Pakistan, England, all set for the Finals

Pakistan, England, all set for the Finals

Pakistan and England are the two remaining teams battling for the title of the ICC T20 World Cup. Pakistan qualified for the Finals when they defeated New Zealand, as for England, they qualified when they were able to defeat India. Their Finals match will be on November 13, 2022, at 3:30 PM (GMT+8). Many does not expect Pakistan to reach this far as they qualified in the semis because of luck. It is the same for England, because India is one of the favorites to win this T20 World Cup. These two teams just proved how capable they are after defeating two of the most talented squad in the contest.

Winning the title for these two squads are no longer surprising as they are both winners of the T20 World Cup. Pakistan won the 2009 T20 World Cup, while England gained the title in 2010. However, what made this Finals match-up special, is the fact that it has been years since they both entered the Finals. For Pakistan, they last entered the Final when they won the title in 2009. It means that it has been 13 years since they last participated in the Finals. As for England, this is their first Finals since the 2016 season, so it means that they are hungrier than ever to compete in this competition.

England

ICC T20 World Cup: England
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England won over India on their second semi-finals match by 10 wickets. It is an unexpected win, as India is one of the top teams in the contest, so many expected them to qualify in the Finals. This squad begins their campaign in the World Cup when they won against Afghanistan before the semis match. Their back-to-back wins against New Zealand and Sri Lanka have been their key to their spot in the semi-finals. They managed to win their match against India despite chasing a 169 runs. Additionally, they are lucky as their squad came prepared on their match against India.

Aside from Babar, Buttler also showed an amazing performance on their previous match as he had 80 runs off 49 balls with nine fours and three sixes. Alex Hales also managed to contribute for England, smacking 86 runs off 47 balls.

Pakistan

ICC T20 World Cup: Pakistan
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Luck helped them a lot on their qualification for the semi-finals, because despite their back-to-back losses against India and Zimbabwe, they are still in the Finals. Fortunately, they were able to win their matches against Netherland and South Africa. They were impeccable on their semis match against New Zealand, and they are now hoping to win their second T20 World Cup title. Additionally, this team was able to defeat strong teams like South Africa and New Zealand. Right now, this squad looks unstoppable, and they will be very dangerous in the future competitions.

For Pakistan, their highest run-scorer is Shan Masood with 137 runs, with six inning across his name. Additionally, Iftikhar Ahmed becomes the only batter for Pakistan who has a 100 or more run mark. He has 114 runs in six innings.

Prediction:

Match Winner: England (1.65)
Toss Winner: England (1.95)

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