India the team to beat in World T20

It took India more than two decades to break a World Cup jinx. Mahendra Singh Dhoni\'s men were the first side, since the inaugural 50-over World Cup was held in England in 1975, to win the tournament at home in 2011. No home team has won the five ICC World T20s held so far. The pressure of playing at home may have weighed too heavily on teams in the past. Whatever the reason, in the last four years, that theory has been sufficiently debunked. In 2015, the Aussies repeated what the Indians had done four years previously, winning at home. And fittingly, the boys in blue are among the favourites for the World T20 that gets rolling in India on March 8. International cricket has seen home sides dominating to a large extent. Not many teams travel well. Besides, the hosts use everything at their disposal to make the most of familiar conditions. Wickets are tailor-made, team composition is just what the doctor orders. Add to that the experience of playing any number of pressure matches in tournaments like the IPL and the Big Bash.