Former England skipper David Gower has stated India National Cricket Team led by Virat Kohli are one of the favourites to win the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 event.
T20 World Cup 2021 is all set to begin from October 17 in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman and India will commence their journey in the World Cup with a high-profile battle against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Also, The current Indian skipper Virat Kohli has announced that he will be stepping down from the T20I captaincy after the upcoming World Cup. So he will be eying on finally winning his maiden senior ICC Trophy as a captain.
Kohli came very close to winning his first ICC trophy in the World Test Championship (WTC) which was held earlier this year, but India faced a defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the final of the tournament.
Virat Kohli Will Have A Good Chance Of Winning His Maiden ICC Trophy – David Gower
Former England captain David Gower reckons that Virat Kohli has a good chance of winning his maiden ICC trophy as India is a strong side. Speaking to Timesofindia.com Gower said:
“Virat will have a good chance of winning his maiden ICC trophy. India is a good side. India probably will be favourites,”
Meanwhile, further, David Gower added that the tag of favourites doesn’t matter in the shorter format as a small mistake done by the team can easily cost them the match. He said:
“The favourites 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 might still not win the competition. So, let’s assume for instance that you make a mistake. You can lose by one run and you can lose by 20 runs. There’s no doubt that India will be very very competitive,”
MS Dhoni-led India won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup tournament which was held in 2007 and since then India is waiting to win their second trophy.