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Last Update on: March 12th, 2020 at 02:24 pm

In a year of major tournaments, including the Olympics, cricket fans are waiting for the T20 World Cup to commence.

Windies legend Brian Lara is in India to participate in the Road Safety World Series. He is leading the West Indies legend team and during his time here, he picked up his top three contenders for the T20 World Cup 2020.

India will be a force to reckon with: Brian Lara

India, Test Series, New Zealand vs India 2020, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal,
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Team India have some hard-hitting batsmen in their ranks and to back it up they have prolific all-rounders and bowlers. Brian Lara believes India will be a force to reckon with in the T20 World Cup.

With Australia playing at home, other teams will be wary of their prowess. Even the West Indies will be a side to watch out for in the T20 World Cup believes Brian Lara, albeit their inconsistency.

“I think India is going to be a force to reckon with. Australia at home….it’s not going to be an easy World Cup for anyone. Australia is going to be worried about India and the West Indies, West Indies are going to be worried about everybody because of their inconsistency sometimes. So it’s going to be a great World Cup to look at,” Lara told espncricinfo.

Brian Lara impressed with KL Rahul

KL Rahul, India, 2nd Wicketkeeper-batsman, New Zealand vs India 2020
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In modern day, KL Rahul is a notch below the greats. But he has grabbed his opportunity with both hands and proved his mettle. Brian Lara is mighty pleased with KL Rahul’s performance and believes he is one of the finest player on the international circuit at present.

“Rahul is just class. He is a great entertainer and a great person to watch bat,” Lara said.

“His technique and grace is just unbelievable. Of course, up there in the top three you’ve got Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma but every time I see him (Rahul) facing a delivery, I just love it; his head is over the ball all the time, he has a technique that I wish I had,” he added.