India won the inaugural World T20 in 2007 © Getty Images
India won the inaugural World T20 in 2007 © Getty Images

Shane Warne is confident that India will win the upcoming ICC World T20 2016 which is set to begin in March. India who won the inaugural tournament in South Africa in 2007 are the hosts for the very first time. The legendary spinner in a question and answer session on Twitter revealed that according to him India are the favourites to win the mega ICC event. He also admitted that he is waiting for his children to finish their schooling before he takes up a coaching job with an international team. Warne also went on to choose Mumbai’s Wankhade as his favourite ground in India. READ: ICC World T20 2016: Full schedule and fixtures announced

The tournament was officially launched on Friday in Mumbai at an ICC event. It will happen from March 15 to April 3. The final has been awarded to Eden Gardens, Kolkata while Mumbai and New Delhi will play host to one semi-final each. The other venues include Bengaluru, Dharamsala, Mohali and Nagpur.

The ICC World T20 2016 hosting rights were awarded to India and will see a total of 16 teams compete in two rounds. The first round will be to determine two teams from a pool of eight to qualify into the tournament proper. The preliminary round to determine the two qualifiers will be Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Scotland, Ireland, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Afghanistan and Oman. Out of these, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe automatically got in the pool on account of being bottom-ranked full members. The other six teams got through on basis of their standings in a 14-team qualifying tournament.