The Three Lions are faced with a few challenges despite being one of the favourites.
The T20 World Cup got off to a great start after India won the inaugural edition of the tournament. Led by a young captain, Team India went on to defy all the odds and lifted the trophy. Since then, the dynamics of cricket have drastically changed, thanks to some inspirational performances.
Post the 2007 T20 World Cup, there have been many memorable instances in the tournament. Shahid Afridi hitting the winning runs for Pakistan, Carlos Brathwaite smashing four consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes and many more to name. Last year, the T20 World Cup was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, the fans will get to see their most prestigious tournament in the format this year.
With so many improved teams, the level of competition will rise. Adding on, we might see some memorable moments too. Talking about creating memorable moments, the English team has been on fire. However, there might be few problems for Eoin Morgan’s side.
Let us have a look at a few issues England may face ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021:
5. Spinning conditions will trouble their frontline batsmen, who like pace on the ball
There is no doubt that the Englishmen are the most brutal batsmen in the game. Talking about Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, all of them can take the game away in a flash. They are not afraid of huge totals and they can post mammoth totals.
But, they have something in common. Yes, they do struggle against spin. They have been able to deal with the spinners in home conditions. But, here we are talking about playing in the UAE and Oman.
Last year, in the IPL, almost every player in that lucrative lineup struggled against spin. And in the World Cup, they might have to face more quality spinners. This is a challenging task for the batsmen. Adding on, the opposition might include spinners in the powerplay which might add salt to the wounds.