"Just like I predicted.."- Kevin Pietersen's Tweet goes viral after Pakistan's semi-final win vs NZ
The first semi-final of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 saw the Men in Green dominate New Zealand and register a rather easy win by seven wickets to advance to the final of the competition. Pakistan became only the second team to feature in three T20 World Cup finals.
Notably, Pakistan started the tournament with two back-to-back defeats against India and Zimbabwe, and not many would have thought that they could even make it to the semi-final. But here they are, strong and unpredictable.
New Zealand, who had performed admirably throughout the tournament, suffered another heartbreaking defeat in the knockout stage of an ICC event. However, shortly after Pakistan's victory, a tweet from former England captain Kevin Pietersen went viral.
On Tuesday, Pietersen wrote in his column for Betway that the final match will be between Pakistan and England. He also wrote that everyone is looking for a final match between India and Pakistan, but England will beat India at the Adelaide Oval, and it will be England vs Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Going to be an England v Pakistan final I think. Just like I predicted in my column…👀#T20WorldCup— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) November 9, 2022
And after Pakistan's win over New Zealand, he took to Twitter and wrote, "Going to be an England v Pakistan final I think. Just like I predicted in my column."
India is all set to take on England in the second semi-final on Thursday, November 10 at the Adelaide Oval. Both teams are batting-heavy, which will make it a thrilling contest. However, following Pakistan's victory, speculation about the India-Pakistan final has increased.
Speaking of the campaigns of both India and England, it's been a totally contrasting picture. India topped their group with four wins out of five games, while England looked a bit rusty and were lucky to qualify for the semis because of their better NRR than Australia.
Both teams have some big names on their sides who can change the scenario of the game within a short span of time. But the team that can handle the pressure might get the upper hand. India hasn't won an ICC tournament since 2013, so there will be extra pressure on them.