Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is super confident of his team’s chances in the upcoming T20 World Cup. He believes Team India are favorites to win the title and have their bases covered ahead of the marquee event. The event was scheduled to be in India but the rapid rise in the COVID cases and the suspension of the IPL has made the ICC doubtful about India as a venue. However, the BCCI is still willing to host the event.
With India playing at home and boasting some of the biggest T20 stars on the planet, Yuzvendra Chahal told Sports Tak that the Men in Blue are the No.1 contenders for the T20 World Cup.
We Have All Bases Covered: Yuzvendra Chahal
“I feel we have covered all bases. You know the 22-23 players that are in the reckoning for the World Cup. All slots have been filled. If you look at the middle-order, spinners, medium-pacers or batsmen you will see there is adequate preparation for the World Cup. Due to our experience, we are the no.1 contenders for the World Cup,” Chahal claimed.
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With India closing in on losing out the hosting rights, the UAE is the most likely option for the T20 World Cup. Yuzvendra Chahal also said that the experience of playing IPL 2020 at the venue will help the players in the T20 World Cup.
Meanwhile, the Indian team will play a limited-overs series against Sri Lanka before the T20 World Cup. Chahal said that the series is important as a preparation for the big event.
“It is a final exam after years of hard work. Those who do well will get the World Cup reward. My target is to perform well in the matches I play. There is no undue pressure because all my focus would be on the Sri Lanka tour, and the World Cup is after it. If I start thinking about it right now, my focus will move away from the Sri Lanka tour,” Chahal concluded.
India will tour Sri Lanka in July, playing 5 T20Is and 3 ODIs during the white-ball tour. The Men in Blue are yet to announce a squad for the series. They will be coached by former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid on the trip.
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