India legend Sachin Tendulkar names the four favorites to win the T20 World Cup

India legend Sachin Tendulkar believes there are four standout teams at the T20 World Cup but says two ‘dark horses’ could spring a surprise in Australia.

  • Rohit Singh | October 20, 2022 | 12:59 am

The eighth edition of the men’s T20 World Cup started last weekend, with eight teams currently competing for the final four places in the Super 12 stage. Two of Netherlands, Namibia, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates and two of Scotland, Zimbabwe, West Indies and Ireland will join the Super 12 stage. Afghanistan, Australia, England and Australia are already in Group A while Group B currently consists of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and South Africa.

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Host nation Australia are the defending champions following their maiden T20 World Cup triumph in the United Arab Emirates last year. Tendulkar expects Australia to qualify for the semi-finals along with England, India and Pakistan, but says South Africa and New Zealand could be ‘dark horses’ as they look to win their first T20 World Cup titles. ‘I want India to become champions but my top four would be India, Pakistan, Australia and England’.

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The eighth edition of the men’s T20 World Cup started last weekend, with eight teams currently competing for the final four places in the Super 12 stage. Two of Netherlands, Namibia, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates and two of Scotland, Zimbabwe, West Indies and Ireland will join the Super 12 stage. Afghanistan, Australia, England and Australia are already in Group A while Group B currently consists of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and South Africa.

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Host nation Australia are the defending champions following their maiden T20 World Cup triumph in the United Arab Emirates last year. Tendulkar expects Australia to qualify for the semi-finals along with England, India and Pakistan, but says South Africa and New Zealand could be ‘dark horses’ as they look to win their first T20 World Cup titles. ‘I want India to become champions but my top four would be India, Pakistan, Australia and England,’.

The experienced Mohammed Shami has replaced Bumrah in India’s squad and Tendulkar added: ‘Shami is a good bowler and the correct replacement. ‘If I look at Shami, he is a good strike bowler and he’s been around for a long time so he has the experience of playing in big matches. ‘He is someone I have enjoyed watching bowl. He was the obvious choice to come in for Bumrah.’