Lara picks top three contenders for T20 World Cup 2020
The upcoming marquee event of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 is still a long way to go as it is scheduled to be held in Australia from October 18 to November 15, 2020. With around eight more months to go, the participating nations are playing T20 cricket more often than not.
The seventh edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup will see a huge competition among the teams as the game got evolved to a whole new level. It is going to be really intense for sure. The cricket legends and experts have already predicted the winner of the tournament later this year.
West Indies legend Brian Lara, who is in India, leading the West Indies Legends in the Road Safety World Series has picked his favourites for the forthcoming T20 World Cup trophy.
Instead of naming one team, the batting phenom came up with three teams namely- India, Australia and West Indies because he thinks that all the three teams have all tools to win the coveted title. He highlighted that Team India will be a formidable force in the tournament while also adding that Australia will be tough to beat at their backyard.
Lara didn’t forget to pick his home side and defending champions West Indies, which is the only team to win the World T20 title two times. However, Lara felt West Indies’ inconsistency could be an issue for them to defend the trophy later this year.
Lara told ESPNCricinfo, “I think India is going to be a force to reckon with. Australia at home… it’s not going to be an easy World Cup for anyone. Australia is going to be worried about India and the West Indies, West Indies are going to be worried about everybody because of their inconsistency sometimes. So it’s going to be a great World Cup to look at.”