Australian legend Micheal Bevan predicts three top teams to win 2022 T20 WC; leaves out Pakistan, South Africa
The T20 World Cup is just 10 days away from now, with a total of 16 teams taking part in the biggest cricket tournament. The defending champions, Australia, will host the tournament and will be prime favourites to lift the title once again.
However, with not much time left in the competition, predictions have already started. Former cricketers and cricket pundits are sharing their opinions and choosing the teams that can lift the T20 World Cup in Australia.
Australian legend Michael Bevan also named three teams who are clear favourites to lift the trophy this year. However, he also reckons that the Aussies have a great chance to make it two out of two at home. Aaron Finch led his team to their maiden World T20 title last year in the UAE, beating New Zealand in the finals.
Australia didn't enter last year's edition as favorites, but they ended up winning it. Bevan picked Australia, India, and England as the favourites to win the 2022 T20 World Cup. England are coming off a 4-3 series win over Pakistan, despite their 4-5 senior players, and they were able to beat the Men in Green comprehensively.
India won two back-to-back T20I series against two top opponents, Australia and South Africa, at home, after a horrible Asia Cup 2022. In a discussion with the news agency AP in Sydeny, Bevan predicted the top three teams who will finish at the top in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
He said, "I reckon I would have to say India, England and Australia. I think that the pick of the teams at the moment are probably India and England. But Australia have some amazing players and are plenty good enough to take off (win) consecutive World Cups."
He also said that India and England are looking better, but Australia will also get the home advantage, so these three teams might go till the end of the tournament. On the other hand, former Sri Lankan all-rounder Andre Russell said that an Asia Cup win would surely boost their confidence.
He also stated that Sri Lanka might fancy their chances and would be a tough opponent for any team. Sri Lanka are in a qualifying round and need to qualify for the "Super 12".