England has an excellent opportunity to win the World Cup at home
Former captain Alastair Cook believes that England has an “excellent opportunity” to lift the World Cup in his homeland, having created a team full of winners of proven matches.
The top ranked side of Eoin Morgan enters the tournament as one of the most consistent teams in the format and his quest for a first title of 50 envelopes starts against South Africa in The Oval on May 30.
Since his moving departure from the group stage of the 2015 World Cup, England has been particularly strong at home, winning 30 of its 42 ODIs and only nine.
“England has an excellent opportunity,” he told Sky Sports Cook, who retired from international cricket last year.”This is the first time that he has entered a World Cup, England has such a stable team, everything looks very good from the outside, they have all the options covered.”
England could not face the high expectations in the 2017 Champions Trophy when they lost to the eventual winners of Pakistan in the semifinals.Cooking is positive, such points can only make a team stronger mentally.
Since the beginning of last year, England has excelled in the ODI bilateral series against the holders of the World Cup, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and India.
“They had that error in the Champions Trophy (2017), where they lost in the semifinal against Pakistan when they were favorites, but those minimums are needed to be able to grow as a team,” he added.”They’re favorites, this is a great opportunity for Eoin (Morgan) and the boys to play a fantastic cricket.”
“There are winners of matches throughout the team, there are hitters who can win games on their own, and in the last six or eight months the bowling has really started, I think they will win.”