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Ian Bishop Feel No One Team Favorite To Win T20 World Cup 2021
By CricShots - Oct 21, 2021 2:04 pm
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With the super 12 stages of the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled to be commencing in a couple of days, the excitement seems to be palpable among the fans and the pundits. Former cricketers and experts around the globe have shared their thoughts on the ICC event. Former West Indies pacer and now a renowned broadcaster Ian Bishop was the latest to join the bandwagon. Bishop said there are a lot of contenders but named England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, and West Indies among the favorites.

Team India
Team India

As per the quotes in Betway, Ian Bishop said, ‘We have to be realistic, there are lots of contenders.”

The former pacer then went on to elaborate on the strengths of England, India, New Zealand, the West Indies, and Pakistan.

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Ian Bishop elaborated, “England have got guys who are aggressive with the bat. India has stars throughout its line-up. New Zealand is beginning to hit more boundaries and have a dangerous bowling attack. Pakistan is dangerous with the ball. “But the West Indies have so much experience now, so I have my fingers crossed that they can go well.”

Ian Bishop
Ian Bishop

Ishan Bishop also narrated the story behind his famous “Carlos Brathwaite! Remember the name!” chant in the commentary box when the fiery all-rounder smashed Ben Stokes for four sixes in the last over to help West Indies clinch the last edition of the T20 World Cup.

Elaborating the same, Ian Bishop said, “One of the questions posed was which players we should look forward to watching in the final, beyond the obvious guys like Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo. I wasn’t the lead commentator at the time, it was David Lloyd. I was just waiting to see how the action played out and then David tapped me on the shoulder and said: “Please, you go ahead”.”

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He further added, “Carlos Brathwaite came to my mind because in that World Cup he’d been bowling well and he could smack the ball. I said to the guy: Carlos Brathwaite is a good all-around cricketer, remember that name. When he hit the final six, the first thing that regurgitated was what I’d said to that gentleman.”

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