ICC World Cup 2019: Nasser Hussain predicts semi-finalists of the tournament
After Sunday’s IPL final between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, the cricketing fraternity will shift its on the ICC World Cup 2019 starting from May 30. A little more than a fortnight before the tournament opener, former England captain Nasser Hussain picked the four semi-finalists of the World Cup.
According to Hussain, India, hosts England, Pakistan and Australia will be the ones to reach the semi-finals of upcoming ODI World Cup.
Speaking on the ICC Cricket World Cup Preview show on Sky Sports, Hussain said: “You look at India, they travel so well. They’re in the mix.
There’s pressure on England at home but they are a great side. And I think New Zealand and Pakistan can both surprise people. I’m going with that four,” the former England skipper added.
The ICC World Cup 2019 will be played in a different format than the last few editions of the tournament. There are no groups and all 10 teams – England, Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, West Indies, Afghanistan and South Africa – will face each other in first round with the top four teams qualifying for the semi-finals.
Hosts England will take on South Africa in the tournament opener on May 30. India start their campaign on June 5 against South Africa.
The warm-up games for World Cup 2019 will begin from May 24 with Pakistan facing Afghanistan. Each team will play 2 warm-up games before the tournament.