Brian Lara puts all his money on USA, dismisses Pakistan's chances for T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8

Published - 13 Jun 2024, 11:22 PM

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Former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara talked about the chances of Pakistan and the United States of America (USA) for the Super 8 stage of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. He backed the co-hosts to make it into the further stage of the tournament. 

Pakistan has found itself in the middle of nowhere in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. The Babar Azam-led are also almost knocked out of the tournament as they have played torrid cricket in the tournament and have struggled to get going with both bat and ball. 

Pakistan started the T20 World Cup 2024 on a pretty poor note as they suffered a disappointing loss against the United States of America. It was the biggest upset in the cricket as the Babar Azam-led side failed to handle the pressure as they lost the game in the super over of the tournament. 

To worsen the case more, Pakistan then went on to lose the game against arch-rivals India. The Babar Azam-led side suffered a poor loss against India as well. They were the favorites to win the game as they lost the game from the winning position, bagging a 6-run loss. 

Pakistan finally made a strong comeback as they won the game against Canada. But the win didn't do any good to them as they still are likely to face the early omission from the T20 World Cup as their qualification depends on how Pakistan performs.

The USA on the other hand are second on the points table. They won their first game against Canada and then defeated Pakistan before facing a loss to India. However, they are very much in contention for the Super 8 stage as all they need to do is win. 

If the USA wins their last game of the T20 World Cup 2024 against Ireland they they will be through. If they lose and then Pakistan win over Ireland then they will qualify for the next stage. A washout will also favor co-hosts as they have more points than Men in Green.

My money is on the USA - Brian Lara 

Brian Lara while making his prediction for the Super 8 stage of the tournament claimed that the USA has a great chance to qualify, putting his bet on co-hosts. He believes that the Monak Patel-led side is high on confidence and it will be a historic moment for them if they qualify. Speaking to Star Sports, he explained: 

"Of course mathematically they (Pakistan) have a chance. I think the USA just got to take care of a win in their last game, they do that and they qualify. But we’re hoping that they get to win plus the USA lose their game. So my money is on the USA, I think they’re full of confidence and they would want to make it to the Super 8 that will be so huge, historic for US cricket." 

From Group A, India has qualified for the Super 8 stage. It remains to be seen who will join them. 


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