Former West Indies World Cup-winning skipper Clive Lloyd feels all the top four teams who make it to the semifinals can win the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. As per the current scenario, Australia, New Zealand, India, and host England occupy the top four spots in the points table.
Top four teams can win the title: Lloyd
Defending champions Australia are currently at the top spot with five wins from six matches while New Zealand occupy the second spot. The Kiwis are still unbeaten in this World Cup winning four games while on ended in a washout. Hosts England sit on the third place with four wins and India are the other team to complete the top four. The Men in Blues have won three of the four matches while their game against New Zealand ended in a washout.
West Indies legend Clive Lloyd admitted that it is difficult to pick a winner at this stage of the tournament. Moreover, he said that any top four teams can win the World Cup and Lloyd admitted he can’t wait for it to unfold.
“As it currently stands, it is hard to pick an overall winner as we move past the halfway stage of this fascinating tournament. Any of the top four could be holding the trophy aloft come July 14, I can’t wait to see how it unfolds,” Lloyd said to ICC.
Furthermore, West Indies received a major blow when they suffered a thumping loss against Bangladesh. Clive Lloyd said that there are still chances of the team from the Caribbean Islands to progress to the semifinals. But Lloyd feels it is important for them to finish the tournament on a good note.
‘There is still a mathematical chance that the West Indies can make the semi-finals. And even though it is looking increasingly unlikely, it is absolutely vital that they try and finish the tournament on a high note,” he concluded.