Former England captain Nasser Hussain(AP)
Former England captain Nasser Hussain(AP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Nasser Hussain predicts semi-finalists of the tournament

A little more than a fortnight before the tournament opener, former England captain Nasser Hussain picked the four semi-finalists of the World Cup
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 02:53 PM IST

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.

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