Lee believes that Men in blue, who won the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, are strong contenders to win the tournament that begins on Sunday. India will open its campaign on October 24 against Pakistan.
“England are always a big threat because of the team they have and the experience they have. But, for me, India is the favorite,” Lee told ‘Foxsports.com.au’.
“You think that India dominates all formats, but also because of the Indian Premier League, the young guys are coming, now they also have a good rhythm and their higher order can be unstoppable, “he added.
The 44-year-old chose Rahul, who has been in good shape with willow in the IPL second leg, racking up 295 runs in six starts for Punjab Kings, to become the leading scorer of runs in the World Cup. .
“I have supported KL Rahul to get the most runs in the competition. I think KL Rahul, coming off a great IPL, is the mainstay that the guys can build around him because it takes pressure off Kohli if Rahul is scoring. careers”.
“It allows Kohli to play his natural game. And obviously with Kohli and the captaincy, it’s probably his last chance, so he’s going to want to come out on top.”
The former sprinter feels that the elegant Suryakumar Yadav, who made an impressive white ball debut this year, is the next big thing in India. Cricket.
“You speak of highs, Suryakumar Yadav, he is the second best option for India.
“India would definitely be one of the best teams and could definitely win this,” Lee reiterated.
However, he feels that Australia, who have suffered a slump in the game’s shortest format recently, have chosen the best team of all time and can challenge India for the title.
“I think this is probably one of the best teams we’ve ever had.”
“I’m very patriotic, I want Australia to win and I think they can, but India will definitely be in the final and I think Australia has its best chance,” added Lee.
India and Australia are scheduled to meet in a warm-up game in Dubai on October 20.