Former South African fast bowler Allan Donald has announced that who will win this World Cup title this time. Donald believes that after the retirement of AB De Villiers, the South African team could hardly win the title of the world cup this time.
He said that “retirement of AB from Protease team is a big loss for us. Although this team has always presented the challenge before the other and we can reach the near the title. It is not that we can not win the title but its hard.”
Allan Donald said that the World Cup is to be hosted in England next year and the home team is also a strong contender for the title. They have the chance to win the title because the English teams are playing very aggressive cricket in the captaincy of Eoin Morgan. England team will also get benefit from their home conditions.
He also said that “the England team that I had seen was totally different from this team. To say truth, I never thought that England would reach this level. There is something special in this team which I like quite a lot.”
England is not the only contender:
In this World Cup, no team is in the position of being the sole or the biggest contender. Well there is still a lot of time to decide as the World Cup will start 12 months later. At the same time, there will be considerable ups and downs in the performance of the players of the teams.
Australia is a defending champion this time, but its ODI team is not as strong anymore. He had to face England 4-1 in the England ODI series just after the Ashes. The team currently does not have the level of bowlers who were in the previous World Cup.
In this World Cup, other teams like India and New Zealand will give a tough competition. Both of these teams are good but it will be interesting to see how they can perform in England.
Although teams such as Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa are not currently in the condition that they can be called contenders of the cup, but these teams can spoil anybody’s game.