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ICC World Cup 2019: Potential semi-finalists team

ICC CWC 2019 is on the peak, this is the first weekend of the championship and the top 10 teams are fighting against each other to won the Crown. As we all know there are only 4 teams out of 10 will go to the semi-final and rest will go back to home. Out of 4 semi-finalists, 2 will play the final match of ICC Cricket world cup 2019. The cricket is the game of uncertainties and no one knows exactly who will be the winner and will take the trophy to the home. But we can predict the top 4 semi-finalists of ICC World Cup 2019 on the bases of performance of the teams. There is a total of 10 teams playing Cricket World cup 2019 including, Australia, India, West Indies, South Africa, England, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

This time The tournament is playing in England, the host of the league playing great in all the matches. On the bases of 2018-19 crickets, stats and Current result of Wolrd cup 2019 find out the 4 potential finalist teams of World Cup 2019. Let’s have a look at the predicted Semi-finalist of ICC Wolrd cup 2019:

ICC World Cup 2019:  who will be in semi final
ICC World Cup 2019: Potential semi-finalists list

England

England is the hosting country of 2019 cricket world cup and seems the strongest team of the series. Eng has great chances to be a semi-finalist of the world cup 2019. Recently England won its one-day matches tournament from West Indies. the England team has a strong lineup of players including the top-ranked players Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett and David Willey. Recently England won against South Africa, In warm-up matches, England also performs great, the team just lost against Pak.

Joe Root, Ben Stoke, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali are the strongest players of the team and have great potential to win the match against any team.

Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

Australia

There is no doubt about this team victory condition, Aus will reach in the semi-final for sure or can be a finalist as well. The Australian team won the World cup trophy 5 times, also becomes the runner up team many times. the Australian team has a great lineup of batsmen and bowlers. During Aus vs WE CWC 2019 Mitchell Starc took 5 wickets by giving 42 runs, Just because of this Bawler Aus won the match against Windies. Adam Zampa and Marcus Stoinis also good when it comes to bowl.

The Aus team has the batsman who is able to set a great run target like Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins and Jason Behrendorff. Still, in World cup 2019 Aus team is on top and didn’t lose any match of the series. The Aus team defeat West Indies, England, Afghanistan and many other teams.

Squad: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon.

India

Indian teams improved a lot in the last few years after the captaincy of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. Both these Indian players make the Indian team very stringer and proved the best Indian team captains. India won the World cup trophy two times in 1983 and in 2011. However, in 2015 World cup Indian team didn’t perform good but this time India is the 3rd potential team can be the semi-finalist.

Indian team best players are Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, K L Rahul, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. Jasprit Bumrah is the best bowler in the present ranking, Chahal also performs great in the match against South Africa, took 4 wickets with a very economical rate. Bumrah is a wicket-taking bowler. It is hard to play for any batsman in front of this great bowler.

The Indian team has strong batting line up including the batsman Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Hardik Panday and Dinesh Kartik. There is no doubt about the potential of Rohit, MS and Virat. In the previous match against SA, Rohit made 122 runs and didn’t out up to end of the match. Hardi Pandya is a big hitter can even win the match in last overs.

Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, K L Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami.

New Zealand

The 4th team we have predicted is for the semi-final is New Zealand. The NZ team won the first two match of World cup 2019 from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In warm-up matches, the team also won both matches. From the last previous months, the NZ team won almost tournaments. The Kiwi players have great potential to win the series even.

The NZ team’s strongest players are  Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, and Trent Boult. Kane Williamson is the captain of the team.

Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Tom Blundell (wk), Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Jimmy Neesham.

Final Words

So these are the 4 teams can be the semi-finalist of ICC cricket world cup 2019. This is our prediction based on the current stats of World cup 2019 matches, however, incoming time West Indies or Pak can replace the two team listed above but for now, these are the strongest team of the tournament.

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019 POINTS TABLE

No. Teams P W L T NR PTS NRR
1 New Zealand 2 2 0 0 0 4 +2.279
2 Australia 2 2 0 0 0 4 +1.059
3 West Indies 2 1 1 0 0 2 +2.054
4 England 2 1 1 0 0 2 +0.900
5 India 1 1 0 0 0 2 +0.302
6 Bangladesh 2 1 1 0 0 2 +0.008
7 Sri Lanka 2 1 1 0 0 2 -1.517
8 Pakistan 2 1 1 0 0 2 -2.412
9 South Africa 3 0 3 0 0 0 -0.952
10 Afghanistan 2 0 2 0 0 0 -1.264

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