Ganguly talked about that this World Cup will doubtless be a number of the keenly contested tournaments with almost definitely the easiest format.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. ({Photograph} Provide: Twitter)

The 12th model of the cricket World Cup is little larger than a month away. The fever is steadily rising as the entire 10 collaborating teams have launched their respective squads. That’s the major time since 1992 that every one teams will play in opposition to 1 one other in a spherical robin league format with the best four point-getters advancing to the semi-finals. The first sport is scheduled between hosts England and South Africa, who’ve misplaced throughout the semi-finals four events since collaborating of their first WC in 1992.

India will doubtless be collaborating of their first sport in opposition to South Africa on June 5 and can be the ultimate group to launch their advertising and marketing marketing campaign. The group will doubtless be led by Virat Kohli, the 10th Indian to captain in a World Cup. It can doubtless be the third WC for Kohli whereas Mahendra Singh Dhoni will doubtless be making his fourth and final look throughout the massive event.

Ganguly acquired right here very close to win WC nonetheless misplaced to Ponting in final of 2003

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who’s at current busy as a result of the mentor of Delhi Capitals throughout the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), has provide you with his opinion on the quadrennial event. He feels this WC will doubtless be a number of the keenly contested tournaments with almost definitely the easiest format.

The earlier batsman moreover predicted four teams that may attain the semi-finals they usually’re: India, Australia, England and Pakistan. The ultimate time these four teams had made the WC semi-final was in 1987 and it was Australia who had gone on to win the trophy – their maiden.

“It’s going to be a number of the keenly contested World Cups with almost definitely the easiest format. The simplest four teams will attain the semi-finals and my select for the four semi-final spots might be India, Australia, England and Pakistan,” Ganguly was quoted as saying on Scroll.in.

Ganguly had come close to profitable the World Cup for India as a result of the second captain after Kapil Dev in 2003 nonetheless his side was clobbered throughout the final by Ricky Ponting’s Australia that yr. Nonetheless, MS Dhoni went on to grow to be the second skipper after the legendary cricketer to win India their second title in 2011.

England, at current ranked No.1 in ODIs, are being seen as scorching favourites to win the match this time. The Three Lions have on no account gained it earlier and accomplished as a result of the runners-up thrice (1979, 1987 and 1992).