Eoin Morgan, the former England captain who secured a World Cup victory four years ago, recently shared his set of predictions for the forthcoming World Cup in India, which is scheduled to kick off on Thursday, October 5. In this edition, England’s title defense will be spearheaded by the star wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler.
Eoin Morgan elaborated on his belief that Jos Buttler will emerge as the top run-scorer in the World Cup, stating at the 0:01 mark:
“I believe that the leading run-scorer in this year’s Cricket World Cup will be England’s captain, Jos Buttler. He is an exceptional white-ball cricketer and is entering his prime as a batsman. I think he performs exceptionally well on the grand stage of the World Cup, and batting in the middle order should perfectly suit him.”
Morgan also has faith in Pakistan’s potential to spring some surprises in the tournament, stating at the 0:20 mark: “The team that has the potential to astonish everyone at this year’s Cricket World Cup is Pakistan. They have outstanding talents, and they tend to excel in tournament settings, often performing better than they do in bilateral series.”
“Eoin Morgan is a strong admirer of England’s Adil Rashid and foresees the leg-spinner leading the wicket-taking charts in the World Cup. He made his prediction at the 0:40 mark, saying, “I believe that the top wicket-taker in this year’s Cricket World Cup will be England’s Adil Rashid. His enigmatic spin has consistently perplexed opposing teams, with its deceptive and challenging variations. Therefore, he is likely to pose significant challenges for opposing batsmen.”
Eoin Morgan supports Indian captain Rohit Sharma to shine in the World Cup, particularly due to his remarkable track record in home conditions. With the star opener’s recent excellent form, Morgan anticipates that Rohit Sharma will accumulate a substantial number of runs.