Let’s talk about the T20 2022 World Cup, which has just began in Australia. Before predicting who will win, let’s first analyze what the possible outcome of some very important matches could be.
Last year’s tournament – originally slated for 2020 – was swapped between Australia and India. It was later moved to the UAE and Oman due to the COVID situation in India.
The tournament is divided into two parts: a qualification round and the Super 12s that are followed by the semi-finals and final.
The qualification round comprised two groups of four teams each. They played each other in a round robin format with the aim of clinching one of the top two spots in their group in order to qualify for the Super 12s.
Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Ireland and Zimbabwe made it through. West Indies, two-time for champions, were knocked out.
The remaining eight teams in the Super 12s gained automatic qualification on the basis of their T20 rankings at the cut-off date last November.
The Super 12s will see all six teams in each group compete in a round robin format. The top two teams from each group will then go on to play the semi-finals on November 9 and 10. The final will be played on November 13 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Most Anticipated Match of the Tournament Pak vs Ind
One of the most highly anticipated matches in any tournament is India vs Pakistan. This is certainly the case once again, with a capacity crowd expected at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Each has their strengths, but also some concerns that both sides will be aiming to exploit. With a competitive group 2 expected, victory in this contest could prove critical to Semi Final qualification later in the tournament.
The arch-rivals met last year at the T20 World Cup, in which Pakistan managed to beat India in the tournament for the first time with a historic 10-wicket victory. Also, in the recent Asia Cup, both India and Pakistan won a game each against one another.
Both sides will be equally committed and doing their best to win as it is a very important match and one of the most influential in the Super 12. With some new additions to the Indian and Pakistani line-up, this match will be a delight for the fans. Our prediction for the India vs Pakistan match is to turn tables on India again this time, India will win given the greater depth of their middle order.
The blockbuster match of the tournament will come on Sunday, October 23, when India and Pakistan meet in the opening match of Group 2.
The match will be played in front of 90,000-plus fans at Australia’s biggest cricket venue, the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Tickets for the match were sold out within minutes of going on sale, according to the ICC.
Pakistan were favourites for the title last year after blazing through their Super 12s group, until they ran into Australia in the semi-final. With the best T20 opening pair leading their batting and an impressive bowling attack bolstered by the return of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Pakistan will hope to repeat their historic win at the MCG 30 years ago when they won the 50-over World Cup.
At The MCG After 37 years
It is nearly 37 and a half years that an India versus Pakistan clash has been scheduled at the MCG. First since the 1985 Benson & Hedges world championship of cricket final took place.
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (capt), Shadab Khan (vice-capt), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood
Travelling reserves: Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir
Hashi GoC Intimacy Towards Cricket
Hashi GoC in this regards holds intimidate bond towards cricket and aspires towards 1992 cricket revival for Pakistan this time as well. Hashi’s passion towards cricket is less to nun, recently cricket tournament was held by Hashi GoC and employees participation was immense in this regard. Events like this which are held occasionally are sponsored by Hashi GoC which reflects special bond between Hashi and Cricket.