Pakistan teaches Mickey Arthur says there are ‘as much as seven teams’ capable of triumphing the 2019 World Cup, with Australia one of the favorites.
Australia won the last match in 2015 but have been not the notion of as one of the leading contenders ahead of the summer after a dark 12 months both on and rancid the field.
They have enjoyed an outstanding turnaround on account that Christmas, however, winning eight successive one-day internationals to attract with India and beat Pakistan 5-zero.
Following Pakistan’s demoralizing collection defeat, head instructs Arthur said: ‘I really suppose Australia is [capable of winning the World Cup]. They’re journeying clearly properly.
All the final jigsaw parts are coming collectively properly. Australia appearance a totally, very good aspect.
‘They will be a risk at the World Cup… I suppose there are as much as seven teams that may win the World Cup.’
Pakistan rested some of the stars within the collection however Australia’s World Cup XI may also appear different this summer time.
Impressive fast bowler Pat Cummins only performed one of the five matches and Steve Smith and David Warner ought to go back to the facet after serving their 12-month bans for ball-tampering.
Arthur, who coached Australia among 2011 and 2013, brought: ‘You get Warner and Smith again, you placed Starc and Cummins lower back into that line-up. It’s pretty ambitious.’
Batsman Usman Khawaja enjoyed prolific series against India and Pakistan, scoring centuries and five fifties inside the ten matches.
And Arthur believes the 32-yr-old has developed into one of the great gamers inside the global.
‘He constantly was a class participant,’ Arthur stated. ‘He appears to have taken this recreation to the subsequent stage.
‘He’s a number of the top batsmen within the international cricket now. That’s not unexpected. Because he already had that capability.’