Gavaskar and Irfan Pathan give contrasting winners for the World Cup

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With the ODI World Cup only 5 days away, cricket experts are already starting to choose favorites for the coveted trophy.

In the same vein, former cricketers, Sunil Gavaskar and Irfan Pathan have also chosen their favourites.

According to former India skipper, Gavaskar, defending champions England can once again get glory.

This is because he feels that they have a very potent and well-built squad that can take on any opposition.

Meanwhile, the defending champs will once again face 2019’s runners-up, New Zealand at Ahmedabad on the 5th of October.

Additionally, India will start off their campaign against Australia on the 8th of October at Chennai.

Talking about England, their side is getting a further boost from the addition of Ben Stokes.

Says Gavaskar on England winning the Cup,

The defending champions, England, because of the kind of talent that they have at, at the top of the order, the batting order, they’ve got two or three world-class all-rounders who can change the game with both bat and ball. They’ve also got a very good bowling line-up, an experienced bowling line-up, so at the moment in my book certainly.

Irfan Pathan very much in favour of India lifting the World Cup

Meanwhile, former India allrounder, Irfan Pathan has contradicted Gavaskar by saying that India will be able to lift its third ICC ODI World Cup trophy.

This is because Pathan feels that India is perfectly aligned at the moment and has ticked all of their boxes and has winning momentum behind them.

Recently, India won the Asia Cup and then defeated Australia on home soil in the ODI series 2-1.

Says Pathan on India winning the Cup,

I’m very excited to see how India performs and I really think they are one of the favourites, for sure because especially last couple of series, like Asia Cup, and the way India played against Australia as well in the home conditions. I think they are ticking all the boxes.

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