After a long summer of sports, the ICC World T20 is knocking at the door once again, this time being played in
. Cricketing nations from all over the globe are gearing up for what promises to be an enticing affair, with many teams with their eyes on the trophy. Sri Lanka
The International Cricket Committee, the ICC, first launched T20 cricket on the world stage at the T20 World Cup in
in 2007. Since then the tournament has been played in South Africa England in 2009 and West Indies in 2010, with India, Pakistan and emerging as winners in these editions. England
Let’s take a look at the teams and their chances of victory, starting with hosts,
. Sri Lanka
WEST INDIES: It has clearly been a long time since
West Indies dominated world cricket but this tournament just might be their moment to shine once again with the format suiting most of their players’ styles. Explosive batsmen like Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard, the dependable Dwayne Bravo and mystery spinner Sunil Narine are well established experts in the shortest format, capable of single-handedly turning any game around. The team might just spring a surprise or two this time.
Associate nations like
AFGHANISTAN and will have to work very hard to get through their respective groups, but no one knows what to expect from them and that just might play in their favour. IRELAND
T20 is undoubtedly the most entertaining form of the game and promises several upsets. The lively and dynamic nature of the game is such that it makes it very hard to predict a winner, with every team having a chance to make an impact. We look forward to watching some exciting cricket over the next few days and hope that the best team wins.