The 8th edition of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 is to be played in Australia from 16 October to 13 November. A total of 16 teams will compete for the title. The top 8 teams from the previous edition have already qualified. The other four teams - Namibia, Scotland, Sri Lanka and the West Indies - have made it to the previous tournament.
Four more teams, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, Zimbabwe and Netherlands, have qualified for the tournament from the recent ICC T20 World Cup group qualifier rounds.
Group A: England, New Zealand, Australia, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka & Netherlands
Group B: India, Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh, Ireland & Zimbabwe
Group 1- Netherlands, Namibia, Sri Lanka & UAE
Group 2- Ireland, West Indies, Zimbabwe & Scotland
Let us have a look at the probable teams who could qualify for the top 4 and eventually win the ICC T20 world cup 2022.
Team India had a season to forget the previous edition. After suffering a crushing defeat against arch-rivals Pakistan in their first match, the Men in Blue could not advance to the knockout stage after another loss to New Zealand. However, India will definitely be one of the strong contenders to win the title. The team seems to be in agreement with the new captain Rohit Sharma.
Virat Kohli can play fearless cricket keeping in mind that he has given up the captaincy. India has all the power to eliminate any opposition. If they can hold their nerves and play their right game at the park, they will be one of the teams to watch the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022.
In fact, many bookies have presented very favorable chances for India to win the T20 World Cup this year. As one of the top contenders for the trophy on most online cricket betting sites, India have an outright margin of 4.30 on winning the World Cup, with a margin of 4.0 behind only Australia.
Pakistan had a memorable innings in the recently concluded ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021. The team led by Babar Azam showed the world what they are capable of. In fact, Pakistan was the only team that did not lose a single game in the league stage, winning 5 matches in a row. But, she lost to Australia in the semi-final match, shattering all the hopes of her fans.
His batting order has shown immense discipline with Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, etc. He has the best pace attack with Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Wasim etc firing from all cylinders. Teams cannot afford to take Pakistan lightly in this edition.
Australia, the defending champions of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, will start as the favorites to win the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022. The Aaron Finch-led team proved why they are the best.
They have one of the best batting lineups along with Cameron Green, Finch, Maxwell, Wade, Stoinis etc. Australia's bowling attack, especially the fast bowlers, can destroy any opponent's bowling attack.
The biggest advantage for them will be that the tournament will be played in their backyard, where Australia has always dominated.
England is the fourth team with a high probability of winning the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022. The Eoin Morgan-led side dominated for most of the previous edition, but failed to beat New Zealand in the semi-finals. If we talk about the most dangerous team on paper, then it is the mighty England.
They bat very deep and have bowlers who can hit the deck very hard and create extra bounce from Australian wickets. If England plays to their potential, they have the firepower to win the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022.
Out of these 4 teams, only two will reach the final of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022. Judging by the X-Factor, Australia is playing in their own backyard, and will be one of the favorites to reach out to pro fans. Mega Final on 13th November
Talking about the other team, we will bet our money on Team India, because under Rohit Sharma's captaincy they will be eager to prove their critics wrong and play fearless cricket and reach the finals.
It is very difficult to predict the winner, but we believe India can win the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022. However, considering the ups and downs in the shortest format of cricket, you shouldn't be surprised to see another team lift the trophy.