ICC T20 World Cup is just two months away. Every team is busy, finding their match-ups.  ICC T20 World Cup will take place in UAE and Oman.  In this article, we’re going to make 5 bold  predictions for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

Here’s the Cricketkeeda India’s 5 Bold Predictions in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup

1. India will once again beat Pakistan 

India will continue to beat Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 .  Pakistan have never beaten India in T20 World Cup. India will look to dominate Pakistan in T20 World Cup 2021.

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Indo-Pak matches are still the all-time best in Cricket

India is having a strong batting line up as compared to Pakistan batting. Inclusion of Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya has made India to bat fearlessly during the initial overs of the inning. The Indian openers are in-form . Virat Kohli is a world class player and has always dominant over Pakistan team.

The India bowling line has strengthen over the years. The Bhuvi – Bumrah pair has been successful for India in T20s . The spin department will be the key factor in the conditions like UAE.  India has been always been a tough side to beat in any conditions.

2. Afghanistan to qualify for Semi Finals

This is the boldest prediction we’re going to make. Afghanistan is the most underrated team in the super 12 stage. Afghanistan has always shown character in big games and gave tough competition to the cricketing giants.

Karim Janat (R) of Afghanistan celebrates with teammates two West Indies wickets during the 2nd T20i match between West Indies and Afghanistan at Warner Park

The conditions in UAE will favor the spinners. Afghanistan team has a good bunch of spinners.  They have 4 good spinners in their team comprising Rashid Khan, Nabi , Mujeeb and Zakir Khan. The Afghan spinners are threat to many teams.

The Afghan team also has god explosive batsman in their line up. Asghar Afghan, Zazai and Rahmat Shah will the batsman to watch out for in this T20 World Cup. The Afghanistan team has the greater probability this time to reach the semis of the T20 World Cup 2021.

Also Read : Why Afghanistan can win the ICC T20 World Cup?

3. Australia will struggle 

Once upon a time , the Australian team was the dominant side but in the last few years the team has suffered a lot. Australia lost a T20 series recently against Bangladesh.

The struggling Australian team got more worried when the tournament was shifted from India to UAE. UAE conditions assist spinners and Australians have always struggled against the spinners.

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Australian Cricket is struggling currently

Australia has two quality spinners but they both have failed to perform. Agar played brilliantly against India . Zampa and Agar are struggling to get form which adds to the worries for the mighty Australians.

4. West Indies will completely struggle 

The two times T20 World Cup champions West Indies will completely struggle in the T20 World Cup 2021. There are plenty of worries for the West Indies team to resolve before the T20 World Cup.

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Although West Indies are the favorites but it seems they migh struggle on spinning tracks here in UAE

Despite the return of big stars Andre Russell and Chris Gayle to the side after long phases of absence that saw them give priority to domestic leagues over playing for Windies, expecting a team that has constantly chopped and changed XIs to turn up without much practice as a unit.

Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer have been two players who have fairly been regular member in the West Indies XI since the T20 world  cup 2021 . Pooran has played 32 games, Hetmyer has played 30 of the 50 matches his side has played. They both are struggling to get their form back . The middle order has not been responding.

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5. Oman will qualify for the Super 12 stage

Oman is the co host for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Oman is the top contender to qualify for the super 12 stage from Group 1 along with Bangladesh.  Oman has featured in T20 world cup earlier.

Oman team has the strong blend of seam and spin bowling. Their batting has been the concern but have improved significantly.  Oman likely to qualify for the super 12 stage from Group 1 . Oman team is very familiar with the home conditions.

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By Shivanshu Chauhan

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