T20 World Cup 2022: In the championship game of the current T20 World Cup in Australia, Pakistan and England will square off at the MCG for the biggest reward of the year.
The final seems primed to be a close match between the two teams, but former English batting great Kevin Pietersen made a bold prediction, expecting a straightforward victory for the Three Lions.
Since the Men in Red won a seven-match T20I series in October, England and Pakistan will play each other eight times in the limited overs format in the coming months. The match is expected to be a nail-biter because both teams are aware of each other’s strategies given their recent history.
Kevin Pietersen, a former England player, thinks that Pakistan can only triumph on Sunday if England hits the self-destruct button. The Men in Green won’t be able to manage Jos Buttler’s team because, in the opinion of Pietersen, they are a cut above their opponents.
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The batting legend praised England for outclassing a star-studded Indian squad. While discussing their incredible batting display in the semi-final match against India. He believed that their resounding victory was one of any team’s best World Cup performances this year.
“That performance by England is up there. Because of the all-star Indian team, it was quite compelling. It was extraordinary how well they defeated them. India was not allowed to play at all. When India submitted that score, I had no doubts “Added he.
“Pakistan must pray that England self-destructs due to its carelessness and arrogance. I find it to be a tremendous strength that they can simply go out there and play the way they do. But we do know that there is one thing that can go wrong for this England squad. They could get rolled over for nothing because it’s a sixathon.
Pakistan should pray for it to happen because I don’t think they can stop England on their own. That is the only thing that I can see stopping England. My prediction is that England will win easily “Pietersen Pietersen penned an article for his Betway column.
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T20 World Cup 2022: Probable Playing XI From Both Side
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan. Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi
England: Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales, Philip Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali. Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid
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