Shoaib Akhtar expresses views after England win ICC World Cup

London [UK]: Shoaib Akhtar, former cricketer expressed his view after England won the World Cup for the first time.

Congratulating England cricket team, Akhtar said that the team deserves world cup. He also said that the team managed to win the cup due to its efforts during the past four years.  

In the video which was shared on YouTube, Akhtar said that his prediction proved correct.

YouTube video

Talking about the performance of New Zealand, he said that although the team played well, it lost second world cup final match.

It may be mentioned that New Zealand had also lost the final match in 2015 world cup tournament.

Here is the final scoreboard from the World Cup final between England and New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday:

New Zealand

M. Guptill lbw b Woakes                 19

H. Nicholls b Plunkett                  55

K. Williamson c Buttler b Plunkett      30

R. Taylor lbw b Wood                    15

T. Latham c sub (Vince) b Woakes        47

J. Neesham c Root b Plunkett            19

C. De Grandhomme c sub (Vince) b Woakes 16

M. Santner not out                       5

M. Henry b Archer                        4

T. Boult not out                         1

Extras (lb12, nb1, w17)                 30

Total (8 wickets, 50 overs)            241

Did not bat: L. Ferguson

Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Guptill), 2-103 (Williamson), 3-118 (Nicholls), 4-141 (Taylor), 5-173 (Neesham), 6-219 (Grandhomme), 7-232 (Latham), 8-240 (Henry)

Bowling: Woakes 9-0-37-3 (w4, nb1), Archer 10-0-42-1 (w5), Plunkett 10-0-42-3, Woods 10-1-49-1 (w2), Rashid 8-0-39-0, Stokes 3-0-20-0 (w2)

England (target 242)

J. Roy c Latham b Henry                 17

J. Bairstow b Ferguson                  36

J. Root c Latham b de Grandhomme         7

E. Morgan c Ferguson b Neesham           9

B. Stokes not out                       84

J. Buttler c sub (Southee) b Ferguson   59

C. Woakes c Latham b Ferguson            2

L. Plunkett c Boult b Neesham           10

J. Archer b Neesham                      0

A. Rashid run out (Santner/Boult)        0

M. Wood run out (Neesham/Boult)          0

Extras (b2, lb3, w12)                   17

Total (all out, 50 overs)              241

Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Roy), 2-59 (Root), 3-71 (Bairstow), 4-86 (Morgan), 5-196 (Buttler), 6-203 (Woakes), 7-220 (Plunkett), 8-227 (Archer), 9-240 (Rashid), 10-241 (Wood)

Bowling: Boult 10-0-67-0 (w2), Henry 10-2-40-1, Grandhomme 10-2-25-1 (w1), Ferguson 10-0-50-3 (w3), Neesham 7-0-43-3 (w1), Santner 3-0-11-0 (w1)

Super Over


Ben Stokes not out     8

Jos Buttler not out    7

Total: (1.0 overs) 15-0

Bowling: Boult 1-0-15-0

New Zealand

J. Neesham not out    13

M. Guptill run out (Roy/Buttler)    1

Extras (w1) 1

Total: (1.0 overs) 15-1

Bowling: Archer 1-0-15-0 (w1)

Result: England win in Super Over

Man of the match: Ben Stokes

Toss: New Zealand

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI), Marais Erasmus (RSA)

TV umpire: Rod Tucker (AUS)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)