The T20 World Cup 2022 is almost around the corner. It goes without saying that the teams are testing with various lineups to find the ideal starting lineup for the main event. The competition will take place in Australia and get under way on October 16.
After an absence of three years, Alex Hales has recently rejoined England’s T20 squad. The 33-year-old has predicted which sides will advance to the T20 World Cup semifinals in 2022. The runner-up team for 2021 was however excluded by him, much to the astonishment of many.
The aggressive batter returned to the England T20 team in a spontaneous manner. He also greeted his return with a productive half-century for the Three Lions, which helped make things better.
After testing positive for recreational drugs, the batter was excluded from the 2019 World Cup. Needless to say, he was thrilled after being selected for the Pakistan tour. Additionally, Alex Hales just shared his predictions for the 2022 T20 World Cup semifinalist teams.
For the T20 World Cup, Alex Hales Forecasts His Semi-finalists – Watch The Video
It is significant that Alex Hales, who has been away from the team for a while, was given the chance to compete on the Pakistan tour. But what makes it even more remarkable is that he was also selected for England’s T20 World Cup squad.
Due to a potentially broken left leg, Jonny Bairstow will be unable to play and was replaced by the right-handed opener. The 33-year-old believes that England will reach the semifinals of the upcoming T20 World Cup, according to his assessment.
Hales predicts that Australia, India, Pakistan, and the Three Lions will make up the semi-final four. This is quite an interesting prediction considering everything is taken into account. However, whether it stands the test of time or not will only be known after the tournament’s conclusion. On November 13, the main event will finally come to a close.
Australia performed admirably in the 2021 event. It goes without saying that they will compete this year to retain their crown. India, on the other hand, had a poor showing as they were ousted right in the league round.
Last year, Pakistan and England, who fell to New Zealand in the semifinals, were also in the same position. Alex Hales made the forecast during a rapid-fire session. Pakistan Cricket, in the meantime, posted the video to their Twitter account.
With the T20 World Cup coming up, cricket promises to have a busy period ahead. Every team is trying their level best to compete in the tournament with the best possible form and squad. Nevertheless, it would be intriguing to see how the event unfolds.