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Wasim Akram Picks His Favourite To Win 2021 T20 World Cup

Wasim Akram Picks His Favourite To Win 2021 T20 World Cup
Wasim Akram (Credit: Getty Images)

The T20 World Cup is only a few months away. The discussions and the preparations of the teams are in full flow as they look to win the cup. The 2021 T20 World Cup will be the first-ever T20 WC in almost five years after India hosted the 2016 World T20.

The T20 WC will return to India this year as per the original schedule, but those plans could change. With India battling the Covid-19 and a reported third wave of the horizon around October-November, it is possible that the T20 World Cup be moved to the UAE.

Many top teams will look to get their hands on the esteemed prize. Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram was asked about his pick to win the T20 World Cup, to which he replied that four teams are capable of winning the ICC event, but backed India as favourites to lift the crown.

“I suppose, between the main teams, India appear favourites. They play fearless brand of T20 cricket. England is also at the top of the ladder. I think New Zealand too. And you never know about the West Indies. If their main players are in, they have a tendency to scare,” Akram said on ARY news.

Pakistan have to work on certain areas – Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram said that he would love to see Pakistan lift the trophy, but he believes that they have to work on certain areas. He believes that if they can solve their problems then Pakistan is certainly in contention for the title. Pakistan won the 2009 T20 World Cup in England, beating Sri Lanka in the final by eight wickets.

“Pakistan need to work on their team combination. Obviously, being a Pakistani, I would want Pakistan to win the World Cup. That will be a dream come true for all of us, especially the young captain, and if they need to improve their combination, find the best XI, they can fight. The problem of No. 5 and No. 6 needs to be solved,” Akram pointed out.

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