Former World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev has disclosed his picks for the top three favorites expected to lift the World Cup trophy after two months. The legendary all-rounder selected England, Australia and India as teams that look the strongest on paper, while also warned everyone to not underestimate New Zealand.
“Winning team looks like India, England and Australia and surprise package can be New Zealand. India has the combination of youth and experience.
They have the right balance in four fast bowlers, three spinners and two big names in Virat Kohli and (M.S.) Dhoni,” he told the press recently.
Kapil also talked highly about India’s pace battery spearheaded by Jasprit Bumrah. He believed that India had the perfect skill set to cope with the seaming conditions in England and Wales and also the capable bowlers to exploit them.