T20 World Cup: India or Pakistan? What do sentiments reveal?
Cricket is a huge celebration
The knockout round has begun in the ICC T20 World Cup. In the first semi-final on November 9, Pakistan will take on New Zealand, while on November 10, India will take on England.
People frequently place faith on sentiments. Cricket reflects these views as well. Based on the team's previous matches, we often compare, project, and analyse upcoming games.
Against all the odds
India and New Zealand advanced to the current T20 world cup semifinals with relative ease, while Pakistan and England shocked everyone by securing their places in the semis. These teams have undoubtedly benefited from some luck.
South Africa defeated India
For India, the T20 World Cup has been a replay of the 2011 World Cup. India only lost to South Africa at this T20 world championship, losing the other 4 games. India only lost to South Africa in the 2011 ODI World Cup, but it won all of its group games.
Ireland recreated the magic
The Irish team has trashed their rivals England in this T20 world cup. Surprisingly, England suffered a loss to Ireland in the 2011 ODI World Cup too. This looks more than a coincidence. Isn't it?
Australia Departs in Group Stage
Despite being the host nation, the Aussies have headed back home quite early in this tournament. In the 2011 ODI World Cup, the Kangaroos have also departed to home quite ealy as they lost to India in the quarterfinals.
The Semi Finals teams
Pakistan, New Zealand, and India have advanced to the 2011 World Cup finals. It's interesting that all three of these teams have qualified for the current T20 World Cup.
Pakistan also has sentimental advantage
In addition to India, the rival nation Pakistan has also several intriguing parallels and positives throughout this World Cup campaign.
Australia the host Nation
Australia is presently hosting this competition. It is noteworthy that the Trans-tasman nation was also the venue for the 1992 ODI World Cup, which Pakistan won. Fans of Pakistan are dreaming of victory once more.
The Defending champs fell short
Despite being the host country and entering the tournament as the defending champions, Australia was unable to go past the group stages. When Australia hosted the World Cup in 1992, the same thing happened.
Back In 1992
Pakistan, England, and New Zealand teams have made it to the semifinals of the 1992 ODI World Cup. It’s noteworthy that the same teams have entered the semi-finals of the ongoing T20 world cup.
The 1992 ODI world cup final game was played at the iconic MCG, and the current ICC T20 world cup final also will be held there. Since Pakistan won the world cup at the MCG in 1992, this excites Pakistani fans.
India eyes on the Silverware
While some analysts claim that comparable sentiments are typical in cricket, others predict that same sentiments will be repeated. Let's hope and pray that the Indian team brings the trophy home.