These five teams can win the T-20 World Cup | Apart from India, England and Pakistan, these 2 countries will be the favorites to win the tournament; Will there be a new winner this time?
By Puneet Chaudhary - October 18, 2021
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The T20 World Cup has started after a long gap of five years. A total of 16 teams are participating in the T20 World Cup. The first round is of qualifying round. In this 8 teams are divided into two groups of 4-4. The top-2 ranked teams from both the groups will qualify for the main group stage. The main group stage (Super-12) will begin on 23 October with the Australia vs South Africa match.
To say that no team can be taken lightly in T20 format, but let’s try to know which can be the top-5 teams, which are being considered as favorites to win the tournament this time. Is.
Australia (Captain – Aaron Finch)
There used to be a time when the Australian team used to be seen in world cricket. One after the other, the team had proved its mettle in front of the whole world by winning the hat-trick ODI World Cup. However, the team could not capture the T20 World Cup even once. This time the team is being considered as the favorite to win the World Cup. The team has many experienced match winning players. Apart from captain Aaron Finch, the team has veterans like David Warner, in-form Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. However, a big challenge for Australia could be that many players have either not played for a long time or are some out of form.
England (Captain- Oen Morgan)
The current ODI champion England team cannot be taken lightly for the T20 World Cup. In 2019, England won the ODI World Cup trophy for the first time by defeating New Zealand. This time the team will have a good chance of winning the T20 tournament. There are many T20 specialists present in the England team. Although the team may miss Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer, but the team has players like David Malan, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler apart from the astute captain Oen Morgan. There are also names like Adil Rashid, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood and Chris Jordan in the bowling.
This year England has played 11 T20 matches and won seven while the team has lost four. England had earlier won the T20 World Cup in 2010. After this, in the 2016 World Cup also, the team had traveled to the final and was runner-up.
West Indies (Captain- Kieron Pollard)
For the T20 World Cup, the West Indies team can once again make a big upset. In the year 2012 and 2016, the team surprised everyone by winning the T20 World Cup. This time the team will take to the field to defend their title. Apart from captain Kieron Pollard, all the players in the Caribbean team are T20 specialists. The team has more than one power hitters like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Nicholas Pooran and Evin Lewis. Lewis, Devane Bravo and Pollard were also seen in excellent form during the IPL.
West Indies are always underestimated for big tournaments, but the team has given the best of its fearless style in front of the whole world by winning the T20 World Cup twice. This time no team will make the mistake of taking Pollard & Co. lightly.
Pakistan (Captain- Babar Azam)
Pakistan’s team is also no less than anyone for the T20 World Cup. Pakistan is being called the favorite to win the World Cup because most of the players in the team have a lot of experience playing in the UAE. Since 2009, Pakistan has played all its domestic level matches on the grounds of UAE. Pakistan has played a total of 36 T-20I matches in the UAE and has won 21 while the team has lost only 13. In the last 5 years, Pakistan’s winning percentage in UAE has been 100% and the team has won all 11 matches.
Along with this, the team also has names like Captain Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shoaib Malik and Shaheen Shah Afridi. In such a situation, underestimating Pakistan can be very heavy for any team. Pakistan had earlier won the T20 World Cup in 2009 and the team was runner-up in 2007.
India (Captain- Virat Kohli)
The Indian cricket team is being considered as the favorite to win the T20 World Cup 2021. If we look at the performance of Team India in the last few days, Virat and Co. may not have won the trophy, but the performance of the team has been consistent. Apart from this, all the players were playing in the second leg of IPL 2021 held in UAE, who are also part of India’s World Cup squad. In such a situation, these players have understood these conditions very well, the Indian team looks completely balanced. Another biggest positive aspect is the inclusion of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the dressing room of Team India, as Mahi has a panacea to get out of every difficult situation, which can come in handy this time for Virat Sena and team trophy. can be captured.
The Indian team had earlier won the first T20 World Cup held in the year 2007. The team was the runner-up in 2014 and reached the semi-finals in 2016.