ICC World Cup 2019: Andrew Flintoff Predicts Virat Kohli-led Indian Team Will Be Knocked Out By England
The first game of the tournament has already shown the brilliance of England team in the ODI format of the game. Despite not getting the decent start, they managed to cross 300-mark on the board with the help of some decent knocks by Roy, Joe Root and the man-of-the-match Ben Stokes. Meanwhile, Andrew Flintoff believes England has every chance to win the cup and also gave his predictions on the other teams.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has often been termed as the favourites to win the cup alongside the Indian National Cricket Team. In between, Andrew Flintoff believes that India will reach the finals or Semifinals only to be beaten by the England team.
Australia is one of the semifinalists – Andrew Flintoff
Initially, he started with Bangladesh team saying that they don’t suit to English conditions, which didn’t make them any threat. He feels that Windies have always got the goods to win the cup while Australia, who are the defending champions will be in the semifinals of the tournament.
For Pakistan, Andrew Flintoff believes that Pakistan is always good at cracking the tournaments. Further, the 41-year-old said he won’t give much hope to New Zealand in the United Kingdom tournament but despite admitting that he ‘likes’ the New Zealanders.
“Not giving them much hope, to be honest, but I like the New Zealanders,” Andrew Flintoff was quoted as saying in a video shared by Cricket World Cup on Twitter.
Mentioning Afghanistan, the former All-rounder insisted that Afghanistan side will pull up a major upset in the World Cup. Surprisingly, Flintoff felt that Sri Lanka has got the chance to win the cup, as they always played brilliantly in the ICC events. However, Sri Lanka is currently in the transition phase.
And finally, coming to Virat Kohli-led Indian side, Andrew Flintoff said that the Indian team would reach semifinals or finals of the tournament only to be beaten by the Eoin Morgan-led England side. Declaring the winners, Andrew Flintoff asserted that England would seal the cup.