T20 World Cup 2021: Predicting Team India's squad for the tournament

T20 World Cup 2021: Predicting Team India’s squad for the tournament

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The COVID pandemic had affected the cricketing calendar for the year 2020. With the iconic T20 World Cup being rescheduled to 2021 and with multiple changes in the international teams, things have turned out to be more exciting. Now, we are just a few months away from the long-awaited ICC T20 World Cup.

T20 is a format that is more popular amongst fans. Yes, it does provide more entertainment within a short period. This means that the action is always on for the fans who do not follow Test cricket. And with the tournament being conducted in the UAE and Oman, there is a strong chance that Team India can at least make it to the semi-finals this time. 

The national side has been unable to lift the trophy since 2007. They managed to reach the finals in 2014 but were choked by the Sri Lankans. Adding on, they reached the semi-finals of the 2016 edition but were thrashed by the eventual champions, the West Indies. But, this time, India has a big pool of players to choose from.

Here is a prediction for Team India’s squad for the T20 World Cup:

1. Virat Kohli (captain)

Virat Kohli of India
Virat Kohli of India. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

A no-brainer, Virat Kohli will lead the team in the upcoming World T20. The iconic batsman has been on a major trophy-less drought since 2013. Well, this time, the Indian squad is stronger than ever. 

With so many big names, Virat Kohli has the perfect company. Talking about his performances in the previous edition, he was the Player of tournament in the 2016 T20 World Cup. This time too, if he clicks, Team India will have a great chance to lift the trophy. 

Kohli has played 89 T20Is. With a terrific average of 52.65, he has been the most consistent run-scorer for the team. Adding on, he has a healthy strike rate of 139.04 too. This means he takes a few balls to set his eye on the pitch but makes it count later.