No clear contenders in T20 World Cup: Muttiah Muralitharan

World’s great off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan believes that no one or two teams are strong contenders for the title in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. Murali believes that this time when a large number of teams are participating in this tournament, so that any team can win the title. The T20 World Cup will start in Muscat from October 17, while its final match will be played in Dubai on November 14.Also Read – Ramiz Raja said – Pakistan will host the Asia Cup 2023, the decision under the chairmanship of Jay Shah

“The most exciting thing about the T20 World Cup 2021 is that no team is clearly a contender,” Muralitharan said in a column for the ICC. The important factor will be the first 6 overs. Teams need to focus on this, whether they are batting or bowling. Also Read – T20 World Cup 2021: Temba Bavuma recovers from injury, South Africa’s World Cup team strong

He further wrote, ‘I think 70 to 80 percent of the game depends on those first six overs and the result is how well you perform in that period.’ Also Read – T20 World Cup 2021: “UAE’s favorable conditions will help Pakistan”

“People will look at the later overs and of course they are also important, but if you don’t get it right in the beginning, there is very little time to catch up,” Muralitharan said.

49-year-old Murali said, ‘It is not like an ODI match or a Test match, everything depends on a good start. That’s why I think the World Cup is wide open.

Regarding Sri Lanka, he said that the current team is not playing well, due to which it is not in the Super-12 stage of the tournament. Muralitharan said Sri Lanka need to enjoy the game and not get under pressure.

(Input: IANS)