Updated: September 5
Every team is now focusing on the forthcoming T20 World Cup 2021 scheduled to be held in October-November. India was going to host the tournament, but due to rising cases of Covid-19 in the second wave, plans are now shifted to UAE.
Not only T20 World Cup but also IPL is going to take place in UAE. IPL was postponed in the mid-season due to rising Covid-19 cases. VIVO IPL 2021 will act as a dress rehearsal for the upcoming ICC T20 world cup 2021.
IPL 2021 Will Act Like A Dress Rehearsal For T20 World Cup 2021
A Golden Opportunity For A Few Indian Players To Cement Their Place
VIVO IPL 2021 will be a colossal opportunity for a few Indian players such as Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, etc to perform and give the selectors a good reason to pick them for the ICC T20 world cup 2021. This mega event starts just two days after the completion of the IPL 2021 part two.
These players can be itching to give their best. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are already in excellent form, and these two batsmen will be on the radars of the selectors. The same goes for Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan.
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Players Will Get Proper Match Practice Due To IPL Being Held Just Before The World Cup
IPL is based on the T20 format, and the same goes with the T20 cricket world cup. Yes, IPL will serve as practices matches with obvious high prices on the line. Players will have the advantage of playing with players of their rival teams.
This will help players to understand other players and their tactics. They can prepare themselves for their opponents very well.
Team Management Can Figure Out The Best Combination
IPL is just before the World Cup, which means that if a player stays in great form during IPL, he can continue his excellent form in T20 World Cup too. The selectors will get an idea about which player is great to have in the team.
This will produce new combinations of bowlers and batters for opening pairs and proper spin and seam combinations. A team may get a rising star or a replacement player for their team.
Players Will Get Used To The Pitch And Environment As The World Cup Will Be Held In The UAE.
UAE is a country with hot climate and sand storms. The weather in UAE, and Oman is very unpredictable. Players will have to adapt themselves to this hot climate and weather. The pitch will play a significant role in this T20 World Cup because the grounds are not that big.
The Players will get a proper analysis of the pitch even before the World Cup. This way, they can strategize their plans and prepare in a better way.