Predicting the positions of 2019 World Cup teams in the 2020 T20 World Cup
The World Cup final this year was a classic example of error margins diminishing further and people cannot wait for the next ICC tournament to begin, which happens in Australia next October and November.
Published - Oct 7, 2019 4:51 pm | Updated - Oct 7, 2019 4:51 pm
It took some time for the world to get out of the excitement, emotion and euphoria provided by the 2019 World Cup final. It was so intense and dramatic, it began to sting for everyone who supported those sides and even the neutrals. Yet, by the finest of margins, England reigned supreme and earned the crown for the first time on boundary count.
The quality of cricket is improving in every corner, making each team’s shot at the dice equally competitive. This World Cup final was a classic example and people cannot wait for the next ICC tournament to begin, which happens in Australia next October and November. The pacific is a pretty attractive place to play the shortest format and we can expect a lot of fireworks.
Here’s what we predict for the 2019 World Cup participants in the upcoming T20 World Cup:
9. Afghanistan (Group stage)
Afghanistan are growing in stature, but their good performances in recent years are still not good enough to win them the accolades optimists expect them to win. There’s quality, there’s firepower and a lot of variety, but all of their players are still too raw for this stage.
Rashid Khan could represent his nation as a captain in an ICC tournament for the first time and the side will have a slightly different look when compared to the 2019 World Cup. Yet, their batting still doesn’t have enough venom in them to compete against the best in the business and it will take more than a year for them to develop in that regard.
There are no immediate solutions to their problems, apart from patiently waiting and giving their best in every game. Results will come in slowly and steadily, only when they find batters good enough to match the opposition’s quality. Since they do have a quality bowling unit, one could expect them to surprise a team or two.