ICC Cricket T20 World Cup 2024 Prediction

Once the ongoing 17th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) concludes, all eyes will shift towards the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024 that starts on 1st June and the finals of the tournament will be held on 29th June at Kensington Oval, Barbados. It would be interesting to predict the possibility of the best four teams and their chances of winning the forthcoming T20 World Cup 2024.

You might think that England as the defending champions could once again claim the title. In reality, England’s performance has become lacklustre since the ODI World Cup in 2023 and lost the 5-match T20I series against West Indies by 2-3 in the previous year December.

Which team do you think will win the forthcoming grand tournament? It’s time to delve deeper into the prediction session of the T20 World Cup 2024 in detail…

Predictions for ICC T20 World Cup 2024 winner

Here are the possible chances of these four best teams that can qualify for the semi-finals and win the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 based on their recent performances:

1. INDIA:

After the 2023 World Cup, the Indian Cricket Team has been impressive in all three T20I series. Out of which Suryakumar Yadav was the stand-in captain for the two series against these teams namely:

  • AUSTRALIA: Won the 5-match T20I series with 4-1
  • SOUTH AFRICA: Levelled the 3-match T20I series with 1-1 (includes an abandoned match)

After Suryakumar’s injury, Rohit Sharma was appointed back as the T20I captain and led his team to a clean victory of 3-0 against Afghanistan.

Though, India couldn’t win the World Cup 2023 under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, but advanced into the finals as the unbeaten and dominant side of the tournament.

Along with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli’s batting, Team India consists of other sets of powerful batters who can strengthen the batting lineup such as:

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Shivam Dube
  • Rinku Singh
  • Ravindra Jadeja

Especially, Rohit Sharma and his men after facing a loss in the 2023 ODI World Cup finals will aim to clinch the World Cup trophy this time in the shorter format of cricket. Also, fans are eager to see if Rohit Sharma can be the next captain to win the 2nd T20 World Cup title for team India after MS Dhoni, who earlier lifted the trophy in the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2007.

2. AUSTRALIA:

Australia after winning the 2023 World Cup, have lost only a T20I series against India. Also, their recent T20I series win by 3-0 against the Black Caps on New Zealand soil proves their adaptability to any pitch conditions. Also, the Aussies clinched a 2-1 victory in the T20I against the West Indies in February 2024 with a strong batting lineup.

It remains to be seen if the Aussies can continue their momentum to win the T20 World Cup title for the second time after 2021.

3. WEST INDIES:

The West Indies being the hosting nation has the maximum chance of clinching the T20 World Cup on their home ground. After winning the 5-match T20I series against England with 3-2, the Windies weren’t in great form against the Aussies. Mainly, the Caribbean side will aim to target the shorter format of the World Cup after not being a part of the previous ODI World Cup.

Moreover, the West Indies will strive to become win the T20 World Cup for the third time after 2012 and 2016.

4. NEW ZEALAND:

Except for winning the World Test Championship in 2021, New Zealand have never managed to clinch an ICC Trophy. As a result, the Kiwis will be aiming to deliver an exceptional performance and win their maiden T20 World Cup title.

Conclusion:

After seeing the above predictions, you might wonder why teams like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and South Africa aren’t listed and the reasons for facing low chances of qualifying for the semi-finals.

Pakistan aren’t in their best form by losing the 5-match T20I series against New Zealand with a 1-4 result. However, the upcoming T20I series against New Zealand (April 2024), Ireland (May 2024) and England (May 2024) will be a real test for the Pakistan cricket team ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024.

On the other side, Bangladesh has never qualified for the playoffs in any of the T20 World Cup editions. Also, their recent loss in the T20I series against Sri Lanka by 1–2 lowers their chances of winning the World Cup. At the same time, the upcoming T20I series against Zimbabwe and the USA in May 2024 will be a chance for the Bangladeshi cricketers to sharpen their skills ahead of the tournament.

Furthermore, Sri Lanka after undergoing a poor campaign in the Asia Cup and World Cup in 2023, has been trying to prove its best abilities by winning back-to-back series against Zimbabwe (2-1), Afghanistan (2-1) and Bangladesh (2-1). However, the real challenge awaits Sri Lanka against South Africa and Bangladesh in the group stages to qualify for the Super Eight stages.

Whereas, South Africa hasn’t won any ICC Trophy and has a huge challenge of shedding the “chokers tag” in the upcoming tournament. Conclusively, the uncertainty of whether India or Australia will win their second trophy, New Zealand claiming their maiden title or West Indies aiming to become the most successful nation of the T20 World Cup history keeps fans excited