T20 World Cup 2021: Brad Hogg names his probable semi-finalists
West Indies are the defending champions of the T20 WC.
Updated - Jul 21, 2021 3:53 pm
As the T20 World Cup is approaching real soon, the cricket experts and fans have started coming with their opinions and predictions around the same and it will be a thing to see who seals the final deal. In the same line of events, former Australian spinner Brad Hogg has come up with his perspective on the showpiece event. Hogg named his four probable contenders for T20 WC 2021.
It is a known fact that T20 WC 2021 will be played between October 14 to November 17 in Oman and UAE. The former great added that India, New Zealand, England, and West Indies are his probable conders for the semi-final spot. West Indies are defending champions are the only ones to lift the T20 WC twice in history. Hogg gave his names on the basis of batting depth present in the team which he believes is of utmost importance.
“India, New Zealand, England, and West Indies. That is on what I have seen into the lead-up. These teams seem to have stronger batting depth. #T20WC,” Hogg answered while answering a question of Twitter.
Brad Hogg answers a question on T20 World Cup
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) July 21, 2021
It has to be noted that as per the official T20I rankings, England, India, and New Zealand occupy the top three slots while West Indies are down at number eight. However, West Indies recently thrashed Australia in the T20I series 4-1 at home. On the other hand, England dominated Pakistan in the T20I series 2-1 at their home.
Michael Vaughan makes his point on T20 WC
Talking about other big names who gave their opinions on the probable winners of T20 WC, former English skipper, and commentator Michael Vaughan had his views clear. He added that England are in a great position to get hold of the mega event as they have all their bases covered. He also lauded Liam Livingstone who struck a wonderful century against Pakistan in the T20I game. Vaughan said that he will be the future T20I star of the English side.
“England have put themselves in a great position (to win the T20 World Cup) because they’ve got absolutely everything covered,” said Vaughan.