A lot will be riding when India kickstart their campaign in the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup. India’s renewed cricket rivalry with Pakistan as the two teams clash in their opening encounter, Virat Kohli’s final assignment as T20I captain and heightened expectations from over a billion fans with MS Dhoni back in the dressing room as a mentor. Will India be able to clinch an ICC trophy under Kohli’s leadership?

Well, India has a lot going in their favour ahead of the tournament. For starters, the sheer odds of winning the tournament. The India T20 World Cup odds are better than any other team, making them a hotshot favourite for the title.

Plus, they are a team in form with many of their squad members excelling in the IPL, the second half of which was played on these very grounds in the UAE. If you’re a punter, you may be licking your lips right now at the prospect of India T20 World Cup betting.

They have perhaps the World’s best top-3 limited-overs batters in Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Kohli. In Jasprit Bumrah and Varun Chakravarty, they have two of the most difficult bowlers to hit in the T20s. This may be India’s first T20 World Cup without Dhoni the player but the talismanic former captain returns as a mentor.

All these factors, along with the prevalent acclimatisation to the UAE conditions make them a real force to reckon with, pushing India T20 World Cup odds further.

India T20 World Cup odds

As per Betway, India World Cup odds stand at 29.00. After their loss to Pakistan & New Zealand in the opening games, India are on the verge of elimination from T20 World Cup 2021. India were the pre-tournament favorite and this has come out as the biggest shock.

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Virat Kohli: With a record to envy in T20Is as a captain and a player over the last 3 years, Kohli enters the T20 World Cup with a solid reputation. His only challenge has been the absence of an ICC trophy under his leadership.

He came close to it but lost it earlier this year at the ICC World Test Championship. However, the India World Cup odds slide in his favor and present the best chance for Kohli to claim the coveted silverware.

To his advantage, he has the most suited T20 side India has fielded in a long time and ardent support in Dhoni the mentor. Kohli is set to make the best of what he’s got.

KL Rahul: Rahul is India’s best T20 batsman, hands down. On the form, Rahul amassed 626 runs in 13 IPL games for the Punjab Kings at an average of 62.6 and a strike rate of 139.

He hit the most number of sixes in the tournament with 30 maximums and this makes him the most dangerous batsman in the T20 World Cup. Oppositions need to remove him early or the more he bats, India’s World Cup odds will improve further.

Varun Chakravarthy: India’s mystery spinner comes in with good numbers to boost his inclusion in the squad. He’s the joint-highest wicket-taking spinner in 2021 IPL with 18 scalps along with Yuzvendra Chahal and Rashid Khan.

He’s also the most economical of the top-10 most successful bowlers in this year’s IPL with 6.59 runs per over. He bowls the tough overs and can be a viable asset to Kohli in the tournament. You can take the ‘under’ runs bet in his over when you do online cricket betting.

India Squad & Schedule 

Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur

India – Super 12, Group 2

Matches

24 Oct – vs. Pakistan

31 Oct – vs. New Zealand

3 Nov – vs. Afghanistan

5 Nov – vs Scotland

8 Nov – vs A2

Prediction for India at T20 World Cup 2021

Anything short of a place in the final will be termed as a disappointment for the team and its fans. We feel the same way. India World Cup odds may be stacked in their favor but we foresee the overkill of playing continuous cricket, bio-bubble fatigue, and fitness toll on the bodies taking its effect sometime in the tournament.

For this very reason, we see them making the semi-finals at least. You can also spread the risk by betting on England as well as India to win the T20 World Cup 2021.

India’s history at Previous T20 World Cups

2007 – Winners, beat Pakistan in final

2009 – Eliminated in Round 2

2010 – Eliminated in Round 2

2012 – Eliminated in Round 2

2014 – Runners-up, lost to Sri Lanka in final

2016 – Eliminated in the semi-final, lost to West Indies

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