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Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara believes that England and India will be going up against each other in the final of the 2019 World Cup, which will be held in England and Wales.
England have never won the World Cup since the tournament was first held in 1975, but have made three appearances in the final in 1979, 1987 and 1992.
“England [are] a very strong team. Though it has not won any major events, at home it should be a difficult proposition,” Lara was quoted as saying by Sportstar Live.
India are also considered to be one of the frontrunners and won the World Cup for the second time in 2011, but Lara feels that they tend to rely too heavily on captain Virat Kohli and opening batsman Rohit Sharma.
“India has been consistently playing well,” he said. “However, it (playing in England) is different compared to doing well at home. [India] looks too dependent on Rohit (Sharma) and (Virat) Kohli. You need to have good players from No. 4 to 7 as there is no guarantee of the top order clicking all the time.”