He was of the opinion that winning the Champions Trophy in 2017 will work in favour of Pakistan.
He felt three teams are the strong contenders to win the mega event.
The bowler put forth lack of experience in bowling as an area of concern ahead of the mega event.
Dhoni's recent batting form has started giving rise to doubts whether he deserves to be in the World Cup.
MS Dhoni is known as one of the calmest cricketers in the history of the game.
Pakistan is currently playing an ODI series in Zimbabwe and Azhar isn't a part of the side.
Will this prediction become true?
"I think India will be a very strong side to beat, they’re always strong," he opined.
ICC World Cup 2019, gets underway on May 30 with hosts England taking on South Africa at the Oval.
Former middle-order batsman Mike Hussey is unsure about the direction in which Aussie selectors are going when it comes to wicket-keeping.