T20 World Cup 2022: After the recent ICC T20 World Cup 2022 campaign in Australia for the Men in Blue, batting superstar Virat Kohli has returned to India.
The Indians had a respectable season that came to an end in the semifinals after they suffered a demoralizing 10-wicket loss to England in Adelaide a few days ago.
India managed to set a difficult goal of 169 thanks to half-centuries from Kohli and Hardik Pandya, but it was insufficient as England attacked from the first ball.
Jos Buttler and Alex Hales’ unbroken 170-run opening stand ultimately eliminated India from the tournament with a good four overs remaining.
T20 World Cup 2022: Virat Kohli’s Performance In T20 WC
In his own right, Kohli had a brilliant T20 World Cup season, scoring four half-centuries in his final 296 runs from six innings. In addition, he became the first player to score more than 4,000 T20I runs. He accomplished this during the semifinal match versus England.
He scored 50 runs off of 40 pitches in the crucial game, joining forces with Hardik Pandya for a 61-run partnership after India was in trouble at 75/3 after losing their top order early including the in-form Suryakumar Yadav.
Virat Kohli, meanwhile, is one of the candidates for this year’s Player of the Tournament award due to his exceptional batting displays, particularly the one in a tense final-ball victory in the opening Super 12 match against Pakistan in Melbourne where he hit an unbeaten 82 runs off 53 balls.
Along with other experienced players like Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, Kohli was rested for the forthcoming away white-ball series in New Zealand. With Rahul Dravid taking a break for the tour, the Indian squad will be captained by Hardik Pandya in the T20Is. NCA chief VVS Laxman will serve as the team’s head coach.
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T20 World Cup 2022: Pakistan VS England Match Preview
England and Pakistan square off in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 championship match on November 13 in Melbourne. In many aspects, the final between Pakistan and England will be a rerun of the World Cup final from 1992. Both groups have previously won the T20 World Cup.
England won it in 2010, while Pakistan did so in 2009. While Pakistan is playing in their first final in 13 years, this is England’s first final since the 2016 T20 World Cup. England advanced to the final in Adelaide by defeating India by a score of 10 wickets in the second semi-final. To help their team win the match, Jos Buttler (80) and Alex Hales (86) combined for an unbroken 170-run stand in 16 overs.
In the second semi-final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Adelaide on Thursday, England defeated India by 10 wickets thanks to an unbroken 170-run stand between Alex Hales and Jos Buttler. Their partnership enabled England to successfully chase down 169 with 10 wickets remaining and 24 balls remaining. While Jos Buttler scored 80* from 49 deliveries, Alex Hales remained unbeaten with 86 from just 47 deliveries.