T20 World Cup 2021: Ian Bishop Feels There Are A Lot Of Contenders For Winning The Trophy

Updated - 21 Oct 2021, 12:34 PM

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Former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop reckoned that there isn’t just one contender for winning the T20 World Cup trophy and added that it could be anyone’s trophy this time. The warm-up games have been so far very intense, and nothing has been predictable, which has kept the tournament interesting.

Sri Lanka has qualified for the T20 World Cup super 12 stages already with Wanindu Hasaranga’s individual performance, while Bangladesh has won one and lost one in their campaign so far. India and South Africa have managed to win both their warm-up games and are looking in good shape at the moment.

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Ian Bishop Assesses On Each Team’s Performances

Ian Bishop mentioned that the clear favourites tag for winning the title won’t work in this edition of the tournament and reckoned that there are a lot of contenders. He noted that England has aggressive batters while the Indian team is filled up with stars in the squad. He also mentioned the New Zealand side and Pakistan side looking a lot more potent with the ball.

“We have to be realistic, there are lots of contenders,”

“England have got guys who are aggressive with the bat. India have stars throughout their line-up. New Zealand are beginning to hit more boundaries and have a dangerous bowling attack. Pakistan are dangerous with the ball,” Ian Bishop told Betway.

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Ian Bishop Feels West Indies’s Experience Will Be Come Into Play

Ian Bishop felt that the defending champions West Indies are highly experienced and expect them to peak at the right time in the tournament. West Indies have been defeated in both of their warm-up games so far and are not looking at the best of forms. They still have a very strong squad, and they are the most successful side in ICC T20 Worldcup tournaments as well.

“But the West Indies have so much experience now, so I have my fingers crossed that they can go well,” he added.

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West Indies will play their first game in the Super 12 stages against England on October 23.

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