Buttler said in an all-captains' press conference in Melbourne that Australia has been hosting the T-20 World Cup for the first time, which will give an advantage to the Aaron Finch-led side because they know the conditions better than anyone else.
Melbourne: The much-awaited T-20 World Cup will get underway on October 16 (Sunday). All the teams have ended their assignments before the World Cup. Cricket fans have a chance to see some remarkable cricket. Several teams are in the queue of hot favorites, but England is the best bet because its recent performance speaks to the team’s all-round ability.
England overpowered two strong teams in the bilateral series just before the shortest format showpiece. The English side first defeated Pakistan 4-3 in their own backyard, then thrashed defending champion Australia 2-0.
Buttler said in an all-captains’ press conference in Melbourne that Australia has been hosting the T-20 World Cup for the first time, which will give an advantage to the Aaron Finch-led side because they know the conditions better than anyone else.
Buttler further added that the shortest format of the game is replete with uncertainty, but I think history tells you that, generally, the host nation is a slight favourite in big tournaments.
“Many of us have travelled and played in Australia and know the conditions, but of course no one is going to know the conditions or be as accustomed to them as the Australian team.”They are also reigning champions, so you have to pick them out as tournament favorites,” he added.
The Australian skipper, Finch, said the players would be given a couple of off days in the lead-up “where there’s no cricket at all to let our guys recharge.” He lauded the English team’s performance and acknowledged that England “definitely outplayed us”.
England, India, and Australia are the top three teams, which are considered favourites. But cricket is a game with a lot of uncertainty. The difference between top teams is marginal. The Jos Buttler-led side has a chance to win the T-20 World Cup a second time.