3 Teams that will give a tough fight to India in T20 World Cup 2020
These teams could well be termed as favorites as well.
Published - Nov 13, 2019 11:54 am | Updated - Nov 13, 2019 11:54 am
After the 2019 World Cup, all the focus has shifted to the T20 World Cup which will take place in Australia next year. While there is the World Test Championship (WTC) as well which has garnered a lot of interest but the T20 World Cup is back after four years and hence, there is a lot of limelight on it.
There is less than a year to go for the mega event and teams have already started planning for that. India have done well in the last two World T20s but suffered heartbreaks in the knockout stages. They reached the final in 2014 while they lost in the semi-final in 2016. Moreover, India have been bottling up in the knockouts of ICC tournaments since the start of 2014.
Thus, the onus will be on them this time around to go the distance. But there are teams that will challenge them. These teams could well be termed as favorites as well. Here are three teams that could give India a tough fight in the 2020 T20 World Cup.
The current 50-over World Cup champions England will be contenders for the T20 World Cup as well. The brand of cricket that they play in white-ball has set a standard in world cricket. They go out and just attack, attack, attack. The batsmen don’t mind losing their wicket and just care about the run-rate.
In fact, England have the best run-rate in T20 cricket in 2019. They are scoring at 9.18 this year in the shortest format and that too with most frontline players not even playing most games. They boast of a strong batting line-up who can go out and smash the ball from the get-go. Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes, this batting line-up can go bonkers.
They’ve built a good bowling line-up as well. Jofra Archer hasn’t played a lot of T20Is but has played the shortest format all over the world. Chris Jordan has become England’s premier T20 bowler. The likes of Chris Woakes, Tom Curran and Adil Rashid will form the crux of the bowling department.
England also have one of the best white-ball captains in Eoin Morgan who has done a fabulous job leading the side since the 2015 World Cup debacle. In fact, he even led them to the final of the World T20 in 2016. Thus, England are serious contenders and will give India a tough fight for the title.