AB de Villiers picks Pakistan as one of his favourites to win the World Cup

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Former South African captain AB de Villiers has named Pakistan, India, South Africa and Australia as favourites to win the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.
De Villiers led South Africa in the 2015 edition of the world championship and the side reached the semi-final stage before getting eliminated by co-host New Zealand in a closely fought contest. The side also made it to the final-four stage in 2007 and 1999.
“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,” the batsman said.
He believes that the Proteas have a chance, like it did at any other World Cup as it is “a world-class team with plenty of match-winners”.
De Villiers said that Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s performance has been incredible and he doesn’t see it stopping very soon.
“However, he is human after all and, like any other cricketer, he will go through patches from time to time where he has to go back to the basics and work his way through it again. I believe it’s his personality and mental strength that gets him through those moments and makes him the best ODI player in the world at the moment,” he said.