As the anticipation grows wild for the T20 World Cup, fans cannot keep themselves from salivating over the match prospects we’ll be able to see. Comprising some of the biggest names in T20 cricket, there is no second-guessing the fact that this tournament will be remembered as one for the ages. The squads have already been announced and some of them look a class apart from the rest on paper. That being said, here’s a look at the top three T20 world cup teams based on their brand value.
Top 3 T20 World Cup Teams based on their brand value.
Despite a few names shockingly missing out of the squad, India’s roster looks absolutely stacked from top to bottom. The inaugural champs would most definitely like to repeat their heroics from the 2007 T20 World Cup. This tournament will mark the only time Virat Kohli would lead India in the tournament. Virat had decided to step down from leadership duties in a press release last month. With top quality batters like Rahul, Rohit, Virat, and T20 specialists Pant, Suryakumar, and Hardik, India’s batting unit is a force to be reckoned with. The men in blue’s pace battery are loaded with some of the finest talents there is like Bumrah and Shami. With veterans Ashwin and Jadeja mixed with young talents like Chahar and Varun, India’s spin department looks bolstered. With such fine talent and a stable unit, India has to be one of the top contenders for the trophy.
Having tasted championship glory over a decade ago, England will have their eyes set on becoming T20 champions again. England’s batting lineup is hands down the best in the entire tournament. Featuring Roy, Malan, Bairstow, Buttler, and Morgan, England’s batting has the potential to destroy any bowling attack on a given day. The quality of their all-rounders is another aspect that makes them stand apart from the rest. Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Livingston, and Woakes are some of the pros of the T20 format with tons of experience. Despite lacking Archer, England’s bowling looks solid as well, with the return of Tymal Mills adding credibility to the attack. A solid side built around T20 specialists, England would most definitely look to right the wrongs of 2016 and #bringithome.
1. West Indies:
The most successful side in the T20 World Cup, the Windies would have their eyes set on repeating history. The defending champions stacked with seasoned veterans who can single-handedly change the course of any given match. Considered the favorites heading into the tournament, Keiron Pollard’s men are the team to beat. Stacked with behemoths like Gayle, Lewis, Pollard, Russell, and Bravo, the Caribbean ship have a smooth ride ahead of them. Their batting is more than compensatory despite them not having the greatest pace attack heading into the tournament. It would really be interesting from a fan’s perspective to see young talents like Pooran and Hetmyer mix it up with some of the greatest legends this format has ever produced.