World Cup 2019: Yuvraj Singh names his two top teams to win the tournament
Yuvraj Singh was the Man of the Tournament, the last time India won the World Cup back in 2011.
Updated - May 4, 2019 8:42 pm
The ICC World Cup 2019 is just days away and as we near to the end of the ongoing Indian Premier League 2019, the focus is gradually shifting from the T20 event to the mega ICC event and everyone is naming their favorites to win the tournament and the latest entrant in this list is Yuvraj Singh, who is currently plying his trade for the Mumbai Indians, in the IPL.
Yuvraj Singh was the Man of the Tournament, the last time India won the World Cup back in 2011 but didn’t manage to make it to the Indian squads for the 2015 and 2019 editions of the tournament. He has appeared in three World Cups for India in 2003, 2007 and 2011 and is one of the all-time greats in the 50 and 20 over formats of the game.
Yuvraj Singh picks obvious choices
Hosts and no.1 ranked ODI team England and no.2 ranked India is by far considered to be favorites to win the World Cup, says Yuvraj Singh. However, the left-hand batsman also said that defending champions Australia too hold a good chance to keep their crown, given the returns of Steve Smith and David Warner.
“My first two teams are England and India. Obviously with [David] Warner and [Steven] Smith coming back [from their ball-tampering bans], Australia will be in contention. West Indies also look a very power-packed side. You can’t say much at this stage. I think it would be India and England first, third would be Australia. Fourth I don’t know. I will tell you later…,” Yuvraj Singh was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
The left-hander has a bit of resurgence in his career in 2017 when he made it into the Indian squad for the ICC Champions Trophy and played some good knocks against England in the ODI series at home. However, loss of form and fitness issues meant, that he was out of the team soon and has not played for India since June of 2017. He was picked by Mumbai Indians in the auction for his base price of INR 1 crore and has made 98 runs in 4 innings so far, along with a half-century in the ongoing IPL 2019.