Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik has anticipated England to win the impending T20 World Cup 2021, planned to be played in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from October 17.
In a visit with cricketer-turned-analyst Isa Guha and West Indies cricketer Darren Sammy, the 36-year-old proceeded to term England as the expected contender for lifting the prize this year.
“If you remove my bias for India because that is where I am from and ask me to do something else, I would put England at the top of the run there,” said by Dinesh Karthik.
“The brand of cricket that they have played. They have consistently shown other countries how to play this format right from ball one. They have shown it through 50 overs but more so in T20s. But also, a well-oiled team can do with a solid captain Morgan,” further added by him.
“He [Eoin Morgan] has not got as many runs as he would like with the bat but I am sure when it matters, I am sure he will stand up for them.”said by Karthik when asked about Morgan’s performance in batting.
“For me, Nicholas Pooran is someone who is special. There’s something called bat swing, and he has probably got the best bat swing cricket. He could hit a cricket ball farther than most have ever done. He is a very, very important player if West Indies want to move forward in the tournament,” said by Karthik when asked about the top three players to be watched out.
“For India, that [character] is Hardik Pandya for me. He is there with the ball, he is there with the bat, and he plays a critical role with the bat, because every time India has floundered a little bit or want to up their run-rate, he is the guy. He can hit most bowlers to most parts of the ground… one of the reasons I really enjoy him. Even [with] his bowling, he is very clever.”
“Mitchell Starc, if he comes good for Australia. He’d be bowling those important overs for Australia, upfront, at the death. He has not been going too well, of late. But in the last series against West Indies, especially in the ODI format, he found his rhythm back” concluded by him.