Veteran West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle has predicted which teams will make the final of the T20 World Cup 2022. The southpaw made a bold prediction and said that it’s likely that West Indies will clash with Australia in the summit clash of the event.
Chris Gayle predicts the final of the T20 World Cup 2022
The T20 World Cup 2022 is about to begin. The excitement for the tournament has already taken its toll on the fans as just 6 days are remaining for the event. The tournament will kick start on 16th October with the final set to take place on 13th November in Melbourne.
However, ahead of the event, there are many speculations about who will win the tournament and many fans and pundits have started to predict the two teams that might reach the final.
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India, Australia, England, and Pakistan are the favorites to win the tournament. However, Chris Gayle feels that West Indies will be one team that will lock horns with the hosts in the summit clash. Speaking to Dainik Jagran, he said:
“I think there could be a final match between West Indies and Australia.”
Notably, West Indies will have first to place qualifier round in order to find themselves in the Super 12 stage of the tournament. But with the firepower they have, one cannot doubt their ability. On the other hand, Australia is the defending champions, and also being the hosts they have a high chance to win.
The two nations recently also clashed in the two-match T20I series, which saw Australia thumping the visitors by the margin of 2-0. The first game was a thriller whereas the Aaron Finch-led dominated the second game.
“It will be very difficult for the West Indies team as the captain of the team is new,” says Chris Gayle
While Gayle was quick to predict the finalist of the tournament, he also admitted that it’ll be tough for West Indies as they have a relatively inexperienced side. But if they play to their potential they can be dangerous for any side. He said:
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“It will be very difficult for the West Indies team as the captain of the team is new and there is no Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, and Bravo in the team. Yes, it is definitely that the players who are included in the West Indies team are talented and can prove to be dangerous for any team. As everyone knows it is just a matter of adapting your strategy in the right way on match day. I hope the team plays well.”
West Indies have two T20 World Cup titles under their belt and would be hoping to clinch the second. They will kick start their campaign against Scotland on Monday (17th October).