As the ICC World Cup 2019 is fast approaching towards commencement, the former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has outlined England as clear favorites to lift the trophy. Pointing out England’s explosive resurgence in limited overs cricket post-2015 World Cup and the home advantage, Ponting claimed that they start out as the strongest side in the tournament.
Regarding the other probable contenders for the world title, Ponting has labelled West Indies, South Africa and Pakistan as teams who have the ability to cause upsets due to their unpredictable nature.
“They are also good. This would be a very open World Cup. Although England are clear favorites, there are other strong teams who can cause upsets,” he said.