Will India Finally Claim Their Second T20 World Cup Trophy?

With online betting on the rise in India, there will be the added thrill of staking on events at the T20 World Cup in Australia. While the hosts may be the favorites, India have a strong chance of picking up their second T20 World Cup trophy


You can already taste the anticipation in the air as India gear up to take part in the T20 World Cup in Australia at the end of the year. The Men in Blue haven’t claimed top honors in the tournament since the inaugural event in 2007. Even so, they have made it to two finals in the six competitions to date, making them one of the most successful sides. However, it’s the West Indies who have dominated so far with their two wins since 2012. India could match them with another victory, and will be desperate to stake their claim as the best T20 side in the world later this year.

West Indies Among the Outsiders

Despite West Indies being the most successful team since the T20 World Cup began, the Men in Maroon are not actually among the favorites to win the competition in 2020. Indeed, they can be found at around 8/1 to top the pile, while India have much shorter odds of around 10/3. This year’s hosts, Australia, are the current favo*rites among bookies at the time of writing, with odds of approximately 5/2.

The bookies will have taken the Baggy Greens’ home advantage into account when considering the odds, as the Australians have an excellent cricketing record on their own turf. However, it is important for bettors to remember the fact that no host country has ever gone on to win the T20 World Cup. Sri Lanka came closest when they hosted it in 2012 and reached the final – no other host has made it to the final two.

Along with speculating over India’s chances this year, a lot of cricket fans will be enticed to bet on the events. According to BettingGuru.in, the sports betting market in the country is growing rapidly, and the T20 World Cup will pose a good opportunity for gambling operators to gain a stronger foothold in the region.

Australia Will Be Tough to Beat

Australia have a strong chance of bucking the trend and being the first host country to pick up the T20 World Cup trophy. The Baggy Greens have won six of their last eight T20 games, and Justin Langer has some of the world’s in-form players at his disposal. Aaron Finch and Glen Maxwell are both in the top five of the ICC Player Rankings for T20 batsmen, while Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar are both in the top five for bowlers according to NDTV Sports.

One major thing in India’s favor is the fact that they are the country with the best record against Australia in T20. The two sides have faced each other 15 times, with India claiming ten victories and Australia five. India coach Ravi Shastri will hope to continue seizing the big moments as TimesNowNews.com noted in 2018. He will believe his side can rise to the challenge Down Under towards the end of the year.

With online betting on the rise in India, there will be the added thrill of staking on events at the T20 World Cup in Australia. While the hosts may be the favorites, India have a strong chance of picking up their second T20 World Cup trophy