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'That’s England In Semis' – Gilchrist’s Cheeky Response to a Crashing Voice

Cricketnext Staff |May 22, 2019, 8:18 PM IST
'That’s England In Semis' – Gilchrist’s Cheeky Response to a Crashing Voice

Australia look a formidable side heading on to the World Cup with the return of stalwarts David Warner and Steve Smith. They came into the tourney on the back of two away series wins over India and Pakistan to boost their spirits.

Former Aussie legend Adam Gilchrist reflected upon the same as he termed Australia favorites to win the 2019 mega event. As he was speaking to the media, there was a funny incident that took place.

There was a crashing voice in the background and Gilchrist cheekily responded, “That’s a proper demolition, that. That was England in the semis.”

Gilchrist further went on to tell that the expectations on the hosts will be huge as they are a good one-day side at the moment. In the ICC ODI rankings too, they hold the No.1 position.

While England will be favourites to win the World Cup, their history in the knockouts hasn’t been great. They have never won the title, having ended as runners-up thrice in 1979, 1987 and 1992.

Hence, the Englishmen will be keen on ending their World Cup drought. The recent dominating series win against Pakistan will surely boost their confidence ahead of the big tournament.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
7 6 1 0 12 +0.90
2
NZ
6 5 0 1 11 +1.30
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
7 4 3 0 8 +1.05
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
7
PAK
6 2 3 1 5 -1.26
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4674 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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