England captain Eoin Morgan said on Wednesday, a day before their 2019 Cricket World Cup opener against South Africa at The Oval in London, that his side are ready to meet the weight of expectation which comes with the hosts' tag as one of the favourites to win the tournament.
England are the top-ranked team in the world in one-day cricket, but are yet to win any big title in that format.
But Morgan believes the 'favourite' tag for this tournament may bring about a change in the fortunes of the national side not seen in previous World Cups.
Entering as the best team in the world is a remarkable turnaround for an England side that was knocked out in the first round four years ago.
Their rise has been built on a powerful batting line-up - England have twice broken the record for the highest total made by an ODI team.