The World Cup 2019 has finally commenced after so much anticipation and the tournament opener lived up to the expectation as the hosts England defeated South Africa. It will be a long tournament for most of the team as all of the teams will be playing as many as nine matches to make it to the knockout stage. In order to reach the semis, teams will require consistency as the cricket experts have put their prediction hats on. Recently, former New Zealand skipper, Brendon McCullum has come out with the outcomes of the league stage.
According to him, England and India will enter the semis as the top two teams and he feels that the host will lose just one game that too against Australia while the Men in Blue will be defeated by the hosts and they will win all the remaining games. McCullum also went on to back Afghanistan to be at the seventh position after nine matches with two wins over Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
McCullum took to his official Instagram account to post the prediction in which he claimed that Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will only manage to win just one match. Interestingly, he feels that the Islanders will be defeating the Windies and will face a loss against the rest of the sides.
As for the semi-finalists apart from India and England, McCullum reckons that Australia will be the third to go through with six wins and three losses to Windies, India and Pakistan. He also predicted a four-way tie for the fourth position between the Windies, Pakistan, South Africa, and New Zealand.
Moreover, Brendon also reckons that India will continue having a lid over Pakistan in the ICC mega event and reckons that rain will play a huge part in deciding the fourth team.
Here’s his post of the form Kiwi skipper:
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World Cup game by game predictions. 4 teams will fight out the 4th qualifying spot and net run rate will decide who progresses. Rain and luck will likely play a part as well. I hope Nz gets that little bit of luck and can qualify. Enjoy the 6 week celebration of the best players on the planet. 🤙🏼 #CWC2019