Almost by right, a World Cup ought to have a team deemed clear favourites to lift the trophy. In 2011, co-hosts India and Sri Lanka were the anointed ones, and they did meet in the final, with the former clinching their second title. In both 2003 and 2007, Australia were the obvious choice and they didn’t disappoint.
According to reports, Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma is almost certain to be ruled out of the upcoming World Cup as he failed to bowl a single delivery during India's practice session in Adelaide on Saturday.
India go into the World Cup losing four out of their last five One-Day-Internationals away, with one being washed out. That is not a really good stat to ponder over for the defending champions, who had won 3-1 against England in England, prior to their current poor spell.
England fast bowler Steve Finn celebrated his return to international cricket in Australia with a five-wicket haul against India in their ongoing tri-series in Brisbane, and he is pleased to have returned to such form.