2021 T20 World Cup: India’s wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik has made a big prediction about the final of the 2021 T20 World Cup to be held in UAE and Oman in October-November this year. Karthik has said that the final match of the 2021 T20 World Cup will be played between India and West Indies. Also, Karthik has described West Indies as his favorite team after India.
Karthik said in the ICC digital show, “I don’t want to know about who will win this tournament. But I want to see India and West Indies going to the final. My favorite team after India is the Windies. I think in this format It’s the best and I would love to see West Indies in the final.”
He further said, “I want India to win. But for a moment I want to see India play against West Indies in the final. These two are my favorite teams for this T20 World Cup.”
Karthik was part of the Indian team that won the 2007 T20 World Cup. He said that there will be a competition between Rohit Sharma and David Warner to score the most runs in the tournament. He said, “Both players are openers and both are solid players. Both Rohit and World Cup are synonymous. If India do well, they are the ones who will help the team. Warner hasn’t played for Australia for a while. Now he will have the hunger to score runs. I am expecting him to score big.”
When asked who will go to the semi-finals apart from India from Group-2. Karthik said, “It is a very close matter for me. Apart from India, there could be Pakistan and New Zealand. I would love to see Pakistan, but I think New Zealand will find a way out.”
From Group-B, Karthik told more chances of Bangladesh. “Bangladesh have a good opportunity. They play well against spin and they have a solid team. I was surprised that they have to play matches for qualification,” he said.
Karthik told that Varun Chakraborty can emerge as the best bowler of the tournament. Karthik said, “My choice is Varun and I think this player will contribute in India’s progress.” The Men’s T20 World Cup will be held from October 17 to November 14 in the UAE and Oman. The matches of Super-12 stage will start from 23rd October.