The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 has reached the semi-final stage, with India, New Zealand, England, and Pakistan making it to the top 4. India and Pakistan are the favorites to win the match and advance to the finals.
The possibility only gets higher as the shortest format of the game is quite unpredictable. New Zealand and England are two tough teams that have performed astonishingly well in the tournament.
We Certainly Don’t Want To See An India And Pakistan Final – Jos Buttler
England captain Jos Buttler said that his team will work hard to prevent a final between India and Pakistan in this year’s T20 World Cup.
“Look, we certainly don’t want to see an India and Pakistan final. So we will try and do everything we can to make sure that doesn’t happen,” said Buttler in a pre-match press conference.
“India are a very very strong team. Indian teams have been consistent for a very long time. Naturally so, with the amount of depth and talent they have. There are fantastic players in their lineup,” added Buttler.
As For Any Batter In The World, It Takes Just One Chance To Create The Wicket – Jos Buttler
Suryakumar Yadav has been in excellent form in the ongoing tournament. The 31-year-old is the third-leading scorer with 225 runs in five innings, including three fifties, at an average of 75 and an impressive strike rate of 193.96.
Talking about the right-handed batter, Buttler said, “He has been great to watch. He is someone who has been the batter of the tournament so far. His biggest strength looks to be the amount of freedom he plays his cricket with. He has obviously got all the shots, he allows himself to play those shots. As for any batter in the world, it takes just one chance to create the wicket. We desperately need to find a way to do that.”
India will take on England in the second semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, November 10.