World T20 team guide

The most chaotic World Cup competition is back as Bangladesh stage the tournament for the first time.

Last Updated: 19/03/14 at 07:45 Post Comment

India, Pakistan, England and West Indies are all previous winners of the 20-20 crown, but who will shine in the sub-continent?

Darren Sammy's West Indies arrive as the team to beat but will have to overcome the huge absence of powerful all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who injured his knee playing football!

Australia are the bookmakers' favourites to lift the trophy after a remarkable renaissance in all forms of cricket under Darren Lehmann, however they have been drawn in the 'Group of Death' alongside India, Pakistan and the Windies.

Individual team guides below...

GROUP ONE

England
England, winners in 2010, have struggled in T20 cricket over the last year and are still getting used to life without Kevin Pietersen.

New Zealand
In-form New Zealand continue to prosper under captain Brendon McCullum and will arrive in the sub-continent as one of the dark horses to lift the trophy.

South Africa
Eager to shake off a 'chokers' tag in ICC world events, the world's top ranked Test team are still to prove themselves in the Twenty20 format.

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka couldn't be in better shape heading into the ICC World Twenty20 under the leadership of Dinesh Chandimal.

Qualifier - Either Ireland, Netherlands, UAE, Zimbabwe

Sky Bet's Group winner odds: South Africa 2/1, Sri Lanka 2/1, New Zealand 100/30, England 4/1

GROUP TWO

Australia
Australia would cap a remarkable 12 months if they manage to justify being amongst the favourites in Bangladesh and win the trophy for the first time.

India
India will be one of the favourites in Bangladesh, where the conditions should suit them, but they arrive hopelessly out of form.

West Indies
West Indies are finally showing signs of form as Darren Sammy prepares to lead the side during the defence of their World Twenty20 title.

Pakistan
Pakistan make the short trip over the border looking to improve an already strong record in the tournament, having lost in the 2007 final before winning the big prize in England in 2009.

Qualifier - Either Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Nepal

Sky Bet's Group winner odds: Australia 2/1, India 9/4, Pakistan 7/2, West Indies 7/2

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

eanwhile, England's best U21 players playing with those most likely to be in the senior team from 2020 onwards might increase their chances in those tournaments to a point where they could actually be potential winners. Unlike 2016.

shagwa
Wenger warns Hodgson

I

m not a doctor, but the cause is likely to be crap dancing after scoring. My prognosis is we may need to take that leg off.

GVMUFC
Rodgers reveals Sturridge woe

F

or the time being we just have to focus on the players we do have, Rodgers said. We have to make the best of what is available. Jesus wept!

rodger's gusset
Rodgers reveals Sturridge woe

Footer 365

Wenger warns Hodgson

Arsene Wenger has warned that England's chances at Euro 2016 may be hindered if senior players are allowed to take part in the European Under-21 Championship next summer.

Ched Evans: PFA understands Sheffield United's decision to retract training offer

The Professional Footballers Association says Sheffield United’s U-turn on Ched Evans is the right decision for all parties.

Dave Whelan controversy: Football Association to investigate comments by Wigan chairman

The Football Association has confirmed it will investigate comments made by Wigan chairman Dave Whelan.

Mail Box

A Funny Mail About Line Dancing & More

We have some great responses to young Jack's question about how readers first got into football. Plus, finally some intelligent thoughts on Dave Whelan's outburst...

United Fans Would Gladly Take Wilshere

That's the message to any Arsenal fans who don't appreciate the midfielder. Plus, plenty on everyone's current favourite football club chairman and a wee question about fandom...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property