10. Afghanistan: 6/10

This time, Afghanistan will be led by the number one T20 all-rounder Mohammad Nabi. Apart from him, there are many well-known faces as well. This time, the Afghans will be the dark horses of the tournament.  This is mainly because of the “impact players”.

9. South Africa: 7/10

South Africa is one of the most inexperienced teams of the tournament. This time, they will be taking the field without their regular players in the form of Chris Morris and Faf du Plessis. They have taken a great risk by opting for younger players and experience plays a big factor in a tournament like the World Cup.

8. Sri Lanka: 7/10

Sri Lankan cricket is at its lowest point right now. They have not been able to fill the spots left vacant by the giants of the game. The winners of the 2014 edition have to pull up their socks and prove their worth by performing exceptionally well this time.

7. Bangladesh: 7.5/10

The Bangladesh T20 squad has been able to defeat the Kiwis and the Aussies during the T20 series in their backyard. Even though the pitches were poor and the opposition was playing with their “B” team, they have been impressive. 

6. Australia: 7.5/10

The Australians have a star-studded squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. With so many big names, there is no doubt that they are here to make an impact. However, the only factor that is affecting them as a team in the form of the players and injuries.

5. West Indies: 8/10

The defending champions will be without their hero from the 2016 edition of the T20 World Cup. The Windies management has opted for Ravi Rampaul instead of Carlos Brathwaite. However, their squad is still one of the strongest in the tournament.

4.Pakistan: 8.5/10

The Pakistan national team was a dominant force during the first few World T20s. They had the big hitters, the spin wizards, and the lethal pace bowlers in their squad. However, recently, they have been mediocre performers.

3. New Zealand: 8.5/10

New Zealand has always been considered a strong team in every format of the game. This time too, Kane Williamson’s men have world-class bowlers in the form of Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, and Tim Southee. Apart from that, they have the pace of Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson and Todd Astle.

2. England: 8.5/10

England was the finalist of the 2016 edition of the T20 World Cup. Although it was a forgettable night for the Englishmen at Kolkata, they went on to win the ODI World Cup in 2019. Now, they are the strongest team at the 2021 T20 World Cup.

1. India : 9/10

In every edition of the T20 World Cup, Team India is termed as the favorite. This is mainly because of IPL and its competitiveness. This time too is no different. India has a strong squad that includes proven performers.