England deserve Cricket World Cup favourites tag, says Graeme Swann

Archer has made the England squad for the World Cup starting later this month

Archer has made the England squad for the World Cup starting later this month. More

Only time will tell to what extent the home advantage will be beneficial to the team.

Fixtures: West Indies vs. Pakistan (June 1), England vs. Pakistan (June 4), Australia vs.

Asked if playing the role of confidante comes naturally to him, the opener said: "I've always been a listener".

Morgan agreed and said: 'It's a huge opportunity.

"For me, it is a great honour to captain India at the World Cup", Kohli says.

"I have talked to captain Jason Holder and others and I believe this team will be a threat to all teams in the World Cup", he added. I think that is what we learnt from that series loss. "There's still loads of things that we've planned for that might continue to crop up throughout the World Cup". You don't forget how to bowl and you get more opportunities to bowl to take more wickets.

Express Yourself is focused on engaging a young audience to grow fans' connections with the England One Day International (ODI) team and maximise the impact of an incredible summer of cricket and beyond. Whether history repeats itself is still to be seen, but from the initial tryst, it looks highly unlikely that this team which lacks balance is going to go the distance.

"I have played in two under-19 World Cups which were also proud moments".

"If you see the last couple of years, the trajectory of scores has been going up and up in England". Yet, with all the globetrotting, money-spinning ventures Gayle is part of, he need not have bothered, at his age, to return to the Windies fold-this decision is purely for him to have one last go at winning a tournament he never has. I don't want to put a number on it. It's a really good team to be a part of with great players, a great captain and great support staff and coaches.

Finch picked India and England as the teams to watch out though he said it would be a highly competitive tournament with all teams playing each other at least once.

"We all expect them to win the World Cup now", he said.

The campaign launches ahead of England's first official ICC Men's World Cup warm up match against Australia.

Veteran India spinner Harbhajan Singh insists his country deserve to be ranked alongside hosts England as joint favorites to win the World Cup.

"I think he's going to be their X-factor because he holds a skill set that's very different from anyone else".

One man missing from the squad is Alex Hales, who was withdrawn from all England squads last month, including the 15-man World Cup party after news emerged he was serving a 21-day ban for a second positive test for recreational drug use. "It's the top ten teams in the world and we are proud to be representing Afghanistan".

While Kohli has an impressive record in worldwide cricket as captain, there is no denying the fact that former skipper M.S. Dhoni plays an integral role in guiding Kohli and helps him with not just setting the right fields for the right batsmen, but also constantly guides the young bowlers in the team.

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