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Former South African cricketer backs England to win ICC CWC 2019

”If ever they have a chance to win one, it’s definitely now," he quoted.

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England players congratulate Moeen Ali. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The build up to the marquee ICC event, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, has already begun. The tournament will take place in England next year and the teams have started off with their preparations for the same. The predictions are rolling out as well. In a recent update, former South African cricketer, Allan Donald has backed the hosts England to win the World Cup next year.

He remarked that the World Cup 2019 is the best opportunity for the hosts to win the World Cup. Donald cited that they not only have the home advantage, but also have some seriously good limited overs form to their side. Allan Donald reckons that the ‘aggressive’ brand of cricket that the English players play will help them big time.

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”If ever they have a chance to win one, it’s definitely now. The way they take on one-day internationals now it’s a different England from the one I’ve seen. I’ll be honest, given what I faced back in the day, I wouldn’t have thought they could get to this point. But there’s something about them that I like,” Allan Donald quoted.

Allan Donald reckons South Africa are already handicapped

Commenting on the chances of the South African team in the marquee tournament, Allan Donald was clear in stating that the Proteas will have a tough time. He noted that they will definitely show some challenge but feels that the departure of AB de Villiers has handicapped their chances of winning the tournament. He termed the loss of AB de Villiers before the World Cup as a ‘massive loss’.

”Well, we just lost one of our biggest assets in AB de Villiers. South Africa will always challenge and get close to winning the World Cup … Not to say that we won’t win the World Cup, but AB was just a massive loss,” remarked the former South African cricketer.

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