T20 World Cup 2022: Michael Bevan picks three favourites to win the tournament this year
Australia will start as the defending champions of the T20 World Cup 2022.
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Former Australian batter Michael Bevan revealed his top three picks to be India, England and Australia for the title contenders ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022. The ICC mega event starts on October 16 in Australia and the hosts will start as the defending champions of the tournament. The nations have been preparing for the high intensity tournament with a lot of bilateral series.
India have been on a roll since the T20 World Cup 2021 and haven’t lost a T20I series since that. Their latest victories against Australia and South Africa at home has just added to the dominance level in the format. England travelled to Pakistan for a seven match T20I series and managed to win it 4-3 to rack up their confidence ahead of the tournament.
As far as Australia is considered, they can never be ruled out in an ICC tournament and they won the title last year when all the odds were against them. The Aaron Finch led side has retained most of the names from the previous T20 World Cup squad and will enjoy the home advantage.
Australia are plenty good enough to take off (win) consecutive World Cups: Michael Bevan
Bevan feels that India and England are ahead of other teams by current form and went on to mention the strength and quality of the Australian side which cannot be neglected. He is confident that Australia has got the goods to win consecutive World Cups and added that the home ground advantage will also be a big factor.
"I reckon I would have to say India, England and Australia. I think that the pick of the teams at the moment are probably India and England. But Australia have some amazing players, some super talented players and, when it clicks for them, it clicks and they are plenty good enough to take off (win) consecutive World Cups," Bevan said in Sydney, as quoted by news agency AP.
"And, given the home ground advantage (for Australia), it should help a little bit as well. I think they would have to be my top three at this stage, I think," he added.
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