Eoin Morgan and his men have made it to the finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019; their first ever since the 1992 edition. But this time, the Englishmen have a much stronger chance to go one better than their last outing by keeping the coveted trophy in their own backyard.
Former Australia captain Steve Waugh, who had lifted the World Cup trophy in 1999, feels that the English side has no weakness.
“This England team play without fear and that is very difficult to do in professional sport,” said Waugh, who was attending the inaugural Criiio Cup in Trafalgar Square on Friday.
“There is no weakness in the side, they field very well; they bat all the way down and have numerous bowling options, he said, adding, “It is one of the best one-day teams I have seen and would compete against anyone of the previous eras.”
Meanwhile, Waugh also mentioned that it is England’s clash with New Zealand in the World Cup final which will test their character.
“But ultimately they will be judged on their performance on Sunday. If they win that, they may go down as one of the great one-day sides. If they lose then they are back to being one of the other teams that didn’t quite make it,” said Waugh, asserting, “But they have the potential to be a great one-day team.”
“World Cup finals are about not relying on other people to do the job for you. You have got to step up to the plate. To win World Cups you have to be street-smart,” said the 54-year-old veteran.
(With inputs from IANS)