The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 action has been scheduled to take place this October- November and the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in India has reduced the possibilities of hosting the tournament. Recently, with the BCCI deciding to suspend IPL 2021 at halfway mark, it has brought about a big question mark in the fate of the T20 World Cup too. It is going to be a great risk if the tournament does take place in India.
UAE might be the next best choice which hosted the last season IPL perfectly despite the pandemic situation going around. The teams have started playing a lot more T20s with an eye on the world cup and also to pick up the right set of players in the squad. Here is the predicted opening pair of each team in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Predicted Opening Pair Of Each Team:
West Indies- Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis
Lendl Simmons started his international career in 2006 and he is still playing T20 cricket around the world. He was recently recalled by the West Indies management for the T20 matches and is expected to be at the top of the order for West Indies. Chris Gayle has been moved to number three from the opening position and Simmons is a big match player having been part of two T20 world cup winning squads.
Evin Lewis had a fantastic start to his T20 career and has already scored three T20 international centuries. He averages nearly 31 with a scintillating strike rate of 155 in the T20 internationals for West Indies. He generates a lot of power and likes to play his shots. He is an explosive batsman and is very hard to stop when he gets going. He will be the first choice opener for West Indies in the T20 World Cup.