The T20 cricket is the most-watched format in the world. The format has simply amplified the pace of the game. With batters entertaining the fans with flashy shots, bowlers taking wickets and fielders taking terrific catches, the T20 cricket has been one heck of an entertaining package.
The T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The tournament was originally supposed to be held in India. However, due to the ongoing coronavirus concerns in India, the International Cricket Council decided to shift the marquee event to the gulf nation.
The tournament will commence on October 17. Meanwhile, teams across the world have been giving special importance to T20 cricket. Players are currently in the experimental phase as they are attempting to figure out their weaknesses and have also been sorting the woes before it’s too late.
Gautam Gambhir leaves out Australia and Pakistan
Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has picked the semi-finalists of the T20 World Cup 2021. Gambhir, who was part of the Indian team that won T20 WC 2007 and ODI WC 2011, predicted the top four teams that will make it to the semi-final stage of the competition.
According to Gambhir, India, New Zealand, England, and the West Indies are the four teams that would qualify for the semifinals. When asked to predict the semi-finalists, Gambhir said, “India, New Zealand, England, and West Indies,” according to Star Sports.
It remains to be seen which team would fight a good battle in order to win the title this time around. So far, West Indies had all the might to confront teams in the T20 cricket history. Rightly so, they won two titles, more than any other team in the shortest circuit.
Team India made the first impression by winning the inaugural edition of the ICC T20 World Cup in South Africa. Pakistan, Sri Lanka and England also lifted the T20 World Cup once. This time around, the competition is even tougher and it won’t be an easy task for the teams to make a bid for the title.