Each team focuses mainly on the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021, which will take place from October 17 to November 14 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. The global spectacle event was originally scheduled to take place in India, but due to COVID-19 complications, the India Cricket Management Board (BCCI) decided to move the competition.
Many experts of the game have already started announcing their favorites for the exciting tournament. Like every issue, the best discussion among fans will be about who can lift the coveted trophy in 2021. On the red-hot topic, Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar made a very interesting prediction about the winner of the T20 World Cup.
Akhtar reckoned that arch-rivals India and Pakistan would make it to the finals of the tournament, and the latter would eventually emerge victorious. In particular, India and Pakistan were placed in the same group along with New Zealand, Afghanistan and the other two qualifiers from the first round.
‘I have a feeling that Pakistan and India will play in the T20 final, and India will lose against Pakistan. The conditions in the UAE will benefit India and Pakistan. “ Akhtar tells Sports roof.
In the same show, the ‘Rawalpindi Express’ expressed his opinion on how Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam Indian skipper may surpass Virat Kohli. Akhtar said Babar needs to be consistent, especially to chase the matches to compare his Indian counterpart and then decide who could be better between the two in another ten years.
‘If Babar has to beat Virat and surpass him, he will have to chase more runs and play the kind of innings that Kohli has. There is no doubt that Babar Azam could probably be the biggest batsman of Pakistan but it will take time. We will judge Kohli and Babar after ten years where they stand, ” Akhtar added.