Given both India and England are two of the most premier sides, their contest is billed by many as one of the biggest match-ups.
With the T20 World Cup 2021 only three months away, all the teams are gearing up and the preparations are in full swing. India is currently participating in a limited-overs away series against Sri Lanka, with the T20I leg of it commencing from July 25, while West Indies has recently hosted South Africa and Australia.
Further, only last month England blanked visitors Sri Lanka 3-0 and 2-0 in the home series of three T20Is and as many T20Is recently and followed that by another 3-0 and 2-1 win over Pakistan in a home ODI and T20I series. While England’s white-ball form has been staggering of late, India has had the woods over them in the shortest format for quite some time. Since 2017, England has played a total of 12 T20I series, of which three have been against India.
While they have won eight of the nine series played against other nations, England has not managed to beat India in either of the three series, which includes their loss from early 2021. Given both India and England are two of the most premier sides, their contest is billed by many as one of the biggest match-ups.
To that end, Michael Bevan’s thinking is no different. “This match up would be game of the tournament. Eoin Morgan believes the Indian team deserve to be World Cup favourites. Hard to argue that this would be the case given England are the current No 1 team,” Bevan recently commented on CricTracker’s Instagram post highlighting England’s record in bilateral T20I series since 2017.
I think we will win the World Cup: Stuart Broad
England pacer Stuart Broad recently opined that he sees England lifting the T20 World Cup 2021 after the team scripted a turnaround against Pakistan to clinch the three-match T20I series 2-1 after being 0-1 down.
“I was just watching Morgs [Morgan] lift the trophy and I think we will win the World Cup. We have got so many bases covered. It’s all looking pretty rosy,” said Broad. Notably, England’s victory came in the absence of Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer, highlighting which Broad added, “Stokes comes into this team, although I don’t know where he bats, and I think Archer will be an amazing addition.”