ICC cricket world cup is about to begin and predictions are on track that who will win 2015 world cup. Well we have already talked about top teams of tournament who may become world champions this time. Today we are going to tale about the underdogs of 2015 cricket world cup beginning from 14 Feb.
England and Pakistan cricket teams are ate underdogs of ICC world cup and they can surprise any team in the tournament. Let’s have a look at these sides why they are the underdogs of competition.
England Cricket Team
You may be surprised to find England’s name in this list because nobody is expecting that English side can perform well in 2015 world cup. The fact is they have been facing defeats in ODI series for more than one and half years. They are not getting wins and even they are not having big names. Controversies are also attached with England. Just two months before of world cup their regular captain Alistair Cook had been removed and Morgan was given charge to lead the side.
After this when team comes to Australia for tri-series England captain Eoin Morgan is trapped in a controversy with a female. So the days for England cricket team are not going well. In these bad days, still something good is there for English team as they have beaten 2015 world cup defending champions India in tri-series match by a big margin with a bonus point.
Batting has been performing well for England team. Openers Moeen Ali and Ian Bell are in good touch along with middle order batsmen Morgan and Root. Bowling is always been powerful for England as Anderson, Finn, Ali and Broad. So these guys can make England team star in the world cup and they can win title for the first time in the history of tournament.
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England cricket team has played three world cup finals before in 1979, 1987 and 1992 but every time they failed to clinch the title. So we can hope that England can make everyone surprise in the upcoming ICC world cup 2015.
Pakistan Cricket Team
1992 cricket world cup champions Pakistan are the underdogs in 2015 world cup. Pakistan cricket team is not a favorite side to win this year’s title as they were favorites to win 2011 world cup where they were knocked out in the semifinal. One of the best reasons that Pakistanis are not strong candidate to win world cup as they are un-predictable team. They can score 300 in one match and the very next day you’ll find them whole team got all out in 150.
In the recent time PAK didn’t play too much cricket so they are out from the international cricket as well. But don’t underestimate 1992 world cup champions as they always bring surprise and earn win in big matches and events. Pakistan can surprise everyone in this world cup though people are not considering them as favorites. PAK head coach Waqar Younis also believes that they don’t have big pressure as they are not favorites to claim title.
Last cricket world cup playing Pakistan players Shahid Afridi, captain Misbah-ul-haq and Younis Khan will be eager to end their career with a big win and what it will be better than if they can lift the world cup for nation. Fast bowlers Irfan, Riaz, Adil can be helpful on Australia/New Zealand pitches and conditions. So Pakistan is an underdog side in ICC world cup.
What do you say about England and Pakistan; are these two underdogs or favorites to win 2015 world cup?