"Would like to face..."- Pakistan's batting coach Mathew Hayden chooses between India and England to play in the T20 WC final

"Would like to face..."- Pakistan's batting coach Mathew Hayden chooses between India and England to play in the T20 WC final

After almost getting knocked out of the competition, reaching the final has been almost a spectacular journey for Babar Azam and his team in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022. Pakistan thrashed New Zealand in the first semi-final on Wednesday at the Sydney Cricket Ground by 7 wickets.

And with this win, the Men in Green have reached the final of the T20 World Cup in Australia, where they will face the winner of the match between India and England on Thursday. Not many gave much chances to Pakistan after their back-to-back defeats against India and Zimbabwe.

But here they are now in the final, one inch closer to lifting their second T20 World Cup title. And after Pakistan's win today, the assumptions of the India vs Pakistan final have got more sparked. And if India is able to edge past England, then it will certainly be one of the biggest finals ever.

The only time these two teams met in the final of the T20 World Cup was 15 years ago, in 2007 in South Africa, when India won their maiden T20 World title. But still, everyone needs to wait for at least a few hours.

After the conclusion of the game between India and England, it will only be decided whether Pakistan will face India or England. However, Pakistan's batting coach, Mathew Hayden, praised his team and expressed his desire to see India in the final with Pakistan.

Hyaden said, "I would like to face India. Just because of the pure spectacle of pretty of much a third of the population all tuning in at the same time. Can you just imagine, let's cast our mind forward a couple of days, should India beat England, It will just be crazy chaos in Melbourne."

Speaking of the game, after winning the toss, New Zealand chose to bat first. They didn't look comfortable and managed only 152/4 in their 50 overs. Daryl Mitchell was the top scorer with an unbeaten 53* off 35 balls. Chasing the target, Pakistan got off to a brilliant start.

Both openers scored 105 runs for the first wicket and scored their respective half-centuries. Babar Azam made 53 off 42, and Mohammad Rizwan scored 57 off 43 balls. Mohammad Haris played a good cameo of 30 runs. In the end, Pakistan chased down 153/3 in 19.1 overs.

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