Vastavam web: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has no problem that hosts England have been branded favourites for Sunday’s Cricket World Cup final but says anything is possible. A new 50-overs world champion will emerge at Lord’s after what many consider will be a battle between England’s deep batting lineup and New Zealand’s incisive bowling attack.
England ruthlessly destroyed five-times champions Australia to move to the cusp of their first ever men’s 50-overs World Cup title, while New Zealand’s crafty bowlers defended a small total against two-times champions India in the other semi-final.
“I think England rightly so deserve to be favourites. Coming into this tournament from the start, they were favourites and they’ve been playing really good cricket,” a relaxed-looking Williamson told a news conference when asked if his side were underdogs.