IND vs ENG: India, Eng Call Each Other Favourites For T20 World Cup
Both India and England have called each other favorites for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in what appears to be a bid to stave off pressure from themselves.
The T20 World Cup is scheduled to take place in October-November in Indian, and five-match T20I series that begins on Friday at the Narendra Modi Stadium here from Friday between world No. 1 England and world No. 2 India is being touted as a dress rehearsal by two top title contenders.
Asked if his boys are the favorites for the T20 World Cup, skipper Virat Kohli said no and called England favorites instead.
"I don't think [we are the favorites]. I think it is England who will be the team to beat. They are the No. 1 side in the world. The prime focus will be on them at this (T20) World Cup. All the other teams will be wary of the strengths that they bring to the park. It is England who is the favorite. That will not change regardless of how they (England players) think," Kohli told the media.