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This is perhaps the first time that England have entered a World Cup this century as favourites. England are the only team to have lost three World Cup finals. However, they are being widely tipped to go all the way this year. No team has won more games than them since the conclusion of the last World Cup. Since 2016, they have scored 400 or more runs in an ODI innings thrice while no other team has scored even once.

Currently the best ranked ODI side in the world, England have looked the most dangerous side in recent times. What brightens their chances even more is their incredible record at home. Since the last World Cup, they have only lost nine of 47 ODIs. With form, momentum on their side as well as the home advantage, England do have a huge chance of breaking their World Cup duck.

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England’s team, meanwhile, are not represented by only native players.  The European nation has always reaped the benefits of the services of players born in different nations and the current squad is not an exception either.

So here we take a look at players in the current squad who were born in different countries:

Ben Stokes:

Five Players Born In Different Country But Are Playing For England In World Cup 2019
Ben Stokes. Twitter

One of the best allrounder across formats in the world right now, Stokes was born in New Zealand. In fact, his father also played rugby for New Zealand. However, Stokes and his family shifted to England when he was young. It was in England, Stokes developed a liking for cricket and started honing his skills.

Durham handed him a two-year contract and there has been no looking back since then. Stokes made his England debut as a 19-year old and is now one of the most important members of the team.

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