Akash Chopra names his T20I World cup favourites
With the T20I world cup just a month away from the start, the questions arising amongst the cricket fans are that which teams will reach the last four stage.
The World cup will be played in 2 stages. The first stage is the qualifying rounds where 8 teams are split into 2 groups of 4 teams each and 2 teams from each group will qualify into the main round which starts from October 24 . The 2 main groups have heavyweight teams. In Group 1 , we have 4 equally strong teams in England, West Indies , Australia and South Africa and this group is called the group of death. The other group has India , Pakistan , New Zealand and Afghanistan .
Former cricketer and popular expert Akash Chopra , was asked to name his world cup top four semi-finalists in a Twitter interaction and he mentioned the names of West Indies, England , India & Pakistan as his top four picks .
Akash further feels that India and West Indies will reach the finals and India will emerge victorious with West Indies a close second.
As per Akash’s predictions it appears that India will meet England in the semis and West Indies will clash against unpredictable Pakistan .
Since India and Pakistan are in the same group ,it is a possibility too that if they reach the semis they might win their respective semi-final match and clash in the final again.
Therefore nothing can be ruled out.