Updated: 10 October 2022
3 Reasons Why Australia Can Win the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. The upcoming edition of the T20 World Cup 2022 tourney will kick off in Australia. The competition will go all guns blazing on October 16 with round 1 games and the tournaments final comes to a close on November 13 (Sunday) at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
The eighth edition of the T20 World Cup will see the participation of as many as 12 teams battling for the accolade. The likes of Australia, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, West Indies, Afghanistan, South Africa, and England are the automatic qualifiers for the Super 12s.
On the other side of the coin, Namibia, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Scotland, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the Netherlands will compete in Round 1 in a bid to earn a place in the Super 12s.
Australia was long been condemned for not bagging an honor in the truncated version of the game. Nevertheless, Aaron Finch and Co silenced the critics by winning their maiden title in the previous edition of the T20 World Cup 2021.
The last edition was held in the United Arab Emirates. Aussies quickly accustomed to the conditions to better effect. They made it all the way to the finals of the tourney and got the better of New Zealand in the high-voltage encounter.
Now, in this article, we will take a look at three reasons why Aussies will defend the title.
1. Home Conditions
Aaron Finch and Co will be looking forward to defending their honor this time around. West Indies is the most highly-successful team in the history of the competition, having won two titles, more than any other team.
Meanwhile, the Aussies have a great opportunity to win their second title. It is due to the fact that they are completely aware of the home conditions and the chances of them winning crucial games are high.
2. Strong Squad
Australia Squad For T20 WC 2022
Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch (c), Tim David, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis.
Australia does have all their bases covered and with their well-balanced squad, they can make a bid for the second title. They have a rock-solid attacking unit followed by a world-class bowling unit.
With plenty of depth in the batting order, they can make the run-chases look so easy. Even if they were restricted to a modest total, they do have bowlers in their arsenal to get the job done.
3. Serial Winners
Australia is a phenomenal force to be reckoned with when it comes to ICC tournaments. They always try to bring the best out of themselves in clutch moments or in pressure situations, an exceptional quality that sets them apart from most other teams.
This is precisely the reason why they have a clear chance of gunning for the second title. Moreover, they are the most successful team in ODI World Cup history, having won a record five titles so far.