Cricket cannot be dominated by one player or one team all the time. The biggest example of this can be considered the West Indies and Sri Lanka team. Once upon a time these two teams were kind of like a boss team, but, they have not been to that extent now.
Similarly, in a short and fast format like T20 cricket, teams have to constantly develop their players and team management to maintain their good position, only then a team can establish itself in a format like T20 for a long time.
In the coming T20 World Cup, there will be many such teams who will perform as well as always and claim to win. Apart from them, there may be some big boy teams which may not live up to the expectations.
Today in this article, we take a look at 3 big teams who may exit the T20 World Cup in the first phase.
West Indies is the only team to have won the T20 World Cup title twice. However, the team has been consistently underperforming for some time now and this time also missed out on making a direct place in the Super 12. West Indies cricket is going through a very bad phase at present, due to which their major players have also refused to play for their country.
Because of this, the West Indies team looks very weak. Many young players have got a place in the team but their performance so far has not been convincing. In such a situation, the road for the West Indies team is not going to be easy and might even be a surprise from the Group Stages.
South Africa have not won any ICC World Cup so far and they too may have to struggle in the upcoming T20 World Cup. The team recently suffered a defeat against Team India in the series in India. Team’s captain Temba Bavuma’s form is not very good and neither has he proved to be a good T20 cricketer.
On the other hand, Kagiso Rabada is not getting enough support in the bowling line-up. The Proteas has many problems and looking at them, it would not be wrong to say that they might be seen struggling once again in the T20 World Cup and might suffer a group stage exit.
Australia, who have ruled world cricket for almost two decades, is no longer present at that stage in cricket today. Australia won the T20 World Cup last year by surprise but their recent performance has not been right. First they suffered a loss in the T20I series in India and then England defeated the Kangaroos team in the T20I series in Australia itself.
Australian team captain Aaron Finch’s form is also so very good, which is why he decided to retire from the ODI format. At the same time, their death bowling has also been not the same. Looking at Australia’s current form, it can be guessed that the Kangaroos may have to struggle in the World Cup that they will be hosting.