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Shane Warne Picks The Two Teams Favorites To Win The T20 World Cup
By CricShots - Oct 22, 2021 10:39 am
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Legendary Australian spinner, Shane Warne has opened that India and England can be considered as hot favorites to lift the T20 World Cup trophy in 2021. The Men in Blue have started their campaign on a positive note, winning both their warm-up matches in a pretty comprehensive manner. On the other hand, the Brits lost to India in their first practice game but came back to defeat New Zealand.

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India defeated England in the warm-up game

Virat Kohli and his men will be commencing their campaign in the Super 12s against Pakistan on October 24. The Three Lions will begin their journey on October 23 against the West Indies, under the captaincy of Kieron Pollard.

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While Warne considers India and England favorites to lift the trophy, he said that the Aaron Finch-captained Australia shouldn’t be taken lightly by any means. Shane Warne also said that Pakistan and the Caribbean team will be expected to pull off some surprises.

It’s pertinent to note that the West Indies are the defending champions, as they won the last edition of the tournament in 2016 under Daren Sammy’s leadership. He also said not to write off David Warner and Eoin Morgan amidst their poor run of form. 

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Elaborating the same, Shane Warne took to Twitter and wrote, “I think Eng & India have to go in as fav’s for the T/20 WC. NZ always perform well in events too. But I have a feeling the Aussies are being underestimated as they have a lot of match-winners in their squad. Then you have Pakistan & the Wi. Excited to see who will win.”

In his second tweet, Shane Warne wrote: “Ps Whoever wants to write of @davidwarner31 & @Eoin16 re their lack of form. Remember class is permanent & form is temporary – don’t be surprised if one of these players will be player of the tournament #ICCT20WorldCup2021 ! Who will win followers?” 

Australia started the warm-ups with a phenomenal win over New Zealand by three wickets at the Tolerance Oval in Abu Dhabi. However, India beat them by eight wickets in their second warm-up game at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai. Prior to the World Cup, the Aussies lost an away series at the hands of Bangladesh and the West Indies. In both series, they lost by margins of 1-4.