Mumbai — India batting great Sunil Gavaskar believes England are a transformed one-day international side since their shock exit from the 2015 World Cup and rates them as favourites to win their maiden crown on home soil in July. Eoin Morgan’s side, whose quest for a first 50-overs title begins against SA at The Oval on May 30, top the world rankings and enter the tournament as one of the most consistent teams in the format. “England are the favourites. Simply because of the way they are playing cricket, the complete turnaround in their cricketing attitude and approach after their disastrous 2015 World Cup,” Gavaskar said in an interview. “England have got a very good team, they have got lots of confidence. You have seen them in all the recent matches and they have been playing outstanding cricket.” Morgan’s men have played a fearless brand of cricket in recent years and since the start of 2018 have come out on top in bilateral ODI series against World Cup holders Australia, New Ze...

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