New Delhi. Team India can win the title of T20 World Cup 2021. Many, including former Australian legend Brett Lee, believe that this time India is the strongest contender to become the champion. Lee expressed hope that batsman Lokesh Rahul and fast bowler Mohammed Shami will do well. Both Rahul and Shami play for Punjab Kings and the performance of both the players in IPL 2021 has been very good.
“I think with the top four or five batsmen and the bowling attack, India are probably going to be the top contenders for the title. Looking at the performance of the last few months, in my view, Lokesh Rahul will be the top scorer of the tournament and Mohammed Shami will be the highest wicket-taker. KL Rahul is set to open for India. Rahul has scored 626 runs in IPL 2021 and has crossed the 575 plus mark for the fourth consecutive season.
Apart from this, Rahul scored 51 runs against England in the warm-up match of the T20 World Cup. In the next warm-up match against Australia, this batsman scored 39 runs. Rahul has scored 1557 runs in 42 T20 matches for India with the help of two centuries and 12 half-centuries. His strike rate is also 142.
At the same time, the player of Punjab Kings, Mohammad Shami is in tremendous form. Shami has taken 19 wickets in 14 matches this season. The economy rate stood at 7.50. Best performance was 3 wickets for 21 runs. Shami took the maximum 3 wickets in the warm-up match against England. Although he was a bit expensive and gave 40 runs.
Indian team for T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar .
Reserve players: Akshar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer