Former paceman Chris Tremlett is urging fans to get behind England’s bid to win this year’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup on home soil as the trophy continues its tour around the country.

Tremlett was joined by England legend Phil Tufnell in Southampton on Monday for the unveiling of a bespoke mural as part of the latest leg of the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan.

Starting in Southampton, each of the ten host cities will be installing a mural in an iconic location, showing what makes their respective city unique, to coincide with the arrival of the trophy.

And speaking at the first unveiling next to the Bargate Monument, Tremlett admitted fans are unlikely to ever get a better chance to see England win the Cricket World Cup in their own backyard.

“We want to help raise the excitement and the profile of the competition – not that it needs it – around the country,” said the former England international.

“Cricket is back on people’s minds in this country, we had the football World Cup last year which created a massive buzz and if we can do the same for the cricket then it will be absolutely fantastic.

“The more we can do to get everyone behind the England side the better – we won’t get too many better opportunities to win a World Cup in our country.

“It would go down in our history if we were able to do it. If we can get guys looking forward to it now then all the better for when the tournament comes around. “

Fans will be in with a chance of winning tickets to a Cricket World Cup fixture at their local venue, by sharing the murals on social media with a specific hashtag for each host city.

More than three million fans across 148 different countries have applied for tickets to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, highlighting the global appeal of the tournament.

Those in Southampton have the chance to win two tickets to England against West Indies at The Ageas Bowl by posting a picture of the mural along with the hashtag #CWC19Southampton.

A winning entry will be chosen by the CWC19 team and rewarded with the tickets and Tremlett said the hype around this summer’s tournament is already starting to ramp up.

“It’s an opportunity for people who know the mural is there to come down, have a few selfies and try to win World Cup tickets,” said Tremlett, who played domestic cricket for Hampshire.

“We’ve come down to The Ageas Bowl and there are loads of schools here, loads of members having a good time, and they got the chance to have pictures with myself, Phil Tufnell and the World Cup.”

Following the mural unveiling in the morning, Tremlett and Tufnell also joined 200 children at Fleming Park Leisure Centre as they attempted to make an unofficial world record for indoor cricket.

And with the reveal of the first mural, which follows the #WorldwideWickets launch last week, Tufnell believes a home Cricket World Cup could have a huge impact on the sport in England.

“It should provide a massive boost to cricket in the country,” he said. “It’s a fantastic tournament anyway, but to be actually hosting it, I just think there is going to be a massive buzz around it.

“They have screens outside all the grounds and places where you can go and see it as well, so I think everyone is going to get behind it and we have a fantastic one-day team.

“I just think the cricket is going to be great and we have such a great chance of winning it, the country will come out in full force to support us.

“The tickets have all gone, every game is sold out already, and so you’ve got a chance of winning a couple of tickets if you take a selfie by the mural so it’s a great opportunity.”

ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan, commences 100-day tour of England and Wales and will be at over 100 locations and events before arriving back in London ready for the opening match on May 30