England wicketkeeper-batter Jos Butter named India and West Indies as the two teams that will pose a massive threat to England in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, which is slated to begin on October 17. England are placed in Group A alongside West Indies, South Africa, and Australia. The Three Lions kick off their campaign against West Indies on October 23 at the Dubai International Stadium.
Earlier, England Cricket Board (ECB) had announced its 15-member squad for the global event sans Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer. The squad though has enough match winners and X-factor players like Liam Livingstone, Tymal Mills, and Sam Curran to give tough competition to other teams. Buttler sounded optimistic about his team’s chances of going all the way during the seventh edition of the T20 World Cup.
“I think we’re certainly one of the favorites, I think we’re a brilliant team,” Butter said at an event at Sixes Cricket Club, Mirror reported. At the event, Buttler was named as the official ambassador of Booking.com’s sponsorship for the world event in the UAE.
Buttler further opined that India and West Indies are formidable teams when it comes to the shortest format. England wicketkeeper-batter reckoned that the Caribbean team has a lot of experience in the squad and a lot of power-hitters who can clear the ropes easily.
“There’s other fantastic teams around the world as well, I look at India and the West Indies in particular, who are always really strong. West Indies have a lot of experience in T20 cricket and a lot of six-hitting capability, which is quite nice to have in your team.
“But I think we’re a really good team, and we’ll focus a lot on ourselves and playing good cricket to the best of our ability. If we do that, we can go a long way,” he added