World cup 2019 is under way England and most of the games are going one sided so far and fans are waiting for some thunderous clash to begin. England VS Pakistan clash was the only clash which had some contest in it. no matter what, the kind of feel that close shave games give will be lasted forever in the hearts of fans. Every team will play with a dream of winning the world cup despite their weakness in the side. Of course, it is natural for a team to start against all odds and still dream as positivist is the key for everything. With England And India is said to be contenders, it is not really compulsory statement that only these two can win the world cup, there are Australia and New Zealand who shows immense maturity and have all the standards to win the world cup.
Weakness of Every Team in 2019 World Cup
Even West Indies looks like a different team now and can shock the world by lifting the world cup after 44 years. For the past two years, world cup 2019 was in the mind of every team and build up matches was clearly selected to get the right combination of players. Now as the world cup as began, what will be the plans of each and every team once the world cup ends? Cricket does not wait for another 4 years to happen, there will be so many actions post the world cup and what are the plans of the team to become the best in the world? for some teams, there will be players who will be retiring, for some teams, there will be some construction to do by adding some young bloods, for some teams, there will be the need to change the entire set up. Not every team will go into the world cup with strengths alone, why not? Every team will have their own weakness at least 99 percentage of teams are with some weakness, in today’s column, let us discuss about the weakness of every team in the world cup 2019.
Yes, they have opened the world cup campaign with two defeats and they have one of the dangerous bowling attack in the world but there is no room to talk low about them but every team is equal as we discuss the weakness of each team in this column. The growth they have shown since they started playing cricket in the nets under tree is a something out of the planet. What is more Interesting about this team? They have one of most threatening bowling line up in the world. They play with high ambition and they play with high level motivation and more importantly, they play with utmost intent to win the game. Now, let us come to the point, what is their weakness element in 2019 world cup? They should look after and address their batting line up which is must to support their too good bowlers. They can beat any side in the world despite being the new arrivals to the cricket world. Their bowling is outstanding and they need a good set of batting line up to match up to the high level International standards. In this world cup 2019, their board members will be addressing their batting line up and arranging some fixtures and will be picking some young players in the top order to compete against the top teams in the world. other than one or two batsmen, their batting line up looks like a cause of worry for the team. one department alone will not win games in a consistent manner.
For the ardent cricket fans who are watching cricket since 1999 world cup, would have observed the outstanding growth in Bangladesh cricket. From being a team of complete minnows to being a threatening side for any team on the given day, the growth of Bangladesh is nothing short of an inspiration. Cricket has always been their motive and passion and they have improved immense in past one decade. since their win against India in the 2007 world cup in the very first game, they have completely transformed as a team and had some enough achievements. Let us come to the weakness point now, they have won some good number of games, but are they good enough to be one of the best world cup? But not just yet, they have not proved enough as one of the top side in the world because results does not suits them most and fans are still waiting for Glory days. They have started their 2019 world cup with a win against South Africa, but according to our prediction they will not be reaching the top four most probably but by the time of 2023 world cup arrives in the sub continent, they can be one of the most frightening side in the world and going into the 2019 world cup their weakness will be, they will have to get one or two young bowlers into the set up and also one batsman into the set up. Yes, only that much is needed for the Bangladesh side to get into that list of top league teams in the world, but for this world cup, too much reliance on 3-4 batsman and one or two bowlers will not be of a great help for the Bangladesh team.
#3 Sri Lanka:
The Sri Lankan team is currently going through the worst phase in their cricketing history and for new cricket fans, they will be seem like minnows. But dear new cricket fans, trust us, Search about the good old days of the Sri Lankan cricket, they were one of the brilliant sides in the world and also a one time world cup champion in 1996 beating the five time champion Australia. To be honest, right now they are playing like minnows as the retirement of legends Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela and re building phase has been worst for them. In 2019 world cup, they will be mostly finishing on the bottom side of the table in the round robin stage. Fine, now let us come to the point about their weakness, it is OK to go through phases, every day they step into the game, there is need for 2-3 players to provide a magical innings to provide them a win. Each day in cricket, those Magic are not possible but a team work can win every day, at least almost every day. They have to set up a team, and we are not being harsh, but the entire Lankan side in 2019 World cup is seem to be weaker side. They won the test series against South Africa in South Africa against all possible odds to register the miracle series win. Post the world cup 2019, there should be some serious changes done in the Lankan set up from the scratch. It is time to mix up some reliable orthodox and players who are fearless to set up the team and once gain become one of the best in the world.
Another unpredictable team in the world cricket with a bowling attack which will can threaten any batting line up in any part in the Planet. Their aggressive style will be the factor which might prove positive to them in the on going 2019 world cup in England and they have already shocked the entire world by beating red hot favorites to win the trophy England against all odds. For example, let us turn back the calendar, their aggressive approach in defending a small target in the 2015 world cup quarterfinal against Australia has won hearts all over the world despite their defeat in that game. They won the world cup in 1992 and finished as the runners up in 1999 world cup in England. Then they had a worst time in 2003 as they was eliminated in the group stage in South Africa and 2007 world cup were they once again got knocked out in the world cup group stage in West Indies and they were eliminated in group stages in the both the editions. 2011 was decent for them as they made to the semi final in the trophy which happened in Sub continent where they lost to India and got eliminated in a decent manner. But whenever the world cup happens, Pakistan is never taken lightly and they remain one of the best side in the tournament. Yes, some days they play like minnows but that will not allow opposition to take things lightly. Because, the very next game, the other Pakistan will arrive and that is they are labeled as the most unpredictable side in the world. they lost to West Indies very badly in the opening game and beat the red hot contenders England to surprise every cricket fan in the world. coming to the point, how do we see them after the 2019 world cup? Their batting is the most inconsistent despite Babar Azam being in form and Fakhar Zaman This will make process difficult for them. So , post the world cup they will have to address their batting well and also make their bowling consistent to make Pakistan the best side in the world. their inconsistency in batting makes it difficult for them to win many games on trot but they somehow re arrange their plans and reach to the semi final of the world cup like to stage which is a good stage. There is good chance for them to make it to the playoffs in the ongoing 2019 world cup, But if their batting clicks, they will be able to shock the world even further. But a final is a rare chance for them this time around. But as we said in the beginning of the column, every team has great weakness and for Pakistan is the lack of depth in their batting mixed with a huge inconsistency.
#5 South Africa:
One of the legendary teams to have played cricket in the history of the game and now, they slowly in that re building phase since the retirement of the all time legend ABD who is fondly called as MR 360 degree and since that it is making the things difficult for the big stage chokers. As per the weakness is concerned, They will have to find some lost strength in their batting post the world cup and come up with some terrific performance for which they are known for. For the first time in the history, they are not among the contenders for the world cup and that might take off the pressure, in this world cup, some of their star players should find form and also they have to get the consistency going.
#6 West Indies:
Looking threatening all of a sudden and has all the ability to shock the cricket world by lifting the trophy in 2019 world cup which is happening in the land of British. Yes, they can be the most threatening side once again post the world cup like their side till 1990’s. we feel that, post the world cup 2019, it is glory time for West Indies fans again in the history of cricket. when west indies comes to prime, they will look more unshakable than the other sides in their primes which makes it a special factor in them. But what about the weakness they have coming into 2019 World cup? We cannot trust this side Blindly and they lack a quality spinner who can win games.
#7 New Zealand:
They look well set as a batting unit and bowling unit and they will able to go a long way in the ongoing 2019 world cup. What is their weakness in the world cup? They are looking set and one or two more players to the team will make them dangerous. They lack a trusted lower order batting unit and also pacers might leak runs in important side even though it looks set.
Their batting and bowling looks well set on paper but there is no much weakness to talk about, one weakness will be their batting line up has a chance of getting collapse if a good bowling unit attacks with all guns firing.
Only team in this world cup which does not have any weakness but they can be chokers in crucial games like Semi and Final if they get there. If they are able to match pressure in such games, we can see a new champions in cricket.
Their bowling is one of the best but in the batting department, their middle order is a small cause of worry and they will have rectify it.
The team which sorts out their weakness into positive has all chance of winning the world cup.