T20 World Cup 2021 – Yet another edition of the T20 World Cup in UAE is about to get underway in less than a week period of time. This will be the 7th edition of the T20 World Cup which was earlier scheduled in Australia last year 2020.
The inaugural T-20 World Cup in South Africa was won by the team India under the captaincy of young MS Dhoni who had entered the world cup with the team after their shocking departure from the 2007 50-over tournament in the presence of greats like Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, and Sourav Ganguly.
While in the IPL 2021 both the teams have been knocked out of the playoffs games which end their campaign in the tournament after playing some great cricket in the league.
With the world cup around the corner, there is a video released from the Star Sports official in which the Indian Captain Virat Kohli has been involved in friendly banter with the wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and saying out ‘India is still searching for a replacement of MS Dhoni’.
Virat Kohli trying to motivate the wicketkeeper while telling him it’s the range of sixes that will help the teams emerge victorious at the times. Even in the recent decade, Virat Kohli says that column of MS Dhoni is still void. “Risabh, Sixes gonna be the game-changer for the teams in T-20 format”. Virat Kohli in a video telling to Pant which has been shared by Star Sports officials.
While replying to quick response, Rishabh Pant says “Captain need not to worry about that as it was the flamboyant wicket-keeper which led India to became champions after 28 long years.”
Virat Kohli added to this, “Yes, but India have not got a wicketkeeper like Mahi bhai since then,”
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T-20 World Cup – Team India replace Axar Patel to in-form Shradul Thakur in the team
While team India comes into the world cup with the momentum of great IPL 2021 season where their batters have dominated the tournament single handily. The excitement is there to see the leading run-scorers of IPL as team India will start the tournament with warm games against England and Australia before the tournament commenced.
As far the changes are concerned team currently there is only one change as Axar Patel is replaced by in-form fast bowler Shardul Thakur who had a great tournament in IPL while playing for Chennai Super Kings. The opening game of team India to start their campaign will be against arch-rivals Pakistan on 24 October in Dubai.
Some interesting facts about T20 World Cup
1. The most successful team in the tournament history is the West Indies who is also the defending champions after crushing England in 2016 when Carlos Braithwaite struck 4 Sixes in 4 balls.
2. Yuvraj Singh is only to score the fastest fifty in the T-20 cricket history and also the only player to holds the record of six sixes in an over.
3. In the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup, Zimbabwe had defeated Australia, and upset came under the captaincy of Ricky Ponting.