Michael Vaughan shared his opinion on some of the teams' forms. He fails to understand that how the Indian cricket team will get the 'favourites tag' in the T20 World Cup 2021. Though he did not completely dismiss the Indian team, rather also mentioned the name of some teams that can find it difficult to win against India in the T20 World Cup 2021.
The ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 is occurring in UAE and Oman. Michael Vaughan believes that England has a fair chance of lifting the trophy this year. He commented on the Indian cricket team that the men in blue 'has been a long way off' in the last few tournaments that they participated in.
The former right-handed batter told BBC Test Match Special, "England for me are the favourites. I don't know how India get the 'favourites' tag in T20 cricket. I just think they've been a long way off in the last few tournaments.'
Vaughan further mentioned that the Indian cricket team can be a threat to countries like England, West Indies, Pakistan, and New Zealand in the ongoing T20 World Cup. He said, "West Indies and Pakistan will be threats. I wouldn't write off Pakistan either. New Zealand have high-class players and you know they will come up with strategies to win games. I'll say it now, I don't give Australia much chance. In T20 cricket they've struggled. Glenn Maxwell's exceptional so he will have to have an incredible tournament."
He further added, "But I don't see the Aussies doing too much. England, India, West Indies, New Zealand, one of those four and maybe Pakistan because of the conditions."
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He also thinks that the pitches will play a key factor in the results of the tournament. "The pitches will be interesting because they've been used and slow (during the IPL). I think 150-160 might be defendable scores."