AB de Villiers, the former South Africa batsman, picked India out as one of the favourites to win the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 and called their captain Virat Kohli “the best ODI player in the world”, reports ICC-Cricket.com.
“The World Cup is a tough tournament. You always feel like you’ve got a good squad, but once the tournament starts you very quickly understand that there are a lot of teams that are there to win it and have the ability to do so,” de Villiers told Sport24.“I do believe South Africa have a chance, like we did at any other World Cup, because we are a world-class team with plenty of match-winners. The Proteas are certainly in the running, but I won’t say they are the favourites to be honest with you.
“India and England are looking strong, Australia have won five World Cups in the past and Pakistan claimed the Champions Trophy in the UK two years ago. Those four teams are probably the favourites.”