Sachin Tendulkar Predicts T20 World Cup 2022 Semifinalists

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar

Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar predicts the possible four teams to enter the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 semifinals and went to name the two dark horses who can go far in the tournament.

Sachin Predicts T20 World Cup 2022 Semifinalists

The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 is scheduled to play from October 16 to November 13 in Australia. A total of 45 matches will be played between 16 participating teams.

The matches will be played across Adelaide, Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. The semi-finals will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground and the Adelaide Oval, with the final taking place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

“I would obviously want India to be the champions but my top four would be India, Pakistan, Australia and England. New Zealand are the dark horse as are South Africa… These are the conditions South Africans get to encounter at home in September-October. They are used to such conditions,” Tendulkar told The Telegraph.

India start their campaign against Pakistan in Melbourne on Sunday. “Yes, we have a very good chance. This team is well-balanced and we have the combination to go out and deliver. In fact, I am quite hopeful of our chances and going the full distance,” Tendulkar added.

Sachin Tendulkar on Jasprit Bumrah

He also spoke about Jasprit Bumrah missing the event. “Not having one of the best fast bowlers will obviously impact the team. Bumrah has always been someone who has been one of the prime players in the XI, a strike bowler, and a standout performer.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah

BCCI have named Shami as the replacement player for the injured Bumrah.

But the positive thing is that the team has accepted this and moved on… because you can’t get stuck by setbacks. His replacement, Mohammed Shami, is also experienced and capable, someone who has performed well in the past. He can be a worthy replacement and is already proving to be so,” he said.