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T20 World Cup, Group 1, Data check: From England to Windies, one key strength and weakness of teams


When the last ICC Men’s T20 World Cup took place in 2016, the entire landscape of the format was different. MS Dhoni and Daren Sammy were captaining their sides, Rashid Khan was not yet a global phenomenon and the format, in general, was not as refined as it is now in terms of data and matchups.

That being said, this year’s edition, like all the previous ones, is set to be as competitive as ever. Teams have been able to build their squads for a familiar battleground, the UAE, which has hosted the IPL, PSL, T10 League and internationals in the last few months.

Yet, no side is perfectly balanced; every team in the history of T20 cricket has had some shortcomings simply due to the volatility of the format and this set of teams is no different.

On that note, let us take a look at one key strength and evident flaw of each team that has had direct entry into Group 1 of the Super 12 stage.


Strength: Powerplay maximization

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