The coronavirus outbreak has put the sporting world at the halt. While the world is trying to come out of the global pandemic, ICC is yet to decide the fate of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020. The world cup was scheduled to be played in Australia in October this year. But, the tournament could be delayed until things get back to normal. However, the tournament will take place sooner than later. The tournament has seen 5 different winners in 6 editions. Only West indies have managed to win the competition twice, and none of the teams has managed to defend the title yet.
Every team would come and try to win the trophy, but only a few will enter as the favorites to clinch the title. Let's take a look at which team will enter the tournament as the strongest to win the championship.
England: Ever since Eoin Morgan took England's charge, he changed the dynamics of this team. The agressive outset changed England's fortunes, and they also managed to win their first-ever one-day World Cup in 2019. With openers like Jason Roy and Jos Butler at the top, Eoin Morgan and Jonny Bairstow in the middle-order, no target is big enough for England. They also have the world's best all-rounder Ben Stokes in their ranks and bowlers like Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, and Tom Curran to take care of the bowling department.
India: In recent times, India has managed to build a ruthless squad under the leadership of a very relentless captain Virat Kohli. They arguably have the world's best batting unit consisting the names such as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Shikhar Dhawan. They also have two world-class all-rounders in Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja. India has worked upon its fast bowling resources as India now has one of the best pace-bowling attacks in the world lead by Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Australia: The hosts Australia has successfully revived themselves after the ‘sandpaper gate' fall. David Warner and Steve Smith are back in the playing 11 with Aaron Finch leading the way. They have a slightly weaker middle-order and lack genuine pace-bowling all-rounder. However, they have the best pace attack consisting of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. Kangaroos would also have the added home advantage, which could work in their favor.
West Indies: The two-tine champions may not look that strong on paper but never rule them out in the shortest form of the game. West Indies have enough firepower in their batting line up with the likes of Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Nicholas Pooran, and Shimron Hetmyer. The return of Darren Bravo means they now have 3 world-class all-rounders with Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell. They also have a decent bowling lineup with Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas, leading the charge.
While these 4 sides are expected to reach the knockouts, India and Australia look strongest on the paper. England has slightly weak bowling, which might cause them the title. Australia is top-heavy, but the home-advantage could work in their favor. Only India has all the bases covered at the moment, and barring any injury, they would enter the tournament as the favorites to lift the title.