T20 Tournament: Brad Hogg feels Pakistan will miss the semi-finals of the tournament.© AFP
Former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg feels Pakistan will miss the semi-finals of the match 2021 ICC T20 World Cup if they lose arch-rivals India in their campaign opening in Dubai on October 24. Pakistan is experiencing a hectic opening week in their campaign, which takes over New Zealand two days after the Indian match and then another three days later Afghanistan. India, on the other hand, will have a bit more breathing space before taking on New Zealand, which they will face in the second game of their campaign exactly a week after the start against Pakistan.
For Pakistan, led by Babar Azam, the opening match could help a lot in determining their semi-final, according to Hogg.
Asked to name his four semi-finals by the former Indian cricketer Deep Dasgupta in the latter’s YouTube channel, Hogg replied: “The teams I think will play in the semi-finals are England and Western India from Group 1. From Group 2 I think it will be Pakistan and India.”
The Australian then added the reservation about Pakistan. ‘But after I said that Pakistan will get a short turnaround to tackle Pakistan against India in the first match, if Pakistan is beaten against India. first game, I do not think they will get through. India will get through, ”Hogg worked out.
India are preparing for the glorious event with comfortable victories in warm-up matches against England and Australia. Pakistan, on the other hand, beat the West Indies and then lost to South Africa in their warm-up matches.
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