said:
Pakistan’s record in world tournaments in England is remarkable. They won the Champions Trophy two years ago, they won the 2009 World T20 in England.
England has always been a happy hunting ground for Pakistan during world tournaments. Their recent success in the multi-nation tournament in England came when they defeated India in the final of 2017 Champions Trophy.
The President of the Cricket Association of Bengal and President of the Editorial Board with Wisden India gave an example of Pakistan’s near-chase of 374 runs when playing against England in the 2nd ODI.
He further said:
Pakistan always play well in England. You see the last game in England. England got 374 and Pakistan just lost by 12 runs. They also beat England in England in Test matches there because of their bowling lineup.
Last but not least, while addressing the rivalry between India-Pakistan, Ganguly shared that there will be a fascinating tie.
I don’t believe in records. Both of them [Pakistan and India] will have to play well on that particular day. India will be a very good side. They will be very hard to beat. Team which has the likes of Kohli, Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan can’t be weak.
AJ Sports, an ICC-approved manufacturer, will sponsor Pakistan’s jersey for the cricket’s biggest event.
ICC Cricket World Cup starts on 30th May and we are all waiting for PCB to officially launch the kit for the mega event.
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