Team England

WORLD CUP 2019 TEAM ANALYSIS AND PREVIEW

Team England

The lowdown
Title odds 3.45
To reach semi-final 1.14
To reach final 1.83

 

Captain Eoin Morgan & Coach Trevor Bayliss

 

Titles 0 -2015 Group stage

Last two years win % 74
Win bat first % 63
Win bat second % 85
Batting average rank 2nd
Batting strike rate rank 1st
Bowling economy rank 5th
Bowling strike rate rank 4th
Top runscorer 1,631 Joe Root
Top wicket-taker 68 Adil Rashid
Game changer Jofra Archer

The pressure on England to win a major ODI trophy is well and truly on. The side has been playing an aggressive brand of cricket ever since its humiliating exit from the ICC World Cup 2015 with the defeat against Bangladesh being its lowest point.
England has a lot to prove with the ball. You can’t win a World Cup without being good at every skill set. And when you look at title winners of the past, none had such concerns over the most important facet of the 50-over game.

Positives/Negatives

The best batting unit Hosts have a poor record in World Cups
Root’s run making in all conditions Unconvincing bowling unit
Adil Rashid’s metronomic Rashid’s wicket-taking Prone to self-destruct on trickier wickets
Jofra Archer’s pace Prone to self-destruct on trickier wickets

Squad Breakdown

Jason Roy

Openers

Jonny Bairstow

 

Middle-order

Joe Root

Eoin Morgan

Jos Buttler

Moeen Ali

Liam Dawson

 

All-rounders

Moeen Ali

Chris Woakes

All-rounders Stokes

Buttler

Wicketkeepers

Jonny Bairstow

Adil Rashid

Moeen Ali

Pace bowlers

Liam Plunkett

Mark Wood

Jofra Archer

Probable XI Roy, Bairstow, Root, Morgan, Stokes, Buttler, Ali, Rashid, Plunkett, Willey, Archer

World Cup 2019 Prediction: Winners

 

BY – Dinesh Dinnu

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