England – Cricket World Cup 2019

England – Cricket World Cup 2019

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Introduction

Well, wouldn’t you like to be Eoin Morgan! A well-settled opening pair, a solid middle-order, an array of quality All Rounders, arguably the best ODI spinner in the world currently and more than handy crop of fast bowlers. The cherry on this cake – World Cup is in your backyard. The chocolate sauce on that cherry – the format calls for consistency, eliminates “flash-in-the-pan” advantage and allows for minor lapses.

Introduction
SWOT
Roster
Schedule
Mihir’s SWOT Analysis
CWC 2019 England Mihir SWOT
strengths
  1. Plenty. Period.
  2. Solid bench strength, like-for-like replacements and conditions-specific as well.
  3. Lot of bowling options, even within the first-choice playing XI.
weaknesses
  1. If I had to point out one, it could be “predictability”. While it is not a weakness if your set and desired methods work, it sure is one when the opponent turns out to be smart enough to recognise the predictability and work around it.
opportunities
  1. Win the World Cup. Yes, I said it, as have many people. If this isn’t a perfect opportunity for them, I don’t know when it’ll be next.
threats
  1. The clichéd ones – burden of expectations, pressure of winning getting hard on them, etc.
  2. Template not working – I fear England’s roster isn’t dynamic enough (at least not on paper) to accommodate changes to approach in gameplay should the preferred one not work out.
key player
Adil Rashid –> Yes, for me it is this bloke. It will be his ability to control runs in the middle overs and/or take wickets that will be instrumental in England’s success (or failure). After all, he was England’s leading wicket-taker in ODIs in 2018 and only 3rd overall, behind Rashid Khan and Kuldeep Yadav.
prediction
Let me join the sea of people and say that England have the best chances of winning this World Cup.
Roster
CWC 2019 England Roster
Schedule
CWC 2019 England Schedule

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