Former India coach Ravi Shastri has picked his top four teams to advance to the semifinals of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022. He has named two teams from each Super 12 group to make it to the knockouts. The biggest T20 carnival on the planet has been kickstarted as eight teams are playing the qualifying round at the moment. These eight teams are divided into two groups of four teams each, and two teams from each group will advance to the Super 12 stage.
In the Super 12 stage, there are two groups of six teams each and only the top two teams from each group will qualify for the semifinals. While Australia, New Zealand, and England are placed in Group 1, India alongside Pakistan and South Africa are placed in Group 2. The competition is very cut-throat, and minnows like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and four qualifying teams are likely to play the party spoilers for the traditional giants.
Now, with the Super 12 stage coming close with each passing day, various cricket experts and pundits are picking their favorite four sides to qualify for the semifinals. Former cricketer-turned-commentator Ravi Shastri has also named his top four sides that are likely to make it to the knockout stage.
Ravi Shastri backs India and Pakistan to qualify for the semifinals
The former all-rounder has named India and Pakistan from Group 2 to qualify for the semifinals, while he has picked the defending champions Australia and England to advance from Group 1. Shastri has left South Africa and New Zealand from his top four sides.
In a conversation with Fox Cricket, Shaz picked his favorites for the semifinals of the T20 World Cup 2022.
“I think we will make the semis, there’s always room for a surprise you know in this format of the game. But I’m talking of India, England, Australia and Pakistan as semifinalists” Ravi Shastri told Fox Cricket.
Interestingly, India failed to qualify for the semifinals of the T20 World Cup 2022 under Shastri’s coaching. Pakistan and New Zealand were the teams to advance from India’s group. In fact, the Kiwis played the final against their neighbors Australia. However, he backed Men in Blue this time around to make the amendments by qualifying for the final four.