World Cup 2019: 5 Brendon McCullum’s predictions that might go wrong
Let us take a look at 5 such predictions, where former New Zealand cricketer might go wrong.
Published - Jun 1, 2019 2:22 pm | Updated - Jun 1, 2019 2:32 pm
The fever of the World Cup is engulfing the brains of every cricket follower around the globe. The experts and former cricketers have failed to resist their temptation of making predictions about the results and the standings. One such prediction recently came from the legendary Brendon McCullum.
He predicted the results of every match and backed it up with the final standings at the end of the league stages. India, England, and Australia being in the top three have become a common hearing, but predicting the fourth semi-finalist is a million-dollar question. However, there were many predictions that would have raised everyone’s eyebrows. Let us take a look at 5 such predictions, where former New Zealand cricketer might go wrong.
1. Pakistan defeating New Zealand
New Zealand losing to Pakistan seems a highly improbable thing. While the former has been in subtle form, the latter is going through the longest losing streak in its ODI history. Clearly, there has been a sky-high gap between the performance of these two teams.
Birmingham, the stadium where the match would be played, is known for high-scoring games. However, Pakistan lacks any power-hitter in the lineup other than Fakhar Zaman and Asif Ali. On the other hand, New Zealand has the right mixture of power-hitters and the players who can stick to the one end and play big innings. Therefore, predicting Pakistan to defeat New Zealand might turn out to be a wrong call.