T20 WC 2022 | Which teams look the best after the first game?
Now that every team has played a game in the Super 12 stage of the T20 WC 2022, We have witnessed thrillers that went to the last ball, high-scoring games, and amazing catches. Which such exciting action already taking place in the first half of the super 12, the fans can't wait for what else is in store for them.
So which teams look the best after the first game?
1) New Zealand
New Zealand announced their arrival with a bang when they defeated Australia by 89 runs. Their batting and bowling look to be complete as they scored 200 in the first innings and they bowled out Australia for 111 runs. New Zealand are looking like the best team after the first game as they have all the boxes ticked for them: power hitting, sheet anchor, bowling options, and fielding.
India won a thriller against Pakistan in their first match of the T20 World Cup, beating the arch-rivals by 4 wickets. With the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja, India's bowling seemed to be an issue but the bowling trio of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, and Hardik Pandya proved the critics wrong. India seemed to have all the boxes ticked, Except for their top order, which is yet to fire. If the top order play to their fullest ability, the Indian team can go all the way in the T20 World Cup.
3) Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka came into this T20 World Cup with all the momentum in the world when they topped their group in the group stage. They also started their super 12 campaign with a bang when they defeated Ireland by 9 wickets. Sri Lanka have the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker of the T20 World Cup in their squad- Kusal Mendis (171) and Wanindu Hasaranga (9). It will be interesting to see how Sri Lanka fare against the Test-playing nations.
England looked the most balanced side coming into the T20 World Cup. At their first match against Afghanistan, England's bowling attack fired and got them all out for 112. A chase that should have been a walk in the park, was made into a mess by the England batsman.
The white ball giants did not look like their usual selves and were looking sluggish. The top order failed to get going and the middle order came to the rescue and avoided a humiliating loss. If England have to go all the way in the T20 WC 2022, they have to tick all the boxes and for that to happen, the batting must fire.
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