The T20 World Cup is down to its true contenders now. All eight nations remaining will fancy their chances of going all the way. One key aspect of winning big tournaments is having the ability to peak at the right time.
In the ODI World Cup last year, subcontinental conditions were a key factor in ensuring three of the four semifinalists were from the region. Spinners have reigned supreme as expected, but what has been a pleasant surprise is the bounce on offer for seamers that hit the deck hard. This has made sides like Australia and South Africa look all the more imposing.
One truly strange aspect of the Super Eight stage is that it has been split into two groups. Seeding has taken precedence over performance through the initial group stage, and as a result, all four group winners have been bunched together. This only further emphasizes the fact that momentum will come at an absolute premium in this tournament.
With that being said, let's take a look at who seems to have the most going for them into the final stages of the T20 World Cup.