Will it be different this time for England at the World Cup?
Captain says hosts will have to embrace their status as favourites. But there are plenty of big-hitting teams waiting to hand out humiliation
London — England launch the World Cup on Thursday as favourites to bludgeon their way to victory for the first time but will fear a Virat Kohli-inspired India and a hungry Australia.
England have never won the tournament, with the last of their three losing appearances in the final coming in 1992. But there is a growing sense their current crop of players can end 45 years of pain.