New Delhi: The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 is moving towards the semi-final stage. All Super 12 teams have played 4 games each, but the semi-finalists are still to be decided. For the first pitch, New Zealand, England, Australia and Sri Lanka are in the running. While in Group 2, India, South Africa, Pakistan and Bangladesh will compete.
Ricky Ponting predicts the T20 World Cup 2022 finalists
However, former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has used his specialist skills in the game and predicted the two finalists for the tournament.
While writing in the ICC website column, Ponting said that India and Australia are the top favorites to sail into the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
He wrote: “Honestly who knows who will play in Melbourne. I hope Australia find a way to get through the group. South Africa are the only unbeaten team left so it will be dangerous but I will say what I did in the start and that it’s an Australia v India final.”
Deficiency of India and Australia
Speaking about the shortcomings of the two teams, Ponting said: “Australia have been a little low in most departments and India are missing Jasprit Bumrah, but it’s about playing the best cricket in the second half of the tournament and that it’s what teams have to plan for.”
The final will be played on November 13
Ricky Ponting has announced that he will attend the final and he can’t wait. “I will be in the final and I can’t wait. If there are people out there who haven’t seen the MCG host a major game before, you need to come and experience it. It’s hard to explain, but this place makes you feel like you’re apart of what’s going on out there and that’s pretty unique,” he shared in the column.
“When I’ve looked at the stadiums here and seen the crowds that have turned up and the cricket that’s been played, it’s been a great tournament. There have been some upsets along the way, which have added a lot and the India vs Pakistan match was an impressive spectacle. I’m sure that when we reach the final it will be something special,” he concluded.