| On Oct 21, 2021 6:55 PM IST

T20 World Cup 2021: Michael Vaughan Trolled after he Picks Favourites to Win the Tournament

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ICC T20 World Cup 2021: The Super 12 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will be kicking off with the opening match between South Africa and Australia on 23 October at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ahead of the start of main tournament, this is the moment when all the cricket experts and former cricketers pick their favourites to win the mega event.

Michael Vaughan Trolled after he Picks Favourites to win T20 World Cup 2021

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has termed Team India as the “hot favourites” to win this year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the UAE due to their superb performance in the two warm-up matches. The Indian team registered comprehensive victories over both England and Australia in their two practice matches ahead of the start of main tournament. India defeated England by chasing down 189 runs with as many as 7 wickets in hand and then went on to emerge victorious against Australia in their second warm-up match.

“The way India are playing the warm up games suggests they may be now Hot favourites to Win the T20 World Cup,” wrote Michael Vaughan on Twitter.

Incidentally, Michael Vaughan has once again taken a big U-Turn from his previous statement where he mentioned England as the favourites for the T20 World Cup and also noted that India will struggle to compete against Pakistan and New Zealand. The former England cricketer also faced the heat on Twitter for not sticking to his comments.

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T20 World Cup 2021: India Likely Playing 11 for Pakistan clash

Team India will be starting their T20 World Cup 2021 campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on 24 October at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. The Virat Kohli-led side have a pretty balanced combination of experienced and young players. However, the team management also have some important decisions to make in order to pick the best possible playing 11 for opening match against Pakistan.

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India is very much likely to go in with the combination of six specialist batters including Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav. The biggest decision to be taken will be that whether the hosts will play three fast bowlers or three spinners in the playing XI against Pakistan.

India Playing 11 (likely)
KL Rahul
Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli
Suryakumar Yadav
Rishabh Pant
Hardik Pandya
Ravindra Jadeja
Shardul Thakur
Mohammed Shami
Jasprit Bumrah
Varun Chakravarthy

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