While it’s still some months away, the 2022 T20 Cricket World Cup continues to edge closer. And in the process, the excitement levels continue to rise. Of course, like any previous tournament on the cricket calendar, there are teams that you’d say are more likely to be in the mix come the business end of the event, and we have the lowdown on who the runners and riders should be.
If you were to check the World Cup 2022 cricket odds, you’re going to see that Australia are one of the favourites to win the tournament. And the same applies to every event they enter. They’re a dominant force on the international scene, and it’s not just their quality that puts them right in the mix, but their recent form too. If you have a nation that has the quality in its playing ranks, alongside the form, coupled with them being defending champions, it’s easy to see why many fancy Australia to get the job done.
While many will tip Australia to be the favourites heading into the T20 World Cup 2022, it’s far from an open and shut case. There are nations who can beat them, with India arguably having the best chance to do so, which is reflected by them being similarly priced to Australia with most sports betting operators. We mentioned how form is crucial heading into a tournament such as the World Cup, and India are red hot right now. On their day, and in this form, they can beat anyone. An Australia vs India final is very likely.
If you went back in time a couple of years, mentioning New Zealand as a country that could be one of the key players at the T20 Cricket World Cup would be laughed at. But, while close neighbours Australia continue to steal the show and the headlines, New Zealand have been working hard to improve on the cricketing front. And their hard work has seen them produce great form over the past 12-18 months. So, while it may be a bit too soon for them to rival the likes of Australia and India, they have that underdog status, and it could carry them well.
There has to be a mention for England as one of the teams to beat in the upcoming T20 World Cup. You will always see England mentioned in the same conversations as the likes of Australia and India, but truth be told, they have been nowhere near a good standard for a while now. Changes are underway, though, and if they get their ducks in order, they could come out fighting and upset the apple cart. But, in reality, it’s set to be a long journey back to the upper echelons of cricket for the Three Lions unless something remarkable happens later on this year.