The host nation (England) is certainly the top-notch favourite of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and they proved it in the first match of the World Cup against South Africa. England triumphed over South Africa by 104 runs. They played high-quality cricket and won the match with great ease.
Mpumelelo Mbangwa, the former Zimbabwean cricketer, applauded the efforts of the English team. He said, "One side needed not to lose and the other did not need to win,
England is well worth that favorites tag.".
England came into the world cup with an immense white-ball form behind them. Their turn-around ever since the World Cup 2015 has been remarkable. It will take one gem of a performance to beat the side like England in this world cup.