It has been 21 years since Pakistan lifted the 1992 World Cup after a historic win. In fact, the World Cup is now coming back to Australia and New Zealand after circumventing the globe. But England’s defeat in the historic final keeps coming back to haunt Ian Botham.

[caption id="attachment_2018" align="alignright" width="257"]The 1992 World Cup defeat in the hands of Pakistan seems to be etched in Ian Botham’s memory (Photo: Getty Images) The 1992 World Cup defeat in the hands of Pakistan seems to be etched in Ian Botham’s memory (Photo: Getty Images)[/caption]

Expressing his views in the newsletter issued by the ICC regarding the 2015 World Cup, he said England would have won the match but for a few wrong umpiring decisions. However he admitted that Wasim Akram was invincible that evening and he shocked everyone with his bowling heroics.

Of the upcoming World Cup, former English captain and now cricket analyst, Botham,  said that cricket has changed a lot now. It is difficult to predict the winner because field restrictions and Powerplay have brought in drastic changes. He added that the way England are playing these days, there are chances they could claim the big cup this time.

The next cricket world cup will be hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand in early 2015. The ICC has announced the schedule of the event earlier this week.
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