T20 World Cup 2024: Eoin Morgan betrays England by picking favorites to win World Cup

Team India and Eoin Morgan

The Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team has landed in the United States to participate in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024. India is eager to end its decade-long ICC trophy drought by winning the upcoming tournament, which begins on 1 June in the US and Caribbean.

As the 2024 T20 World Cup approaches, the Men in Blue are ready to rise to the challenge of ending their long wait for an ICC title with a strong team, expert leadership and hunger for success.

Ahead of the mega event, former England captain Eoin Morgan said that Team India is a strong contender to win the T20 World Cup 2024 in the US and the Caribbean. Morgan believes India is the team to beat in the next edition of the marquee event.

India are favorites to win the 2024 T20 World Cup: Eoin Morgan

He highlighted India’s exceptional depth and talent and said that even the players who are not included in the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 are incredibly strong, and that shows their overall strength. The former England batsman further emphasized that the current list of the Indian cricket team is the strongest for the upcoming ICC mega event.

Morgan, who led England to a historic victory in the 2019 ODI World Cup and played in the T20 World Cup final in 2016, also noted that if Rohit Sharma and his squad play to their potential, they are capable of crushing any team by a significant margin. in the tournament, which makes them clear favorites for the title.

Eoin Morgan said on Sky Sports: “The strongest team even with injuries throughout the tournament is undoubtedly India. Their strength and depth are absolutely incredible right now… We are talking about who were the players who were left out of their team of 15 because of the quality they possess.

They haven’t won it since the first World Cup, in 2007. For me they are favorites. I think they are just the quality they have on paper. If they do it, I think they can, they can beat anyone pretty well in the tournament.”

Michael Atherton wonders why India hasn’t won the T20 World Cup since 2007

Meanwhile, former England captain and commentator Michael Atherton has expressed surprise at India’s inability to win the T20 World Cup title since their historic victory in its inaugural edition in 2007, despite widespread rumors of that the IPL improved the skills of Indian players.

Atherton was quoted by Sky Sports: “They haven’t won since that first World Cup in 2007. That’s the great irony. That’s the time. It is also ironic because everyone talks about the IPL and how it has improved. Indian T20 cricket. The irony is that the only time they won was before the IPL.”

Notably, India will kick off their 2024 T20 World Cup campaign against Ireland at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on June 5. India’s T20 World Cup team featured Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Suryakumar Yadav in the batting department. .

Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson have been chosen as the wicketkeeper-batsmen of the tournament. Team India has all-rounders like Hardik Pandya, Shivam Dube, Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja while Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Siraj completed the team completing the bowling attack for the mega event.