Carrying a squad loaded with cricketers of exceptional qualities, England would start this year’s World Cup as one of the strongest contenders to win the title. Cricket pundits have already rated this as England’s best chance of grabbing a major 50-over title as their three previous efforts after reaching the final didn’t reap the fruits.
However, English wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler feels that the tag of favorites puts his bunch under extra pressure as failing to do well in the crunch moments can ruin all the good work.
The 28-year old cricketer added that India and Australia would pose the biggest threat to England’s mission as both of the teams possess a superlative record in the major tournaments.
Sharing his views on the forthcoming all-important event, the flamboyant batsman added, “World Cup tournaments – knockout tournaments – are always high-pressure situations. With so many good players from around the world and very strong teams participating, being a favorite doesn’t really count for much.