The former one time IPL winning captain and coach Shane Warne has picked his favorites for the marquee tournament in WT20 which has already begun in Al Amerat and UAE. The round 1 is underway where 8 teams are battling it out to qualify for the 2nd round where the big boys are waiting for them.
The round 2 starts tomorrow with a double header as four teams out of the 6 teams in group 1 will be in action. The entire 2nd round will be happening in UAE where the 2nd leg of the IPL took place.
Shane Warne was regarded one of the greatest cricketing minds to have not captained his country at the international level. He was a shrewd reader of the game and was ahead of his time. Shane Warne reads the T20 game in a brilliant manner unlike his contemporaries. He put on the predictor hat to pick hot favorites for the WT20 and this is what he had the say.
I think Eng & India have to go in as fav’s for the T/20 WC. NZ always perform well in events too. But I have a feeling the Aussies are being underestimated as they have a lot of match winners in their squad. Then you have Pakistan & the Wi. Excited to see who will win
Shane Warne also came in support of 2 veteran left hand batters in David Warner and Eoin Morgan who are awfully out of form with the bat. Both the southpaws had a forgettable IPL and they didn’t hit form even in the warmups games.
Both Australia and England would like these 2 stalwarts to contribute for their team and they have enough experience to put their bad phase behind them and start smashing when the tournament starts. Here’s what Shane Warne had to say about these 2 out of form batters.