T20 World Cup Predictions & Tips

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The T20 World Cup whose inaugural edition took place in 2007 will be hosted in October-November this year in Australia. In this article on T20 World Cup predictions, we provide our T20 World Cup tips to aid punters. We begin by looking at some favourites for the title. We go on to analyse India’s past performances in T20 World Cup events.

We also look at India’s T20 World Cup schedule and their possible pathway to the title.

We name three key Indian players. We assess India’s chances of winning the World Cup before naming our favourite team for the competition. Apart from cricket batting tips, we also provide a few important T20 World Cup predictions. We round off the article with a look at the best T20 World Cup betting sites and the odds they offer.

Guide to the T20 World Cup Favourites

In this section of our T20 World Cup predictions, we consider some of the bigger favourites for the title. We have placed them in our order of preference:

1. India

India have announced their squad for the T20 World Cup 2022. There are no surprises barring the exclusion of new ball operator Md Shami. The selectors have also left out Jadeja owing to the all-rounder’s unfortunate knee injury at the Asia Cup. We believe that even in the absence of this duo, India will be the team to beat.

India’s best eleven are Rahul, Sharma, Kohli, Yadav, Hardik, Axar, Karthik, Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah, Arshdeep and Chahal. This combination is strong in all departments. The batting boasts a strong top order followed by three potential finishers. The bowling attack has three frontline fast bowlers and two spinners aided by an additional seamer. If India play to potential, it’s easy to picture Rohit Sharma holding aloft the ICC T20 World Cup trophy on 13 November.

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2. Australia

Australia will benefit from home advantage. As hosts, they know the local conditions best. Importantly, they have a squad of injury-free players, many at the top of their game. In Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood, the Aussies have a trio of new ball operators who can compete with the best. Stoinis and Mitchell Marsh can bowl as well. Add the spin of Zampa/Agar and Maxwell to the mix and the team will have seven bowlers to rely on.

Australia have a minor worry in the batting, with skipper/ opening batter Finch not in the best of form. However, in Warner, Marsh, Smith and Maxwell, Australia have some world class players in the middle order. They also have finishers in Stoinis and Wade. More often than not, these Aussies have risen to the occasion.

3. England

In the lead up to T20 World Cup 2022, injury has ruled Bairstow out of the competition. On the positive side, England have several match winners such as Stokes, Moeen Ali, Buttler, and Archer. However, can they perform together as a team? While Roy’s axing was overdue, an in-form Hales could yet compensate for Bairstow’s absence.

Archer plays to potential, seamers Jordan and new find Topley could add value on the hard Australian wickets. That said, England will need more than a slice of luck if they are to go beyond the group stage. If they did get to the semi-finals, they could be two inspired days away from the title.

4. Pakistan

Before the Asia Cup, we would have rated Pakistan higher. Skipper Babar Azam had a bad tournament and that told on the team. It also showed us how dependent the Pakistan batting is on just two players – Rizwan is the other one.

With the imminent return — from injury — of Shaheen Afridi to the squad, Pakistan have arguably the most potent new ball trio. If nothing else, Pakistan will give us the delight of watching Afridi, Naseem Shah and Rauf bowling together.

For Pakistan to be able to win the title, they would have to find better middle order batters. Perhaps, Pakistan could pick another batter as Babar Azam’s opening partner and play Rizwan at number three. Can Pakistan go all the way? If they beat either India or South Africa in the group stage, they might get to the semi-final stage. Beyond that, it’s only Pakistan – expect the unexpected!

5. New Zealand

A few months ago, we wouldn’t have counted New Zealand among the favourites. However, they have won 9 out of 10 games played in 2022, albeit against weaker teams. The emergence of Glenn Philips in the middle order was just what the doctor ordered.

A solid batting line up, including Guptill, Conway and Williamson, is complemented by a decent bowling attack. Southee, Boult, Santner, Bracewell and Sodhi will relish the prospect of bowling in familiar conditions Down Under. Add the all-round skills of Daryl Mitchell and James Neesham, and we have a seriously competitive outfit.

6. South Africa

The Proteas are the dark horses of T20 World Cup 2022, and with good reason. Their recent performances versus England and Ireland have been brilliant. They bat deep, right up to number nine. In-form batters like Hendricks, Rossouw and Markram complement the likes of old warhorses de Kock, Van der Dussen and Miller.

Even without Rabada, the bowling was strong enough to ensure four consecutive wins. With both Rabada and Nortje set to return, South Africa have the bowling firepower to challenge for the title.

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India at the 2022 T20 World Cup

In this segment of our T20 World Cup predictions, we look at India’s previous performances at the T20 World Cup:

2007 in South Africa: India beat Pakistan in the final to win the inaugural competition.

2009 in England: India exited the competition after losing to South Africa, West Indies and England, in their Super 8 group.

2010 in West Indies: India were shown the door after they lost to Australia, West Indies and Sri Lanka in the Super 8 group stage.

2012 in Sri Lanka: With a poorer Net Run Rate than Australia and Pakistan, India failed to go past the Super 8 stage.

2014 in Bangladesh: India lost to Sri Lanka in the final.

2016 in India: India lost in the semi-finals to the eventual champions West Indies.

2021 in UAE: India exited the tournament after losing to Pakistan and South Africa in the Super 12 group stage.

After winning the inaugural competition, India have not always performed to potential. In T20 World Cup 2021, India did not go past the group stage. A poor definition of player roles was the reason for the poor show. There was no clarity as to who would anchor the innings, and who would slog. Invariably, the top order failed, and the team did not have a finisher down the order. Hardik Pandya’s inability to bowl a full quota hurt India, as did Virat Kohli’s poor run with the bat.

Ahead of T20 World Cup 2022, India appear to have sorted out these issues. The inclusion of Suryakumar Yadav and Dinesh Karthik has raised expectations. India will enter T20 World Cup 2022 as one of the top eight seeded teams. They have qualified automatically for the Super 12 stage on the back of their world ranking.

India’s biggest match up will happen in their opening game against Pakistan. In our India vs Pakistan predictions, we believe that India will extend their world cup winning record against Pakistan. Thereafter, Rohit Sharma’s wards will have to contend with another strong team in the form of South Africa.

🇮🇳 India’s 2022 T20 World Cup Schedule

The 2022 T20 World Cup schedule of India (placed in Super 12 Group 2) is as follows:

  • October 23: Pakistan vs. India (at Melbourne Cricket Ground)
  • October 27: 2nd Placed Team in First Round Group A vs. India (at Sydney Cricket Ground)
  • October 30: South Africa vs. India (at Perth Stadium)
  • November 2: Bangladesh vs. India (at Perth Stadium)
  • November 6: 1st Placed Team in First Round Group B vs. India (at Melbourne Cricket Ground)

Top 3 Indian players to look out for at the T20 World Cup

India’s fortunes at the T20 World Cup 2022 will hinge on the performances of three key players. They are Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, and Suryakumar Yadav.

Are India favourites for the T20 World Cup 2022?

Bookmakers consider India joint favourites along with Australia. We believe that India have a 20% chance of winning the T20 world cup title.

Australia at the 2022 T20 World Cup

Australia are the defending champions, and is hosting the T20 World Cup for the first time this year. The win in 2021 led by David Warner is however also their only win at the tournament, with a second place in 2010 being the next best result for the Australians.

🇦🇺 Australia’s 2022 T20 World Cup Schedule

Australia are placed in Super 12 Group One. Their 2022 T20 World Cup schedule is as under:

  • October 22: New Zealand vs. Australia (at Sydney Cricket Ground)
  • October 25: 1st Placed Team in First Round Group A vs. Australia (at Perth Stadium)
  • October 28: England vs. Australia (at Melbourne Cricket Ground)
  • October 31: 2nd Placed Team in First Round Group B vs. Australia (at The Gabba, Brisbane)
  • November 4: Afghanistan vs. Australia (at Adelaide Oval)

Top 3 Australian players to look out for at the T20 World Cup

The following three players are key to Australia’s showing at the World Cup: Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazlewood and David Warner.

Are Australia certain to win the T20 World Cup 2022 at home?

Going by bookmakers’ odds, Australia are joint favourites with India. In our view, Australia have a 20% chance of winning the upcoming global ICC competition.

England at the 2022 T20 World Cup

Since their only win at the T20 World Cup in 2010, England has only come really close once, as they were beaten by West Indies in the 2016 final.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England’s 2022 T20 World Cup Schedule

Like Australia, England are in Super 12 Group One. The following is their 2022 T20 World Cup schedule:

  • October 22: Afghanistan vs. England (at Perth Stadium)
  • October 26: 2nd Placed Team in First Round Group B vs. England (at Melbourne Cricket Ground)
  • October 28: Australia vs. England (at Melbourne Cricket Ground)
  • November 1: New Zealand vs. England (at The Gabba, Brisbane)
  • November 5: 1st Placed Team in First Round Group A vs. England (at Adelaide Oval)

Top 3 England players to look out for at the T20 World Cup

Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali are the three England players to look out for.

Can England win their 2nd trophy at T20 World Cup 2022?

Bookmakers’ odds rate England third favourites behind India and Australia. We believe that England enjoy a 15% chance of winning the T20 World Cup this year.

Pakistan at the 2022 T20 World Cup

Pakistan made the final in the first two editions of the T20 World Cup in 2007 and 2009, winning the latter edition. Since then Pakistan has succumbed to a semi-finals loss on 3 occasions.

🇵🇰 Pakistan’s 2022 T20 World Cup Schedule

Like India, Pakistan are in Super 12 Group Two. Detailed hereunder is their 2022 T20 World Cup schedule:

  • October 23: India vs. Pakistan (at Melbourne Cricket Ground)
  • October 27: 1st Placed Team in First Round Group B vs. Pakistan (at Perth Stadium)
  • October 30: 2nd Placed Team in First Round Group A vs. Pakistan (at Perth Stadium)
  • November 3: South Africa vs. Pakistan (at Sydney Cricket Ground)
  • November 6: Bangladesh vs. Pakistan (at Adelaide Oval)

Top 3 Pakistan players to look out for at the T20 World Cup

We believe that M Rizwan, Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Rauf are the three key players for Pakistan at this year’s global ICC event.

Will Pakistan trump the men’s T20 World Cup odds to win T20 World Cup 2022?

Pakistan are fourth on bookmakers’ list of favourites, behind India, Australia and England. We estimate Pakistan to have a 10% chance of winning their second T20 World Cup title in 2022.

New Zealand at the 2022 T20 World Cup

The New Zealanders came really close to taking home the title at the T20 World Cup last year. This was also their best result at the T20 World Cup since its inception. Will 2022 be the first time they manage to take home the gold?

🇳🇿 New Zealand’s 2022 T20 World Cup Schedule

New Zealand are placed in Super 12 Group One. Their 2022 T20 World Cup schedule is as under:

  • October 22: Australia vs. New Zealand (at Sydney Cricket Ground)
  • October 26: Afghanistan vs. New Zealand (at Melbourne Cricket Ground)
  • October 29: 1st Placed Team in First Round Group A vs. New Zealand (at Sydney Cricket Ground)
  • November 1: England vs. New Zealand (at The Gabba, Brisbane)
  • November 4: 2nd Placed Team in First Round Group B vs. New Zealand (at Adelaide Oval)

Top 3 New Zealand players to look out for at the T20 World Cup

Conway, Mitchell and Boult are the three players who could boost New Zealand at this year’s ICC T20 World Cup.

Can New Zealand hold aloft the T20 World Cup 2022 trophy?

New Zealand is placed fifth on bookmakers’ list of favourites. We estimate that the Kiwis have a 10% chance of winning their first ever T20 World Cup trophy in 2022.

South Africa at the 2022 T20 World Cup

South Africa’s best result at the T20 World Cup is reaching the semi-finals. This happened on two occasions, in 2009 and in 2014.

🇿🇦 South Africa’s 2022 T20 World Cup Schedule

South Africa are in Super 12 Group Two. The following is their 2022 T20 World Cup schedule:

  • October 24: 1st Placed Team in First Round Group B vs. South Africa (at Bellerive Oval, Hobart)
  • October 27: Bangladesh vs. South Africa (at Sydney Cricket Ground)
  • October 30: India vs. South Africa (at Perth Stadium)
  • November 3: Pakistan vs. South Africa (at Sydney Cricket Ground)
  • November 6: 2nd Placed Team in First Round Group A vs. South Africa (at Adelaide Oval)

Top 3 South Africa players to look out for at the T20 World Cup

We believe that Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, and Kagiso Rabada are the three key players for South Africa at this year’s global ICC event.

Will South Africa belie the ‘chokers’ tag to win T20 World Cup 2022?

We estimate that the Proteas have a 10% chance of winning the 2022 T20 World Cup.

West Indies at the 2022 T20 World Cup

West Indies leads the medal table when we talk about the T20 World Cup being the only team to win the tournament twice. First in Sri Lanka in 2012 and then again in India in 2016. Very inspiring from the Caribbeans.

🟪 West Indies’ 2022 T20 World Cup Schedule

West Indies are in Qualifier Group B. The following is their 2022 T20 World Cup schedule:

  • October 17: Scotland vs. West Indies (at Bellerive Oval, Hobart)
  • October 19: Zimbabwe vs. West Indies (at Bellerive Oval, Hobart)
  • October 21: Ireland vs. West Indies (at Bellerive Oval, Hobart)

Top 3 West Indies players to look out for at the T20 World Cup

We believe that Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, and Jason Holder are the three key players for West Indies at this year’s global ICC event.

Can West Indies win trophy number three at T20 World Cup 2022?

We expect West Indies to qualify for the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2022. According to our estimate, they have a 7% chance of winning the competition.

Sri Lanka at the 2022 T20 World Cup

Sri Lanka seemed to have been in a T20 slump since their first T20 World Cup win in 2014, not making it through Round 2 on the two previous occasions. Perhaps a fresh title from the Asia Cup will change that outlook.

🇱🇰 Sri Lanka’s 2022 T20 World Cup Schedule

Sri Lanka are in Qualifier Group A. The following is their 2022 T20 World Cup schedule:

  • October 16: Namibia vs. Sri Lanka (at Kardinia Park, Geelong)
  • October 18: UAE vs. Sri Lanka (at Kardinia Park, Geelong)
  • October 20: Netherlands vs. Sri Lanka (at Kardinia Park, Geelong)

Top 3 Sri Lanka players to look out for at the T20 World Cup

We believe that W Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka, and Nissanka are the three key players for Sri Lanka at this year’s global ICC event.

Will Sri Lanka repeat their Asia Cup feat to win T20 World Cup 2022?

We expect Sri Lanka to qualify for the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2022. We believe that they enjoy a 5% chance of holding aloft the T20 World Cup for a second time.

Afghanistan at the 2022 T20 World Cup

Afghanistan have never made it past Round 2 at the T20 World Cup, but the country does seem to be an emerging nation in the world of cricket. So, we shouldn’t be surprised to see them making it to the semi-finals eventually.

🇦🇫 Afghanistan’s 2022 T20 World Cup Schedule

Afghanistan are in Super 12 Group One. The following is their 2022 T20 World Cup schedule:

  • October 22: England vs. Afghanistan (at Perth Stadium)
  • October 26: New Zealand vs. Afghanistan (at Melbourne Cricket Ground)
  • October 28: 2nd Placed Team in First Round Group B vs. Afghanistan (at Melbourne Cricket Ground)
  • November 1: 1st Placed Team in First Round Group A vs. Afghanistan (at The Gabba, Brisbane)
  • November 4: Australia vs. Afghanistan (at Adelaide Oval)

Top 3 Afghanistan players to look out for at the T20 World Cup

We believe that Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, and Ibrahim Zadran are the three key players for Afghanistan at this year’s global ICC event.

Can Afghanistan punch above their weight to win T20 World Cup 2022?

We estimate that Afghanistan have a 1% chance of making the T20 World Cup 2022 trophy their own.

Bangladesh at the 2022 T20 World Cup

Bangladesh is another country that has slowly been emerging in the world of cricket. They have however never made it past Round 2 at the T20 World Cup, so it will be interesting to see whether they can progress further this time around.

🇧🇩 Bangladesh’s 2022 T20 World Cup Schedule

Bangladesh are in Super 12 Group Two. The following is their 2022 T20 World Cup schedule:

  • October 22: England vs. Bangladesh (at Perth Stadium)
  • October 26: New Zealand vs. Bangladesh (at Melbourne Cricket Ground)
  • October 28: 2nd Placed Team in First Round Group B vs. Bangladesh (at Melbourne Cricket Ground)
  • November 1: 1st Placed Team in First Round Group A vs. Bangladesh (at The Gabba, Brisbane)
  • November 4: Australia vs. Bangladesh (at Adelaide Oval)

Top 3 Bangladesh players to look out for at the T20 World Cup

We believe that Shakib al Hasan, Litton Das, and Mustafizur Rahman are the three key players for Bangladesh at this year’s global ICC event.

Will Bangladesh prove the pundits wrong and win T20 World Cup 2022?

Like Afghanistan, Bangladesh have a 1% chance of becoming the T20 World Cup 2022 champions.

Who will win the T20 World Cup 2022

Our T20 World Cup predictions would be incomplete if we did not name a potential winner. We believe that India will pick up their second T20 World Cup title that they first won in 2007. On the flip side, India will be without Jadeja, out with an injury. Also, we would have preferred to see Md Shami operate on Australian wickets. However, the current squad has enough firepower to help make them champions for a second time.

Who will score the most runs?

It’s time to turn our T20 World Cup predictions to naming the players we expect will score the most runs. The following are the batters that we recommend to bet on:

– Virat Kohli: India’s biggest gain at the recently concluded Asia Cup tournament was Kohli’s welcome return to form. The former India skipper registered his 71st international century, his first three-figure knock in three years. With 276 runs in five innings, Kohli had the highest run-aggregate in the Asia Cup.

– M Rizwan: Pakistan’s wicketkeeper is arguably the most consistent run scorer in T20 international cricket. With an average of over 51, Rizwan is the world’s number one ranked T20I batter. His sheer consistency can be gauged from the fact that he has registered 17 50-plus knocks in his last 34 innings.

Who will be the highest wicket taker?

Who are our favourites to take the most wickets at the tournament? We would prefer bowlers with a penchant for taking wickets in the powerplay overs. In this part of our T20 World Cup predictions, we believe that the following bowlers will be among the highest wicket takers:

– Bhuvneshwar Kumar: India’s new ball bowler has proved his effectiveness in the powerplay overs. Equally, he has proved less effective in the death overs. So, India might choose to bowl out Bhuvneshwar’s overs at the start. India did so against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup with remarkable success. Bhuvneshwar took 5 wickets while conceding only 4 runs in that game.

– Josh Hazlewood: Like Bhuvneshwar, Australia’s new ball operator Hazlewood is a consistent wicket taker in the powerplay overs. Unlike Bhuvneshwar, Josh is effective in every spell. Additionally, he is very familiar with the home playing conditions. With Australia likely to go past the group stage, Hazlewood will have many wicket taking opportunities.

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Who will be the player of the tournament?

The player of the tournament is likely to be an all-rounder. In our T20 World Cup predictions, we have selected two likely candidates, one each from India and Australia:

– Hardik Pandya: Hardik’s all-round performance will be key to India’s showing at the competition.

– Glenn Maxwell: Maxwell has shown that he can complement his big hitting with an ability to take wickets.

Best betting sites for T20 World Cup

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T20 World Cup Winner Odds

When you try to find the best T20 World Cup winner odds, compare the T20 World Cup odds offered by various bookmakers. For instance, some sites – such as bet365 and Parimatch – reduce their profit margins to offer competitive odds. Both sites rate India as joint favourites with Australia.

T20 World Cup Match Odds

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T20 World Cup 2022 FAQs

This part of our T20 World Cup predictions is dedicated to answering some frequently answered questions:

What is the best Sportsbook for betting on T20 World Cup in India?

There are several sports T20 betting sites that are great destinations for betting on T20 World Cup in India. The bet365 T20 World Cup odds make the bookmaker a favourite choice. The Betway T20 betting platform is another great option to place your sports T20 bet in. Other good sites include Parimatch, 1xbet, and Fun88.

Who is the predicted winner of the 2022 T20 World Cup?

In our T20 World Cup predictions, we consider India the favourites to win 2022 T20 World Cup.

When is the 2022 T20 World Cup Final due to be played?

The final of the 2022 T20 World Cup will be played on 13 November 2022 in Melbourne Cricket Ground.

What team has the best record at the T20 World Cup?

The best record at the T20 World Cup belongs to West Indies, two times winners of the ICC global event.