England, the host nation of the ICC World Cup 2019, bought off to an excellent begin even earlier than the start of the showpiece occasion as they gained the 60-second problem within the opening party at The Mall, in entrance of Buckingham Palace in central London, on Wednesday. During the globally broadcast celebration of cricket, music and culture, a small recreation of cricket, known as 60-second problem, was performed between the representatives of all collaborating groups. Each pair of two batsmen was given an opportunity to attain as many runs as potential in sixty seconds below the watchful eyes of umpire David Boon.
Former cricketers resembling Anil Kumble, Viv Richards, Jacques Kallis and Brett Lee participated within the recreation.
Kevin Pietersen, partnered with Chris Hughes, led England to an emphatic win with a complete rating of 74.
Australia’s Brett Lee and Pat Cash have been second finest with a rating of 69 runs.
Former India bowler and coach Kumble and Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar batted for India however managed solely 19 runs, lowest amongst all groups, in given 60 seconds.
Following the sport, Australia’s 2015 World Cup successful captain Michael Clarke carried the World Cup trophy to the stage together with England nice Graeme Swann.
The ICC World Cup 2019 theme tune concluded the vivid occasion on the Iconic Mall.
Hosts England will launch their World Cup 2019 campaign towards South Africa at Kennington Oval, London, on Thursday.
After having suffered a first-round exit within the 2015 version of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, England have improved tremendously in previous couple of years and proven the world what they’re able to.
In their run-up to internet hosting the showpiece ICC occasion, England climbed to the highest of the One-day International (ODI) rankings and scored report highest ODI complete twice, which now stands at 481 for six.