Sourav Ganguly explains why Pakistan are among World Cup favourites

Written by Vishwas Gupta

With World Cup 2019 just a fortnight away, predictions from veteran cricketers and pundits are coming thick and fast. Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday, provided his opinion on the World Cup 2019 favourites as he predicted his semi-finalists for the showpiece event before explaining why Pakistan cannot be written off.

“Pakistan’s record in world tournaments in England is remarkable. They won the Champions Trophy two years ago, they won the 2009 World T20 in England,” he said as he mentioned India, Australia and England as the other three semifinalists.

“Pakistan always play well in England. You see the last game in England. England got 374 and Pakistan just lost by 12 runs. They also beat England in England in Test matches there because of their bowling lineup,” he said.

However, Ganguly did mention that Virat Kohli and his men should not be worried about the Pakistan threat as the Men in Blue will be a hard team to beat.

“I don’t believe in records. Both of them will have to play well on that particular day. India will be a very good side. They will be very hard to beat. Team which has the likes of Kohli, Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan can’t be weak.”

“Indian cricket is so strong. And we have been strong for the last 25-30 years. Every world competition that we play, we will have a chance. This team has as much chance as we had in 2003,” he opined.

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