Last Update on: November 4th, 2022 at 11:43 am
The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 is heading towards a thriller, and the Super 12 round is in its final stages, but the semi-final teams are yet to be confirmed. England, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and India are competing to qualify for the playoffs.
Former Australian captain and legendary batsman Ricky Ponting expect India will face defending champions Australia in the marquee event final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 13.
I Hope Australia Find A Way To Get Through The Group – Ricky Ponting
“Honestly, who knows who is going to be playing in Melbourne? I hope Australia finds a way to get through the group. South Africa are dangerous, but I will say what I did at the start and that is an Australia versus India final,” Ponting mentioned in an ICC column.
“Australia have been a little bit off in most departments and India are missing Jasprit Bumrah, but it’s about playing your best cricket in the second half of the tournament and that’s what teams must plan to do,” he added.
Australia is currently in third place in the Group 1 Super 12 points table with five points. The Kangaroos can reach the semi-finals of the ongoing T20 World Cup in New Zealand or England lose their last match or Australia have the highest net run rate. However, their net run rates are currently lower than in England and New Zealand.
Defending champions Australia will take on Afghanistan in the Super 12 Group 1 stage at the Adelaide Oval on Friday, November 4. He said, “Every big game I went in to, especially when I was captain of Australia, I told the boys to embrace the moment for what it is. Don’t let it run away from you, don’t treat it like any other game, because it is not. The more you can express to yourself and to others that this is a bigger game, then you are not trying to hide anything and the better you will play.”