5 Reasons why England will win the World Cup in 2019
The ultimate prize in the 50-over format is up for grabs next summer in England. The strategies being formulated, game plans being prepared as the Top-10 cricketing nations fight it out for the ultimate glory in the limited overs game.
With only a year left for the extravaganza, the English cricket team looks like the favorites in their quest for a World Cup crown. Despite falling short in the previous 11 editions of the Cup, the English team management have finally assembled a team which is more than capable of winning the trophy for the first time.
In the next 5 slideshows we take a look as to why England are favorites to win the 2019 showdown:
#1 The home advantage
The past two World Cups have been won by the hosts and 2019 can be no different. The home advantage has never been so important in the game's history as it has been in the recent times.
The troika of climatic conditions, home support and pitches favouring the home team give the home teams advantage.
The English team's ODI record has been formidable in home soil in the past few years. The small grounds which aid their power hitting and pitches which help seam and swing for their potent pace battery, can help them to their first World Cup.