England, India Favourites But Competition In World Cup Will Be Tight, Says McGrath


Australian fast bowling great Glenn McGrath today picked India and England as the favorites to win the upcoming World Cup and said that the bowling unit will hold the key to the fortunes of Virat Kohli’s men in the 50-over showpiece.

McGrath also said, Australia’s recent limited-overs series wins over India have improved their chances of winning the World Cup which begins on May 30 in the United Kingdom.

“The top two teams are going to be England and India. England had a tough time in West Indies and India lost to Australia. So, the competition will be tighter. Australia’s chances have improved after their ODI and T20 win over India,” he said.

“The fact that Australia won the T20 series and the ODIs against India in India will boost their confidence. With those two (Steve Smith and David Warner) coming back, the team will be strengthened. Those players were missed during the Australian summer,” he added.