As England and Wales prepare for a global spectacle of cricket world cup 2019, opinions pour in from legends of the game who predict their CWC 2019 semifinalists. Latest to the fold is legend himself, Sachin Tendulkar, who has named a total of 5 teams out of which four would play the semifinals. Here are the teams.
Sachin Tendulkar’s Semifinalists
For Sachin, India, Australia, and England are definite entrants to the semifinals of cricket world cup 2019 scheduled in England and Wales. The fourth team, according to Sachin, could be either Pakistan or New Zealand.
Giving his opinion on the Indian cricket team, the star player voiced great hope and heaped praise on the Indian squad playing in the world cup 2019. For Tendulkar, Team India is pretty much balanced and definite heirs to the semifinal.
Why England appear in Sachin Tendulkar’s List?
If Sachin picks India, Australia, England over other teams participating in the cricket world cup, it must be for some reason.
In fact, a little bit of contemplation should suffice to deduce the reason. England has over the years, since 2015 world cup debacle, braced up the laces and never looked back.
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They have been playing the best cricket of their entire cricketing history, and must be supposing to keep the form intact as they enter the pinnacle of events, cricket world cup 2019. Their batting has been superb right till the end.
Top order, middle order, lower order, fast bowling, spin bowling are in great touch, and in England and Wales, you need nothing more to claim semifinal spot. So, Tendulkar is spot on here and picks the best.
Why India appear in Sachin Tendulkar’s List?
Team India as well looks pretty much balanced. Don’t forget that Indian cricket team enters the world cup 2019 with the best fast and spin attack the team ever had in its entire cricketing history.
The batting has been good. At least that is what can be deduced from the recent series India played. Lower order has stepped up after top order failure, and so has middle order.
If India’s batting clicks and posts a good score, bowling department must be able to defend it. So, here too Sachin is spot on and picks the best.
Why Australia appear in Sachin Tendulkar’s List?
Australia, with Smith and Warner back into the side, and the kind of blazing form Warner and Smith are in, it sure is the best side in the upcoming world cup. Their pace attack with likes of Starc have the potential to create a hole in the opposition batting line-up.
Their batting has been undoubtedly great in the year 2019. Finch, Maxwell, Khawaja, together they lead Australia to an emphatic series wins against India and Pakistan, respectively. If their current form is something to go by, they are truly the semifinal material, as rightly picked by Sachin Tendulkar.