Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan believes Eoin Morgan and co. are the firm favorites to win the ongoing T20 World Cup. He also said he finds it puzzling to see Team India get the favorites tag in the shortest format of the game.
The Indian team led by Virat Kohli has been termed by many as the favorites to win the trophy. Alongside them, West Indies are also firm contenders as they’re well-known to thrive in this format. Vaughan, however, feels England will take the trophy home this time around.
“England for me are the favourites. I don’t know how India get the ‘favourites’ tag in T20 cricket. I just think they’ve been a long way off in the last few tournaments. West Indies and Pakistan will be threats. I wouldn’t write off Pakistan either. New Zealand have high-class players and you know they will come up with strategies to win games,” Vaughan said on BBC Test Match Special.
“I don’t see the Aussies doing too much” – Michael Vaughan
The Ashes-winning captain Vaughan further analyzed that the Australian team does not have much of a chance in the tournament. Apart from Glenn Maxwell, not many are in form ahead of the Super-12 stage. This is a major point of concern for the Aussies.
“I’ll say it now, I don’t give Australia much chance. In T20 cricket they’ve struggled. Glenn Maxwell’s exceptional so he will have to have an incredible tournament. But I don’t see the Aussies doing too much. England, India, West Indies, New Zealand, one of those four and maybe Pakistan because of the conditions,” Vaughan added.
India defeated England in the warmup match on Tuesday, while Australia got past Trans-Tasmanian rivals, New Zealand.