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Langer can't see past England for World Cup glory

19th May 2019, 13:48 by Craig Smithson

England are playing "brilliant cricket" and are favourites to win the World Cup at home, according to Australia coach Justin Langer.

England have adopted a more aggressive batting style in the 50-over one-day international format in recent years and it has paid dividends with some impressive results.

Indeed, Eoin Morgan's side have beaten Australia 5-0, India 2-1 and Sri Lanka 3-1 and also drew 2-2 in the West Indies over the past 12 months, while they have also gone into their final ODI of the series against Pakistan on Sunday boasting a 3-0 lead.

And Langer feels certain that with home conditions and the crowds on their side, England will be the team to beat in the upcoming tournament.

He said on cricket.com.au: "They're playing brilliant cricket, aren't they? They're obviously the red-hot favourites for the tournament, they're playing here in their home country, they're playing brilliantly, they deserve to be the number one team in the world.

"So we're looking forward to playing them. There's always good rivalry between us and it's going to be nice for us to see how we're at against the best team in the world."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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