Pakistan team. ©ICC

Pakistan head into the World Twenty-20 on the back of some heavy defeats at the hands of Australia. They were whitewashed by the Southern Stars in three convincing wins. However, if they learn from their mistakes and improve in the batting department, they might be able to come away with some wins. Can Pakistan rise 

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Sri Lanka team. ©ICC

Sri Lanka had a disastrous series against India in September as they lost both the ODI and T20I series. Though they lost the series, some players stood out with their impressive performances. With all these experience and aggression, Sri Lanka will give a tough fight to the other teams.   Strengths: Sri Lanka’s bowling attack 

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South Africa team celebrating a wicket. ©ICC

South Africa had a breakout run in the World Cup in 2017. They reached the semi-finals, where they suffered a gut-wrenching defeat at the hands of the eventual champions, England. They will be eager to do better in the World Twenty-20 and claim the trophy for the first time. With a side that boasts both 

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India celebrates after taking a wicket. ©ICC

After having a successful T20 series against the Australia A side, India is all charged up for the World T20. Experience mixed with aggression, India is one of the strong contenders of this mega event who are capable of winning this.   Strengths: India has a strong dominance over batting and bowling. Mithali Raj’s experience with 

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White Ferns celebrating a wicket. ©Photosport

New Zealand are the number two ranked Twenty-20 side in the world. They also have the top-ranked batter Suzie Bates and the fifth ranked all-rounder Sophie Devine in their squad. The White Ferns have a strong team, led by new captain Amy Satterthwaite, after Bates stepped down from the role. Under this new leadership, can 

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West Indies celebrating after taking a wicket. ©ICC

The West Indies are the defending champions, as well as the hosts’ for the upcoming edition of the ICC Women’s World Twenty-20. They will be eager to retain the trophy and put on a show for their home crowd. Boasting the first (Stafanie Taylor), second (Hayley Matthews) and fourth (Deandra Dottin) ranked Twenty-20 all-rounders in 

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Australia are the top ranked side. ©Cricket Australia

Australia are the No.1 ranked Twenty20 team in the world. They also have Megan Schutt – the No.1 ranked bowler, Meg Lanning – the No.3 ranked batter and Ellyse Perry – the third ranked all-rounder in this format in their arsenal. Such strong standing alone make apparent that Australia will be the team to beat 

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