Former skipper Michael Vaughan has the opinion that Eoin Morgan led side has the best opportunity England have had in years to win the World Cup.
After thrashing Pakistan 4-0 in the five-match ODI series, England today named their 15-man squad for the showpiece event which starts on home soil next Thursday when they take on South Africa. England are being touted by many as favourites to lift the World Cup trophy and Vaughan believes the current ODI side has the “best opportunity in my life time”.
“This England squad is the best I’ve seen. They have earned the right to be favourites,” BBC quoted Vaughan as saying. “It’s the best opportunity in my time for England — I remember 1992 as a youngster, watching that final at college,” he added.
“They got to the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy two years ago but didn’t get over the line on that occasion,” he said.
“They’ve got to see that as a real positive experience and if they get into the semis again, play smart cricket,” he added.