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Mohammad Azharuddin backs this side to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and it's not England

Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin backs this side to lift the World Cup and predicts how far England will go in this edition of the ICC World Cup. Tap to read
Mohammad Azharuddin backs this side to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and it's not EnglandMohammad Azharuddin backs this side to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and it's not England
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Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin was one among the many in the cricketing fraternity to praise Virat Kohli and his men for their performance in the ICC World Cup 2019. He was quite impressed with the performance of the side and backed them to remain unbeaten till 14th July and lift the coveted trophy for the third time after 1983 and 2011.

Till date, India has remained unbeaten in the tournament beating South Africa, Australia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and West Indies. The other game against New Zealand was washed out without a single ball being bowled. They are currently sitting pretty at second spot in the points table with 11 points from six games with a healthy Net Run Rate (NRR). A win in any of the remaining three games would secure the side a place in the semi-finals of the tournament.

"India will remain unbeaten till 14th July, I think. It appears that way. It looks like that. India are a very happy team. Everybody is performing. I don't see any reason why they can't go all the way," the former Indian skipper told.

When asked about India's next opponent, England, he said, "England's morale is down. They have a very good side but I think they are struggling. They won't even qualify for the semi-final. That would be a disappointment."

The only issue that Team India would need to sort out is the number four batting position. Vijay Shankar has failed to produce match-winning performances at that position in the limited opportunities he has got.

"We need to play the best side. Vijay Shankar has a lot of talent and skill. But he doesn't have the experience. I think we should go with Rishabh Pant. He has done well against England in the Tests," he said.

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