Present and former cricketers around the world have touted India as top favourites to clinch the World T20 title, and betting sites have also put MS Dhoni's men as the team to beat in the competition. Following India in the favourites odds are Australia and South Africa.
Most of the betting sites including bet365, sporting bet, paddypower and 888 sport have given the exact same odds for India (2/1), Australia (9/2) and South Africa (9/2). The odds for England (7) and New Zealand (9 and 10) are primarily the same across all betting sites.
Such betting odds for India do not come as a huge surprise as they have been playing some stupendous cricket of late, losing just a single T20I match in 2016. With players such as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ashish Nehra and a fine captain in the form of Dhoni, India, if they play to their potential, should be there or thereabouts when it comes to winning their second World T20 title.If India win the crown, it will be the first time that a host nation has won the WT20 title.
Talking about Australia and South Africa, irrespective of their form, they are always one of the strongest sides in ICC events. Australia and South Africa have a balanced team for the World T20, and with most of their players having played in the IPL, they understand the conditions better.
Asian sides are always a huge force when playing in subcontinental conditions, but betting sites have put teams like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh as the least likely teams to win the World T20 title.
However, sites differ in their odds for these nations, as it ranges from 12 to 20 for Pakistan while it is 16 to 32 for Sri Lanka. Odds for Bangladesh start from 25/1.