Graeme Swann charges India as favourites to win this 12 months’s T20 World Cup however says they may go into the event having been whitewashed of their summer time Check sequence in opposition to England.
India will bid to win the T20 World Cup for under the second time later this 12 months once they host the seventh version of the event.
Virat Kohli’s facet are ranked No. 2 on the planet in T20 cricket and laid down a marker final month with a powerful Three-2 sequence win over top-ranked England.
‘I believe India have been favourites earlier than that sequence they usually nonetheless at the moment are,’ Swann informed Metro.co.uk
‘England can win it, completely, as they confirmed within the video games the place they turned up. If Jofra [Archer] and Woody [Mark Wood] are match then that partnership is unbelievable.
‘England can beat anybody. T20 cricket will be vast open, it’s not at all times the favorite who wins, however India are the pre-tournament favourites. Having mentioned that, England might simply win it too.’
Earlier than internet hosting the T20 World Cup, India face a tour of England the place they play 5 Check matches in opposition to Joe Root’s facet.
India outplayed England in a house Check sequence earlier within the 12 months however Swann believes it is going to be a special story this summer time.
‘I believe England ought to win each recreation,’ the Betfair ambassador added. ‘England carried out higher in India than India will in England, I believe.
‘However even when that does occur, England can’t afford to win each match at residence after which simply blame the pitches once they lose away.
‘They did play on wickets that turned however the Indian batsmen scored runs. So they should enhance away from residence.’
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