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Viv Richards picks Pakistan among World Cup favourites

West Indies batting legend Viv Richards has picked Pakistan among his favourite teams to claim the upcoming 2019 IC
31 Dec 2018

West Indies batting legend Viv Richards has picked Pakistan among his favourite teams to claim the upcoming 2019 ICC World Cup, scheduled to be held in Wales and England.

“England has played well. But always they have fallen short at the last moment. It is a good team always. Pakistan and India are two teams that can defeat anyone. Australia is another great team. So, I think there are 4-5 teams that have the potential to win 2019 World Cup,” Richards said, quoted PTI.

Talking about the West Indies, Richards was of the view that the team has not shown the best form in recent years and hoped it would reach the top again.

“In limited over game, it all depends on how you play on that particular day. If it is a bad day, even a bad team can defeat you. I hope to see the team where it belonged,” Richards said.

When asked if he intends to enter politics like friend Imran Khan, Richards said, “It will be tough for me. Because whenever you do well, you are in honeymoon period. But once it is gone, back to square one again.”

“It [politics] is a ticklish subject. It is always hard to please people as they expect more. In that case, I envy Imran for reaching that position,” he added.

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