Many cricketers have shared their opinions on the outcomes of World Cup 2019 and former cricketer and West Indian legend Brian Lara feels that India are the favourites to lift the trophy. “India are capable of playing all around the world. India start as favourites,” the 49-year-old said while speaking at Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai.
Lara also said that if the final happens to be an ‘India vs Pakistan’ clash, it will be interesting match to watch. “The Champions Trophy final a couple of years ago, Pakistan versus India… that would be a wonderful final to see again,” he added.
Lara also said that weather will play an important part in World Cup 2019 tournament, which is scheduled at England and Wales. “The World Cup is going to be very dependent on weather. The English weather, you never know what it is going to be like. England in England are a tough opposition but they are also a team that knows how to lose important matches,” he said.
Talking about his home team West Indies, Lara pointed out that his country are unpredictable and can beat any team on their day. “I was not surprised when Pakistan won the Champions Trophy. I felt that even though they are a team that are inconsistent, they do have players that can win any tournament. The West Indies are similar. Very inconsistent, but on their day they can beat any team,” he added.