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World Cup 2019: Prince Harry fires a salvo at Aaron Finch during opening ceremony

first_imgOn the eve of the Cricket World Cup, Prince Harry stoked the rivalry between England and Australia with a cheeky sledge at Aaron Finch during a team captains’ reception at Buckingham Palace.”You’re getting on a bit now, aren’t you? How long have you been playing?” the Duke of Sussex asked the 32-year-old Australian skipper, making him laugh.Australia are bidding for back-to-back World Cup titles after winning the 2015 tournament on home soil, while hosts England are favourites to claim their first.Queen Elizabeth also met the captains ahead of a garden party at the palace on Wednesday.Eoin Morgan’s England meet South Africa in the World Cup opener at The Oval later on Thursday.Earlier, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 got officially underway with a cracking opening ceremony at the iconic Mall in London on Wednesday. An array of stars, including the captains of the 10 teams, former players and celebrities light up the “Opening Party” which had the picturesque Buckingham Palace in the background.With Kevin Pietersen, Shibani Dandekar and Paddy McGuinness hosting the party, the curtain raiser to World Cup 2019 was short, crisp and entertaining. English singer John Newman got the ceremony going with his “Feel the Love”.Also Read | World Cup 2019: England favourites, less pressure on us, says Faf du PlessisAlso Read | World Cup 2019 opening ceremony: Virat Kohli, Malala Yousafzai show stealers in London partylast_img read more