ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 is a tournament which will feature a number of international teams. In the first round, Australia and Sri Lanka were the favourites. In the second round, Afghanistan and England won their respective matches. Australia is the favourite for the tournament, but there are a number of teams which can win this tournament.
Australia are favourites to win the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022
Australia are considered among the favourites for this year’s tournament, having reached the semi-finals of the previous two editions. They have a strong squad and a winning mentality, and are hoping to win the World Cup in their home country. Amongst the teams that can defeat them in the semi-finals are India, Pakistan and South Africa.
The tournament consists of two rounds, the first of which is scheduled to run from October 16 to 21. After that, teams will play in the Super 12s, which will start on October 22 and run until November 6. The semi-finals will take place in Sydney and Adelaide, with the final at the MCG on the evening of November 13.
Australia have the experience to win this tournament, and their batting line-up is strong. They also have a solid bowling unit. Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc and Tim David are among the top players on the team. And they will be strongest with a balanced bowling line-up.
Australia are the defending champions of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and are considered one of the favourites to win the tournament in 2022. They have the best batting line-up and a bowling attack that can demolish any bowling attack. Perhaps their biggest advantage is playing the tournament in their own country.
Sri Lanka are favourites to win the tournament
The hosts have a strong record of knocking out teams, with their recent thumping of Namibia and their recent win over UAE. While they may have suffered a defeat in the opening game against Namibia, Sri Lanka bounced back with a comprehensive victory against UAE, and boosted their net run-rate in the process. It is likely that Sri Lanka will win this match and advance to the Super 12 stages, but a defeat here would put UAE out of the tournament.
The T20 World Cup 2022 is currently underway in Australia, with eight teams competing in two groups of four. The top two teams in each group will go through to the Super 12s. Sri Lanka, West Indies, and Namibia are the three teams battling to make it through.
The Super 12 stage is the main focus of the 2022 T20 World Cup. Matches in this stage of the tournament will be close, but the UAE and Namibia are the teams to beat. As the favourites, Sri Lanka should be able to get off to a good start. However, the odds aren’t the only factor. Make sure you research each team and player before placing a bet.
In terms of talent, Sri Lanka are a team to watch out for. They have a powerful batting line-up and a potent bowling attack. While Australia are the defending T20 World Cup champions, their batting line-up and bowling attack are also among the strongest.
Afghanistan beats UAE in first match of tournament
Afghanistan’s win over UAE marks a significant step forward as the team continues its climb towards the top. While they have not yet secured a semi-final spot, their recent form has impressed many. Afghanistan have beaten Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the Super 4 stage. While they have yet to beat any of the top six sides, they have shown signs of improvement and must continue this trend.
Afghanistan bowlers restricted the UAE to 294 runs, which was very close to the target set. Mohammad Hasnain made some wayward lines and was dismissed for just 86, but their batsmen were able to capitalise on the mistakes of their opponents. The batting line-up was rounded off by the introduction of a right-arm quick in Saleem Safi.
Pakistan started out well, chasing Afghanistan’s target. But after Mohammad Rizwan fell early, Iftikhar Ahmed and Rashid Khan rebuilt Pakistan’s innings. With a batting average of just under ten, Pakistan were on a path to elimination. Afghanistan had to beat Pakistan to stay in the tournament. Unfortunately, they were unable to get past Pakistan.
India’s bowling attack has plenty of experience against Afghanistan. Wanindu Hasaranga, who dominated the T20 World Cup last year, will be back to spearhead the Lankan attack. Rashid Khan, meanwhile, has been inconsistent in T20Is this year, but he still casts doubt on batters’ minds. It will be a battle of torment and catharsis.
England beats UAE in second match of tournament
The United Arab Emirates have reached the World T20 2022 for the second time in history after winning their qualifying group against Ireland in February. The UAE will play the Netherlands in their first match on Wednesday, followed by matches against Namibia and Sri Lanka. If they can finish in the top two, they will qualify for the Super 12 stage.
England will face Afghanistan in the Super 12 of the World T20 2022 tournament. The bowlers outplayed the Afghans, with Sam Curran bowling a superb match. Earlier, New Zealand beat tournament favourites Team Australia by 89 runs, posting a first innings total of 200. Australia’s batting was poor, scoring only 111 runs.
The UAE batting lineup was ineffective and struggled to adapt to the conditions at Geelong. UAE were dismissed for 148 in 19.5 overs, with Mohammed Waseem scoring 41 off 47 deliveries. Vriitya Aravind hit 18 in the first innings but was not enough for the UAE to score a competitive total.
Netherlands are up next. They have lost their first match, while the Netherlands lost their second. The Netherlands are looking to keep up their dominance in the group.
India beats Pakistan in T20 World Cup qualifier
In their last two T20 World Cup qualifiers, India has beaten Pakistan in all three games. The team has won eight of its last 11 games against Pakistan and has only lost twice. Pakistan has also won three of their last four matches. The teams have met before in the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup. The first match of the tournament will feature these two teams. Both sides will be trying to qualify for the knockout stages.
India beat Pakistan by 71 runs in their T20 World Cup qualifier. This match will determine which of the four teams will advance to the finals. This qualifier is the last one before the group stage begins. The top two teams in each group will meet in the Super 12 final on 13 November in Melbourne. In the other group, Pakistan and India are likely to meet. India has Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli in its team. Standby players for both sides include Mohammed Siraj and Naseem Shah.
India’s bowlers were the difference in this match. Babar Azam’s men were unable to defend India’s 153-run target. In the final over, Naseem Shah hit two sixes to seal the deal. While Naseem Shah has only played one T20 International, he has already secured India’s place in the Finals. Besides Shah, India also had Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel back. However, the match was not as easy as it seemed.
Pakistan beats Ireland in semi-final of tournament
In a match that ended in a draw, Pakistan beats Ireland in the World T20 2022 semi-final in the UAE. Ireland batted first in the match and made a challenging 165-7 in 20 overs. Ireland openers Gareth Delany and Andy McBrine fell for early wickets and Ireland were soon 19-2. Gareth Delany scored 47 off thirty balls while Andy McBrine hit twenty-three off twenty-one balls. Oman were unable to get going with the bat and the Irish spinners took five wickets between them.
Ireland defeated Oman by 56 runs in the qualifying round to book a spot in the semi-final of World T20 2022. The UAE also clinched a ticket to Australia. Ireland, meanwhile, will be making their seventh consecutive appearance in the T20 World Cup. Although they lost their opening match against the UAE, they recovered to win their next two matches and reach the semi-finals.
In the semi-final, the UAE batted first. After 20 overs, they made 175/7. Mohammed Waseem hit eight boundaries and four sixes to take the score to 175. He was also supported by wicketkeeper-batter Vriitya Aravind who hit four sixes in his forty-five-ball fifty.
India will also be a threat as they faced England in the final of the T20 World Cup in 2016. However, their new captain Jos Buttler has stepped up and taken over from Eoin Morgan. The squad also features Ben Stokes (all-rounder) and Alex Hales (opener). England won the ICC World T20 tournament in 2010 and finished second in 2016. While they are perennial underachievers, they will be looking to win their first World T20 event since 1998.