Dinesh Karthik, Darren Sammy pick T20 World Cup favourites
Updated on: Aug 23, 2021 10:30 am IST
The WT20 fever is here and the tournament is happening after a gap of 5 years which adds to the excitement. The defending champions West Indies have prepared themselves in the best possible manner by playing 5 T20Is each against two decent sides in South Africa and Australia.
Dinesh Karthik names his 2 finalists for WT20
The former KKR captain Dinesh Karthik picked his 2 finalists of the tournament. He named West Indies as his 2nd favorite team besides India and this is a common choice for most of the cricket lovers. The Caribbean side plays a brand of cricket that inspires and attracts everyone as far as the shortest format is concerned. Here’s what Dinesh Karthik had to say about his 2 finalists.
I’m not going to go all the way to who is going to win but I’ll tell you this, I’d love to see an India vs West Indies Final. My second favourite team after India would definitely be West Indies, only for the flair of cricket that they play. I think in this format, they love it, it brings out the best in them and I would love to see West Indies in the Final. Whether I want them to win it, that will depend on their opponents that day but for the moment I would stick with an India West Indies final
Darren Sammy picks WI to win the trophy
The 2 time world cup winning captain Darren Sammy had no doubts about West Indies defending their WT20 title successfully. Here’s what he had to say in an ICC Digital Show.
It’s a no brainer for me – West Indies all the way. When you look at West Indies, and people might say I’m sounding biased, but in the last three tournaments we’ve managed to get to the final four, winning two out of them
Andre Russell is one of the best T20 players in the world at the moment if not the best. He has started to bowl consistently and has been looking in good shape.
“I’m more interested in who is going to be the ‘Player of the Tournament. Somebody like Andre Russell, who bowls and bats and comes in at crucial times, will come out with that title,” Sammy concluded