World Cup can't come soon enough for Stokes

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They travelled to the Rose Bowl yesterday to start their final preparation for the World Cup, and will be joined by members of the squad who missed the Tri-Nation Series due to Indian Premier League commitments. Australia are also the most successful team in World Cup history with five title under their belt.

In an interview to Times of India, Gambhir minced no words and picked defending champions Australia as his favourite to win the World Cup.

We're kicking off our Cricket World Cup 2019 predictions by looking at each of the 10 teams competing, placed in order of our power rankings. His last match was at the 1996 World Cup, his career ended after Sri Lanka openers Sanath Jayasuriya hammered his bowling in his home ground of Delhi.

The World Cup returns to its birthplace when the 12th edition of the one-day worldwide showpiece starts in England later this month, with many predicting a batting bonanza.

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The Wall, Rahul Dravid averages over 60 in World Cup games having represented Team India in 3 World Cups.

In the 1983 edition, India won a staggering 6 of the 8 games and have not looked back since then.

India have two World Cup trophies to their name, with their last triumph coming in the year 2011, under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. The 24-member panel features World Cup captains Graeme Smith, Nasser Hussain, Kumar Sangakkara, Wasim Akram, Brendon McCullum, Shaun Pollock, Mike Atherton, Sourav Ganguly and Michael Clarke. The team is full of free-flowing batsmen, and each of them is a match-winner on their own.

They can also call upon high-quality fast bowlers in Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah as well as spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. 'Chopping and changing between different formats can be a bit tough but the role I play in this one-day team is not too dissimilar to the way I will try to go about Test cricket, ' Stokes said, following his unbeaten 71.

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