Australia are favorites to win the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022: Saba Karim

Team Australia is the defending champions in the T20 format.

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Former Team India chief selector Saba Karim believes that team Australia is one of the favorites to win the upcoming 2022 T20 World Cup to be played in October this year. 

The Men in Yellow are the defending champions in the format after they thrashed New Zealand in the final match of the 2021 T20 World Cup played in UAE. Meanwhile, Karim believes that  Australia have got enough firepower in their batting department which might help them in retaining the title. 

I think they remain a formidable side and are the favorites to retain the title: Saba Karim on the Australian team

Speaking exclusively on SPORTS18, former India selector Saba Karim said, "Australia are favorites to win the T20 World Cup. I think they remain a formidable side and are the favorites. More so because they are playing on Australian soil and the kind of changes, they have brought into the team, reflects that they are in sync with what is required to win such tournaments in Australia."

"Big ground, so you need some more power hitters, so they bulk up that kind of portion in the side. So, they have Tim David and Glen Maxwell. For instance, in this team, you don’t have Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis, both of them very high in terms of power hitting. So, this kind of combination makes them a very strong side to retain the T20 World Cup again,” Karim added. 

At present, the Aussie side is taking on India in a three-match T20I series. The visiting team won the first match rather easily in the end and they will be looking to extend their dominance in the second T20I encounter to be played at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur on September 23. 

After completing the T20I series in India, the Australian side will head back home to take on West Indies in a limited-over series and prepare for the upcoming all-important tournament.