England middle order batsman, Ian Bell has picked his top three teams that are favorite to win the upcoming 2019 World Cup, and Pakistan is one of them.
Bell, being an Englishmen naturally picked his team among the favorites, however Champions Trophy winners Pakistan and finalist India are in the run as well.
“I think people are saying they [England] are the favorites and rightly so,” Bell told Sky Sports. “The 50-over cricket they have played over the last three years has been outstanding.
“It’s going to be an exciting tournament but, as we saw in the ICC Champions Trophy last year, Pakistan are a very dangerous side with lots and lots of match-winners and exciting players in their team. India, as they always are at World Cups, are going to be very strong.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if Australia are there or thereabouts if they get their bowling attack together and fully fit and get a squad together from all the players they can pick from. I think they will still be very dangerous when it comes around to the World Cup.
“I think it will be a very interesting tournament but, for me at the minute, I would be looking at either England, Pakistan or India to go all the way,” he said.