Favourites for the upcoming ICC Twenty20 World Cup

The format of T20 cricket has come a long way since its inception in the mid-2000s. Let’s go back a bit? The T20 cricket World Cup was first held in 2007 in South Africa. India won this game – which turned out to be a historic day in cricket history.

The 2021 T20 World Cup was supposed to be held in India, but the pandemic shifted to the UAE and Oman. Let’s have a look at the top 4 contenders for the WC cricket tournament:

1) India:

The inaugural champions and simply one of the best teams in the world for decades, India is always a force to be reckoned with in the world cup. The squad is full of the best batsmen, fielders, and a rich bowling lineup with various playing styles and contrasts in skill. The recent revelation that Virat Kholi will be stepping down as captain has been a big reveal, and the captain will be keen on leading his team to a major trophy in his last tournament as skipper.

Here are some of the Best Players in the team:

»Virat Kholi

»Rohit Sharma

»Jasprit Bhumrah

2) Australia:

The giants of the game and the most successful team in the longer format, team Australia cricket, will never be an underdog in any tournament. Australia has historically had a well-balanced side, and the team may not be as strong as it used to be a generation ago, but the team from down under will have a chance to take another title home.

Here are some of the Best Players in the team:

»Steven Smith

»Pat Cummins

»Mitchell Starc

3) England:

This team ranked number one for quite some time. England’s curse of messing it up came back to haunt them in the World Cup held in 2019. However, they still are a solid limited-overs side with a long batting lineup, an experienced captain, and good all-rounders. In short, the time of underestimating England is a thing of the past.

Here are some of the Best Players in the team:

»Liam Livingston

»Jofra Archer

»Jonny Bairstow

4)New Zealand:

A fan favourite and the choice of neutrals worldwide, the heartbreaking loss in the final 2019 50 overs world cup game probably still has not sunk in for the players. They will be out to prove that they are no longer the underdogs, and as for the team, it is a crucial mix of talent and passion. Predominantly the best fielding side, what they lack in size, they make up for it with hard work and dedication. Here are some of the Best Players in the team:

»Kane Williamson

»Trent Boult

»Lockie Ferguson

The World Cup promises to be a rollercoaster ride with a total of 16 teams participating. Teams like Ireland and Netherlands have been a part of a fair share of upsets, but each year is a new beginning. It looks like the cricketing world has something big to look forward to with the T20 World Cup coming very soon.