With the 2021 edition of the ICC World T20 now scheduled to start from October 17 in the United Arab Emirates and Oman, the mega tournament has provided another opportunity for Kohli. The Indian treadmill will resign from the T20I captaincy after the World Cup T20 and you will aim to check that box on your resume in style.
Can Kohli win his first ICC trophy as captain before handing over the captaincy token to someone else?
Former England captain and batting legend David gower He feels that India will be one of the big favorites heading into the tournament and that Kohli will have a good chance of leading India to glory this time.
“Virat will have a good chance of winning his first ICC trophy. India is a good team. India will probably be the favorite,” Gower told TimesofIndia.com in an exclusive interview.
India had won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007, under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, but since then the Men in Blue have been hoping to win their second title.
(Virat Kohli, left, and Hardik Pandya – Photo by Surjeet Yadav / Getty Images)
The 2021 T20 World Cup starts from October 17 in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The Super 12 round, in which the big teams will start their campaigns, starts from October 23 with a clash between South Africa and Australia.
India will kick off its ICC World T20 campaign against archrival Pakistan on October 24 at Dubai International. Cricket Stadium.
However, considering how fickle the T20 format can be, can any team be considered a big favorite? Gower echoed that sentiment, highlighting how a fantasy team can very easily lose in the shorter format of international cricket as well.
“The favorites tag doesn’t mean much. You can be a great team, you can be a winning team, but if you make a mistake at the wrong time, you may not win the competition. So, let’s say, for example, you make a mistake. mistake. You can lose by one race and you can lose by 20 races. There is no question that India will be very, very competitive, “Gower told TimesofIndia.com.
Interestingly, Kohli is the best rider in India and fourth overall in the world T20s. The Indian skipper has played 16 games (2012, 2014 and 2016 editions) and scored 777 runs with an average of 86.33. He has 9 half centuries in the mega event.