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WC 2019: Hot conditions in World Cup could help sub-continental teams more, feels Kevin Pietersen

The heat conditions in England were cited as something that would benefit India last year when the Virat Kohli team toured the country for a complete series. Even though India was beaten 1-4 in the Test series, the climate theory has been floated this year again, before the ICC World Cup begins on May 30. The WC, the equipment of the subcontinent will have an advantage. He added that the green tones, on the other hand, will help the hosts more. India is the only team in the subcontinent that has won a World Cup in England so far (1983).

England will play against South Africa in the first WC game at the Oval, while the final will be played at the Lord’s on July 14. This is the fifth time that England receives a WC after 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999. Windies won in 1975 and 1979, Australia won the 1999 edition.

Pietersen, who played in the 2007 World Cup and scored more than 13,000 international races with 32 hundreds, also made an analogy with a last Test against India. “We started a test against India in 2000 something. The first day was an absolutely green surface, but by the end of the second day, it was completely dry. “It never rained, but the moisture that was absorbed by the system dried up completely and exhausted the grass of the land,” India Today reportedly quoted a 38-year-old boy as saying.

“If the conditions are similar last summer, then I can say that the subcontinental teams will have a huge role in the World Cup.” If they are not and it is horrible, green and with seams everywhere, it will play in favor of England. ”

Pietersen warns England against swinging ball

The former batting hitter, however, warned that if the ball swung as it did in the recent series between England and the Windies, the hosts could be in trouble. England have played the final of three WCs to date, including one at home in 1979, but they could never have the smile of the winners.

“The only drawback for England is that, although they have the license to advance from the first ball.” But, in those conditions of rocking and sewing, it is quite difficult, as we saw in the West Indies in Barbados, where the ball grew a little and the West Indies knocked down England (in the test). “


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