The 12th edition of the World Cup is less than a month away and the former, as well as current players, have started their prediction. England’s veteran pacer Stuart Broad has also thrown his hat into the ring for the prediction game. When Cricket World Cup Twitter handler asked their fans who could be the leading run-getter of the upcoming ODI showpiece, Stuart Broad backed his teammate and Test captain Joe Root.
Meanwhile, Joe Root is one of the best batsmen in the world. The talisman batsman is known to play an anchor’s role and he would be given the role to bat through the innings by the England team management.
Root is going to be the focal point for England.
Consequently, Joe Root is going to be the fulcrum of England’s batting order. The English team have some aggressive batsmen in their batting order and thus Joe Root’s role is going to be pivotal in the team.
Furthermore, Joe Root has all the experience under his belt and he would be playing in his own conditions. Hence, the right-hander will like to come up with his best in the World Cup 2019. The England Test skipper has thus far scored 5097 runs at a sublime average of 50.47 and strike rate of 86.73 in 126 One Day Internationals he has played.
Meanwhile, Joe Root is perched at the sixth position in the ICC ODI rankings with 782 rating points under his belt. On the other hand, England is at the numero uno position in the rankings ladder. Thus, England is one of the biggest contenders for the upcoming mega event. England will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on 30th May at Kennington Oval.
Prior to the World Cup, England will play one T20I and five One Day Internationals against Pakistan. The first ODI will take place on 8th May.
Here is Stuart Broad prediction:
Joe Root 🏴
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) May 5, 2019