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World Cup: England choke in the finals, says Monty Panesar

NEW DELHI: Since the inaugural edition of the World Cup in 1975, England have gave the impression in all 12 editions of the mega tournament played so far. The Three Lions have made it to the World cup finals 3 times - 1979, 1987 and 1992 – however ended up as runners-up on all 3 occasions.

England have additionally hosted the World Cup more than every other workforce - 1975, 1979, 1983, 1999 and the continuing 2019 edition.

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But, England have never won the coveted World Cup trophy.

After kicking off their World Cup campaign in opposition to South Africa on a powerful note, crushing Proteas by way of 104 runs, the Eoin Morgan-led aspect suffered a 14-run defeat in a nail-biting thriller at the hands of Pakistan.

England are being tagged large favourites to create history this time and damage their World Cup jinx .

England already have the World T20 identify to their identify which they won in 2010 beneath the captaincy of Paul Collingwood.

But the massive query is why have England never controlled to win a 50-over World Cup identify? England spinner Monty Panesar offers his tackle that in an exclusive interview to


Why have England never won an ODI World Cup?

I think they just choke in the finals. They play in point of fact neatly throughout the tournament. They input a tournament as favourites, however choke in the final. You can take the example of the 2016 World T20. They entered the general (vs West Indies), however the sixes in the final over of the general took the sport clear of them. I think, England overplans for a big tournament. Sometimes, it acts as an added force. If I discuss this edition (2019), this is the most efficient chance for them to win the Cup. This England workforce is moderately like the Australian workforce in the early 2000s.

Who do you suppose will play key roles in England’s total World Cup campaign?

England are favourites. England stipulations are too difficult. You get flat wickets to bat and after a couple of hours, or may be after lunch, you witness overcast stipulations. If I discuss the key gamers, for me, Moeen Ali is on best of the listing. Adil Rashid can reinforce him from the other finish. He can spin neatly and bat neatly. Then they have Ben Stokes. He is going to be crucial in England’s campaign. I will be able to pick the intense skipper Eoin Morgan. When it's his day, no person can (get) him. He can hearth and just hearth. Mark Wood can even do neatly in the pace division. These five gamers I will be able to pick as my key gamers.

Do you suppose it’s just right for gamers to play a gruelling IPL season just sooner than the World Cup?

It depends upon the individual, how is he managing the workload. After IPL, you in fact get exhausted after which you wish to have to be ready for the massive tournament like the World Cup. If you can manage workload then why not play up to you need?

You suppose RCB’s unhealthy display in the IPL so far can have an effect on Virat Kohli’s self belief & captaincy at the World Cup?

Not in point of fact. I don’t suppose IPL performance will affect a player like Virat Kohli. I think he was construction himself for the World Cup. A player like Virat at all times plans upfront. World Cup was already planned in his mind.

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