T20 has exploded into the public consciousness over the past few years, and that has been in part down to the roaring success of competitions, such as the IPL. However, if we take a much broader viewer on all things T20-related, then international T20s have done well to attract huge crowds, and there are always plenty of fireworks on the field of play. In particular, India has been on the rise. Between now and October, there is plenty of T20 cricket to be played before the World Cup gets underway.
India has a pretty hectic schedule in 2022, with a T20 series against the West Indies, and Sri Lanka on the horizon. But there are two series that have caught the eye more than most. In June, South Africa will be heading over to India for a five-match T20 series, and there’s usually drama when these two sides face off against each other. Well, there may have been some one-sided matches, such as India’s seven-wicket victory two years ago, but the series ebbed and flowed, and it finished 1-1 after the first match was abandoned without a ball bowled.
If that wasn’t enough, India will tour England the following month, and there will be three T20 and three ODI contests to follow after a five-match Test series. From a T20 perspective, India’s T20 series with England will represent a meeting between the top two sides in the ICC T20 rankings. England, of course, will want to make amends after their trip to India, where they crashed to a 3-2 defeat, and India won by 36 runs in the last ODI game of the series.
So, as we know, all roads lead to the World Cup, and Australia will be the team to beat. You can expect there to be feverish excitement by the time tournament draws even closer, India will be well backed, and you will find plenty of odds dished up by bookmakers at online cricket betting sites. At sites such as Bet365 and Betway, you will find markets for individual T20 series, as well as the World Cup, and with the latter, India will generally curry short prices.
As we have mentioned, preparation for the World Cup is vital, although it will be interesting to see whether playing in the IPL will take its toll on some of the India squad. Nevertheless, India has some pretty tasty-looking T20 series, and we can’t wait to see how these unfold. The South Africa and England series will certainly give us a better idea of how they are shaping up ahead of the T20 World Cup, so you won’t want to miss these games.