ENGLAND Cannot Be Ruled Out Winning WC: Gavaskar

CRICKETER turned commentator Sunil Gavaskar is of the view that host England has fair chance of winning the coming Men’s World Cup for cricket. India led by Virat Kohli is among the participants in the One Day International cricket fest to be held in the United Kingdom from Thursday, May 30 to Sunday, July 14. The former India skipper based in Mumbai, who had debuted and played his last ODI cricket against England, however, made it clear that he did not mean that  England will definitely  win the 50-over tournament. “There is a very good chance they (England) will win the World Cup,” he said.The former cricketer is the first player to amass 10,000 Test runs. He had also played for Somerset, one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England. Meanwhile, the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to India, Dominic Asquith said he is hopeful that England men’s team will emulate their female compatriots, referring to England’s women cricketers’ victory over India at T20Is.”Last week, we celebrated International Women’s Day. For England’s women cricketers it coincided with the victory over India’s T20 team,” Asquith said.”Over the course of this summer, we are delighted that we will host India and of course teams at the cricket World Cup. On Sunday, June 30 we probably all know already there will be quite a match at Edgbaston. And we will see if England’s men can emulate their female compatriots,” he said. Incidentally, the inaugural match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between the host England and South Africa on 30th May at Oval. The current world champion, Aussies will get to play their first match against Afghanistan on 1st June 2019 in Bristol.

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