The 2021 T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in India in October-November this year. The host will enter India as a favorite in the tournament. However, in the pre-T20 press conference against England, when the Indian captain was asked if India is a contender to win the T20 World Cup, Kohli replied in no. He described England as the biggest contender to win the 2021 T20 World Cup. At the same time, when England captain Eoin Morgan was asked who is the contender for the 2021 T20 World Cup, he said that India is a strong contender for victory.
Asked if India is a contender for the T20 World Cup? To this, captain Virat Kohli said, “No, I don’t think we like it. I think England is its contender. They are the number-1 team in the world.”
Meanwhile, England captain Eoin Morgan said that India is a strong contender for victory by playing the World Cup on home soil. He said, “I think India is a very good team. Having the T20 World Cup in India itself, India is a strong contender for victory.”
First T20 between India and England to be played today
From 7 pm today, the first match of the five-match T20 series will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera. Both teams would like to start the series with a win. Both England and India have performed brilliantly in T20 cricket, so this series can be very thrilling.
Significantly, this is India’s last T20 series before the 2021 T20 World Cup. In such a situation, Team India is looking at this five-match series as preparations for the World Cup. Through this series, Indian captain Virat Kohli would like to form his core team for the 2021 T20 World Cup and keeping this in mind, the team management and selectors have selected the team.