The group stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 involving the lower-ranked groups has concluded with Sri Lanka, Namibia, Scotland, and Bangladesh reaching the Tremendous 12. Namibia and Scotland are potted into the identical group as India. Whereas many consultants imagine that Group India is the frontrunner to carry the ICC trophy, former England captain Nasser Hussain has a distinct opinion. To him, whereas India are one of many favourites, he wouldn’t name them the clear favourites as any staff can upset them within the knockout video games owing to the unpredictability of the T20 format.
“They’re favorites. I wouldn’t say clear favorites due to the format. The shorter the sport, the issues can occur. A person brilliance, 70 or 80 or 3 deliveries immediately change it the opposite approach round. So anybody might upset India in any knockout sport,” Hussain shared his opinion on Sky cricket.
One more reason behind Nasser’s doubts over India is the staff’s report within the knockout video games of ICC tournaments since their final victory within the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. Put up that India has reached the knockout stage of each ICC event solely to concede defeat on the finish.
They misplaced within the semi-final within the 2015 and 2019 ODI World Cups, and the 2016 T20 World Cup. Whereas they have been runners-up within the 2014 T20 World Cup, 2017 Champions Trophy, and the inaugural World Take a look at Championship.
“Their report truly as of late in ICC tournaments will not be good and that’s one thing they’re going to need to cope with,” Hussain added.
India will kick begin their World Cup marketing campaign with the high-octane conflict towards arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday, October 24 on the Dubai Worldwide stadium. The sport will likely be dwell from 7:30 pm.