LONDON (organizations) - England captain Eoin Morgan feels Pakistan are one of the strongest contenders for the approaching ICC men s Cricket global Cup 2019 that starts on 30 may also.

Pakistan had been recently smooth-swept five-0 by using Australia inside the United Arab Emirates, and questions were raised over the group s preparedness for the upcoming world Cup. But, Morgan feels that Pakistan are the  2d or 0.

.33 favourites  for the match.

England, ranked No.1 at the MRF Tyres ICC ODI team scores, have been extensively touted as favourites for the mega-occasion. They may be now set to face-off with Pakistan in a one-off T20I on 5 may additionally observed at once with the aid of five ODIs – an exercising this is positive to further sharpen each facets before the world Cup.

"[The Pakistan series] is a nice manner to ease into the summer time and get a few absolutely right, competitive cricket going," stated Morgan. "Pakistan are likely second or third favourites for the event.

"They hold the Champions Trophy – gambling extremely well to win that, in England – so it’s a series we’re all searching forward to."

England have gone through essential reform since the previous global Cup in 2015 in Australia and New Zealand, wherein that they had suffered a humbling first spherical exit. Considering then, they ve ruled the fifty-over format, particularly at domestic.

"Over the four years we’ve been together, we've got had so many men who have contributed to the placement we discover ourselves," Morgan pondered.

"We’ve gone past a 15-guy squad of men who can make a contribution into probably an 18-, 19-man squad who may want to all effortlessly be decided on for the final 15. And one gain from having the Pakistan series within the build-up is that guys who're in shape will get possibilities to stake their declare for world Cup positions."