World Cup 2019: Steve Waugh, former Australia’s legendary captain will claim to be very strong due to this reason.
Preparations for all teams are in full swing with the World Cup being the biggest tournament in cricket starting from May 30 in England. At the same time, the speculation about the legends has now become intensified, that this time the title of the world champion is going to be the name of which team.
Former captain Steve Waugh said that Australia may not be a bigger contender in the upcoming World Cup, but with the return of Steve Smith and David Warner, the five-time champions will be “alert” to the other teams.
Smith and Warner were suspended for a year after being convicted in the ball tampering case. His sentence was completed two months ago.
After the return of Warner, Gambhir batted well in the Indian Premier League. He made 692 runs in 12 innings of the Indian Premier League, raising the suspicion of the opposition bowlers.
Smith appeared in his old colors in three practice matches against New Zealand.
Waugh told the ICC website, “Every team will be cautious with Australia. They know about the capability of the Australian team. Last 12 months have not been good for Australian cricket but this is a matter of fact.
Our best player in the form of Warner and Smith is in the team. “The Australian team could have won only three out of 18 at one time last year, but she achieved the rhythm at the right time.
After lagging 0-2 in the series against India, the team has won three consecutive wins. After this, they defeated Pakistan in the UAE by 5-0, proving that their success in India was not a coincidence.
“The team’s form was not good, but suddenly the team won eight consecutive matches and Smith and Warner have also come in the team, which is bad news for the other teams.
“Former 53-year-old player, who won the World Cup, said,” I think the England team is the biggest contender to win the title.
For the last two years, his team is in excellent rhythm. They are playing in the house, sometimes they get stressed but they have a coach like Trevor Bayliss who knows the players to keep them on the ground. Australia and India are also contenders. “