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With the ICC World Cup scheduled to take place in England later this summer, there has been a lot of chatter over conventionally seam-friendly conditions playing an important role in aiding the pacers. Although this might have historically been the case, the recent trends of ODI cricket in England tend to show increasingly flat and rough surfaces where huge scores are the norm.

This point has further been elucidated by former English skipper Michael Vaughan, who has rubbished all talk of fast bowlers excelling in the World Cup. By showing evidence of India and Pakistan being victors of the previous 2 Champions Trophy events in England, Vaughan said that sides possessing genuinely good spin stocks will perform in the tournament.

He thus predicted that the pitches in England during this time will be dry and benefit the spinners, hence the role of slow bowlers will be pivotal in deciding the direction of the World Cup.

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