The ICC T20 World Cup is a huge tournament in the international T20 format, which is awaited by not only the participating teams but also the fans. The winning team in this event is considered the world champion of the T20 format until the final of the next tournament. Australia is hosting the T20 World Cup in 2022. In such a situation, there must be a question in the mind of all cricket fans which team can win the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia?
When a series or ICC tournament is organized in a big country, often the team of that country is considered as the strong contender to win the series. In international cricket, India, Australia, England, New Zealand, and Pakistan are currently performing very well in the T20 format. However, this has happened only once in T20 World Cup history when a host country has won the title. This feat was achieved by Sri Lanka in 2014 when they defeated India in the final.
Which team can win the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia?
In 2021, India hosted the T20 World Cup which was held in Oman and UAE. However, Super 12 and Knockout matches were played in UAE. In this, Australia became the champion for the first time. In such a situation, everyone’s eyes will be on the performance of defending champion Australia in the 2022 T20 World Cup as well. Along with this, they will also get the advantage of playing on home grounds.
But in the midst of all this, India cannot be ignored at all because the Indian team has not lost any international T20 series in Australia so far. India’s performance in T20 cricket has been much better on Australian soil. This is proved by the fact that India has played a total of 12 T20 matches in Australia, in which they have won 7 and the opposition has won 4 matches, while one match has been no result.
Ignoring T20 cricket, India has performed much better in Test cricket and ODI cricket as well. Apart from this, in the last few years, England has also contributed better in the T20 format and they seem to be very strong in this format as well, but in Australia, they have been able to win only 1 T20 match so far. In this match too, they won by just 1 wicket. The performance of New Zealand, the runner-up of the 2021 T20 World Cup, is also very poor in Australia. They have not won any T20 match here so far.
So far, India is the only team in international T20 cricket that has won the most number of times against the host team in Australia. That is why India will get some advantage here.
But the Australian team is known for its better performance in the knockout matches and this is the first time that Australia is going to host the T20 World Cup. In such a situation, hosts Australia and the team performing better against them in T20 cricket India can win the upcoming T20 World Cup.