The Tremendous 12 stage of the continuing T20 World Cup 2022 began with a shocker when defending champions and hosts Australia confronted an embarrassing loss in opposition to their Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand on the Sydney Cricket Floor on Saturday.
To not point out, the first-round of the multi-team event completed on Friday, the place Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Eire and Zimbabwe certified for the Tremendous 12s.
Proper earlier than the opening match of the second stage, former cricketers Brad Haddin, Isha Guha, Allan Border and others picked who may raise the distinguished trophy, the runners-up and Participant of the Event.
Haddin reckoned that South Africa has the potential to go lengthy however Australia will be capable to defend their T20 title, particularly with the addition of match-winner Tim David. Like Haddin and Guha, legendary Mel Jones additionally named Australia because the winner and England because the runner-up.
“South Africa additionally has an awesome squad for Australian circumstances, however Australia are the higher workforce with the addition of Tim David. David provides Australia a match-winner within the final 5 overs, and he can flip a sport in a single over,” mentioned Haddin as quoted by Fox Sports activities.
Border noticed England and India would meet within the ultimate on the MCG on November 13, and the English aspect will clinch their second title. Former Australian spinner Kerry O’Keeffe, nonetheless, picked the reigning champions and South Africa as the 2 finalists.
“They’ll do it for ‘Finchy’. They’ve additionally obtained a siege mentality after the criticism they obtained for his or her preparation. Tim David and Matt Wade will put groups away within the final 10 overs,” mentioned O’Keeffe.
For the ‘Participant of the Event’, the cricket specialists had completely different opinions as they got here up with 5 nominations. Whereas Border went with England captain Jos Buttler, Haddin named Mitchell Marsh.
O’Keeffe picked South African batter Aiden Markram, whereas Guha and Jones went with India’s KL Rahul and Pakistani wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan, respectively.
WinnerAustraliaRunner-upEnglandPlayer of the tournamentMitchell Marsh (Australia)
WinnerEnglandRunner-upIndiaPlayer of the tournamentJos Buttler (England)
WinnerAustraliaRunner-upEnglandPlayer of the tournamentKL Rahul (India)
WinnerAustraliaRunner-upEnglandPlayer of the tournamentMohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)
WinnerAustraliaRunner-upSouth AfricaPlayer of the tournamentAiden Markram (South Africa)