India one of the favourites for World Cup, says Rahul Dravid

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Rahul Dravid is pretty much confident for Team India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, who hopes Men in Blue to reach the peak as they go one of the favorites into the tournament, beginning on May 30 in England and Wales.

The Wall said, “I think India are playing very good cricket at the moment and go in as one of the favorites. Hopefully, we will peak in the next few months.”

The former Indian captain on Thursday reportedly said this on the sidelines of India A’s series against England Lions.

India looked superior as they have secured series wins against South Africa, West Indies, Australia, and New Zealand, and also clinched the Asia Cup last year.

Rahul Dravid added saying, “Wickets will be very flat in England and I expect it to be quite a high-scoring World Cup. When we (India A) were in England with A team, 300 was regularly scored.”

Currently, he’s the head coach of India A and India Under 19.

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The last World Cup was held in England in 1999, in which Dravid was the top-scorer with 461 runs. The former captain emphasized on saying that the forthcoming tournament will be different from this in 1999, mainly due to batting-friendly wickets in England.

He continued saying that, “A lot more runs will be scored compared to the 1999 World Cup, where we used the Dukes white ball. The white Kookaburra with two new balls, revised field restrictions (three Powerplays as opposed to mandatory 15-over restrictions in 1999) are different, so you cannot compare the two World Cups.”

The very much-awaited ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 is scheduled from May 30 to July 14.

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