ICC Men's T20 World Cup: Will England come out on top

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Aryan Surana

It is exciting news for cricket fans as the 2022 ICC Men's T20 World Cup will soon be underway. There is no denying that this tournament is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. It will be the eighth tournament, and this year it is being played across the pond in Australia. As we gear up for the event to occur across October and November, many British fans will wonder how England will rank. The all-important question is, will they come out on top? This article will discuss tournament predictions while looking into this year's England squad.

Brief History Of The ICC

The ICC Men's T20 World Cup was first held in 2007. The tournament is set to take place every two years, with teams from around the world battling it out for that number one place. The first-ever game was held in South Africa. It is an event that many cricket fans will not forget when India defeated Pakistan in the final. Both teams fought until the last over, making it a nail-biting match to spectate. Since then, the T20 World Cup has taken place six more times. Every year, a different country has taken the win, apart from the years 2012 and 2016. The West Indies are the proud winners of the T20 World Cup twice. England will be hoping to grab their second T20 World Cup win this year – after their first victory in 2010. They were the hosts back in 2009 – but lost out on the win to Pakistan.

Last Years Results

Last year's T20 World Cup was held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Initially, the event was scheduled to take place in 2019. However, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic caused the tournament to be postponed until the year after. Unfortunately, England did not make it to the finals last year. They were beaten by five wickets in the semi-finals by New Zealand. However, many fans do not doubt that the team will emerge with a fire in their bellies to succeed this season. New Zealand was joined in the finals last year by Australia, who beat Pakistan. In the end, Australia was the team who came out on top. They beat their rivals by eight wickets, making it their first win of the T20 World Cup. This year Australia is hosting the T20 World Cup. Will they break under the pressure of playing in their hometown? Many fans wonder.

2022 T20 World Cup England Squad

Who will play in the England squad this year? That is the question on many fans' lips. An official announcement has not yet been made. However, if we look back at last year's England squad, we can gage an idea of some of the changes that may be happening. Most England fans are aware that last year's captain, Eoin Morgan, recently announced his retirement from international cricket. Now, rumours are circulating that Jos Buttler is set to take his place. Buttler is no stranger to being in charge and has stood in for Morgan numerous times. Many hope his standout leadership qualities will lead the team to victory this year.

How Can Fans Prepare For The Upcoming Tournament?

Many fans will be wondering how they can prepare for the upcoming T20 World Cup. If you like to bet on the sport, it is time to hone in on your skills before the tournament starts. There are plenty of websites out there that are full of online games to help you with this. Take a look at this recommended site as an example. If one thing is certain, England are looking strong this year. So, bookies, and cricket fans, will not want to overlook this team's capabilities. Fans can also get prepared for the tournament by looking at the fixtures. Details of all the matches have now been released. So, you can make sure you don't miss any England Matches. The final preparation step is to get out all of your cricket memorabilia – so that you can show support for your team on the day.

England's T20 World Cup History

2010 was a fantastic year for England cricket fans. It was the year that the team scored their first victory in the T20 World Cup at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown. Since then, the team has struggled to grasp hold of the title again. In 2016, many England fans faced heartache. The team played West Indies in the final, held at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. However, they lost out to West Indies. They won the match by four wickets. Apart from 2010 and 2016, England has not managed to reach the finals of the T20 world cup any other year. However, will that be set to change this year? It will undoubtedly be tough with a lot of fierce competition surrounding them. If England can reach the finals this year, it will be the first time in six years. Many fans will be holding on hope.

This Year's Predictions

It is set to be an exciting tournament for the fans this year, as 16 teams will battle it out to the top. Among those 6 are hosts Australia, England, Pakistan, India, West Indies, and Sri Lanka. All of which have taken the title at least once. Many may favour West Indies, which are the only team to win the T20 World Cup twice. However, this year's hosts reached victory last year, and with the advantage of a home crowd cheering them on, this could motivate Australia to claim their second title. England are among the teams who are looking strong this year. Let's not forget the team were ranked third in the world T20 rankings in 2020 and are not to be underestimated. Although last year didn't see the group enter the final, many fans believe they are coming back with a vengeance. Rumours are also circulating around teams Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. These standout teams are in Group B this year. Many predict that they have a strong chance of qualifying for Super 12.