3 Teams that can give tough fight to England in T20 World Cup 2020

3 Teams that can give tough fight to England in T20 World Cup 2020

Eoin Morgan and Co have been ruthless in their approach of late in T20Is.

England. (Photo by ANESH DEBIKY/AFP via Getty Images)

England may not be ICC’s No.1 ranked T20I team, but when it comes to firepower, very teams could match them. Eoin Morgan has taken charge of the unit with dignity and has made them a brute force. The Brits are placed third with 265 points, five points shy of top-ranked Pakistan.

On the backs of their ruthless batting, England are set to enter the T20 World Cup in Australia as a powerhouse. Their bowling has come under the pump. However, the batters have made life easier for the Three Lions.

England are fresh from a 2-1 victory over South Africa and again, it was their batsmen, who stepped up. Though they are tough to beat, Morgan’s men aren’t invincible by any stretch of the imagination. There are teams, who could make them sweat during the tournament later this year.

In the article, let’s take a look at three teams who can challenge England in the T20 World Cup: –

1. Australia

Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

After the 2019 World Cup, Australia have won five out of their six T20Is in Australia. The one game where the Aussies couldn’t get over was the called-off affair against Pakistan at the SCG. Chasing 119 in 15 overs, the hosts were 41/0 in 3.1 overs before rain had the last laugh.

In the other matches, the hosts mauled the visiting teams. Australia is one team that can bring England down on their knees. History speaks for the Aussies. Out of eight matches, Australia beat the Brits seven times. Even in the game they lost, the Three Lions got over by one wicket in the last ball.

Though Aaron Finch’s men are yet to win the T20 World Cup, they are being deemed as one of the favourites, bearing in mind their authority at home. Australia are also one point behind top-ranked Pakistan, who have 270 points.