As the days are coming closer for the most awaited World Cup 2019 Tournament, every single fan of cricket is excited to see their favorite or home team performing in England and Wales from 30th May 2019 to 14th July 2019.
Through this article, we are going to provide you some details regarding the previous performances of each team participating in the tournament. Also, we have talked about the game changer player from each team who might shine in the upcoming tournament. So let’s get started:
Talking about Team India performances in the past few years has been remarkable and under Virat Kohli’s leadership, the team India will enter as the favorite team in the World Cup 2019.
Indian Cricket Team has been winning the recent series in Australia and New Zealand. India had an outstanding 2018 with ODI wins in South Africa (5-1), and West Indies (3-1) as well as the Asia Cup title in the UAE.
India has won the world cup for two times that is in the year 1983 and in 2011 edition. India was also the runner up in 2003 edition against Australia.
Indian Cricket Team game changer in World Cup 2019 might be Kuldeep Yadav who can take a lead in the bowling department. Talking about his ODI matches scores in last year, then he has claimed 45 wickets in 19 ODI matches.
Since the world cup has been established in the year 1975, team England has been featured in every single tournament of it. England has still to fight harder in order to win the world cup as their team has not yet won the title for even once since the tournament establishment.
Talking about England performances in the previous year’s world cup has been a bit disappointing. In 2015 edition of a world cup, team England was knocked out from the group stage only after losing the group match with Bangladesh. Out of the last five World Cups, England for the third time goes out in the group stage.
In the initial edition of a world cup, team England performed very competitively as well as remarkable too but still never won the title. However, it became the runner-up in the year 1979, 1987 and 1992 edition. But in the recent edition, the performance is not up to the mark.
The game changer for team England might be Jos Buttler who has scored six ODI hundreds and claims an outstanding strike rate of just fewer than 117.
Team South Africa
Since the time of the tournament started in the year 1975, South Africa never got the title for once in the span of world cup edition till date. In the year 2015 World Cup campaign, they reached quarter-finals but was knocked-out further then.
This is quite a disappointment for all the supporters and fans of South-Africa cricket team and this time they have to work hard in order to attain the title for their country, fans, and supporters.
The South-African team game changer might be David Miller who is an influential batsman proficient of shifting the course of a match as well as a remarkable fielder.
Team West Indies
The champions of the first two World Cups that is in the year 1975 and 1979, the West Indies seem fated to tolerate a twisting tournament in spite of their latest Test series win over England on home ground.
The team which won the first opening world cup tournament in 1975 as well as the following 1975 edition turned out to be great displeasure of not winning it again since then. In 1983 edition West Indies was the runner up against Team India but since then it was not listed in the winners’ list as well as in the runner up list too. The performance of West Indies was great back in the initial tournaments but now it is absolutely not up to the mark.
The West-Indies game changer might be Shimron Hetmyer who can possibly stand out for his team. He has also led West Indies to the world under-19 title in the year 2016.
Yet Bangladesh is another team who has not won any of the world cup edition titles since 1975 and has also not shown up in runner up list. But the team performances in other cricket tournaments in previous years are quite building up.
In the previous year of 2018, Bangladesh won 13 fixtures out of 20 ODI matches, behind only England and India in terms of the number of wins. It seems to be like that team Bangladesh is working had in improving their performance and might give a remarkable performance in the upcoming world cup tournament.
The game changer of Bangladesh team might be Mustafizur Rahman who is the only Bangladeshi to feature in the year 2018 ICC’s ODI team of the year.
Team New Zealand
The Blacks Caps has not yet won the championship title but yet has given a great competition to Australia in the previous edition of 2015 where Australia won the title. Till now, the team has reached semi-finals rounds six times in World Cup’s editions.
The game changer of New-Zealand might be Lockie Ferguson whose speedy bowling gives trouble to other batsmen. The Black Caps may possibly be looking to upgrade up the aggression and give them an intimidation factor at his first World Cup.
The 1996 World Cup Championship winner has given a decent performance in the World Cup series. In the 2007 and 2011, Sri-Lanka got the runner-up position against Australia and India respectively.
But in the recent time, it is covered up with allegations and is the center of match-fixing and corruption ahead of a Test against England last year. The performance of the team is decent in the previous year.
The game changer of Sri-Lanka might be Lasith Malinga who is the best player in the bowling department. He is also the key to any chance of Sri Lanka making an influence in England and Wales.
Afghanistan has made fast paces from the time when they featured in the 2015 World Cup for the first time but had to bear a nerve-racking qualifying contest in Zimbabwe to make the 2019 edition. The team should not be under-rated at all as at the year 2018 in the Asia Cup tournament, they beat Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and tied contrary to ultimate champions India.
The game changer of Afghanistan might be Leg-spinner Rashid Khan who might shine out in the upcoming tournament. He is considered to be the fastest to reach 100 ODI wickets in 44 matches.
Australia has been the consistent champions of the World Cup series and is the defending champions of World Cup 2019. They won their first world cup winning a title in the year 1987 and since then they have won four other world cup championship trophy in the edition of 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015.
In the runner up list, team Australia has been there for 2 times such as in 1975 against West Indies and in the year 1996 against Sri Lanka. Team Australia is the most successful team in the tournament’s history.
In the previous edition of the tournament, Australia won against New Zealand from seven wickets. Though there is no doubt that it is the strongest team since last year the team is struggling to win other tournaments to keep up with other teams. Australia has to work upon it in order to defend their championship title.
The game changer of Australia might be Steve Smith and David Warner who after their one-year bans over the ball-tampering affair got eligible to play as their ban expire. They might be the complete game changer in the tournament and the expectations are also high from them who have played 214 ODIs and scored 7,774 runs.
In the meantime, team Pakistan is the most unpredictable one as it is not certain in the previous few matches held in the previous year. Pakistan has won the world cup tournament at once in the year 1992 edition against England.
Under Sarfraz Ahmed leadership, Pakistan has shown some talent whether it is Mohammad Amir or Usman Shinwari as well as Hasan Ali. The batting department of Pakistan is not up to the mark and that’s why they are lacking behind right now. In order to win the title, they have to work on their batting department more.
The game changer of Pakistan team might be Babar Azam who has an ODI average of more than 51 and has also hit eight centuries and 10 50s.