The 2022 T20 Cricket world cup will kick off on 16 Oct, with the super 12 stages starting on 22 Oct. The host and the defending champions, the Kangaroos, will be looking to make consecutive T20 world cup wins. This feat has never been achieved.
The men in yellow will also be looking to be the first team to win a T20 world cup on home soil. The tournament will be played across seven venues across Australia. In this article, we will go through the odds of Australia winning the T20 Cricket World Cup and other important stats.
Australia T20 Cricket World Cup Odds
Australia is the favourite, along with India, to win the T20 Cricket world cup 2022 with a betting odds of 4.00. The tournament is played in Australia which gives them a massive edge over their peers. One Day International World Cup was held in Australia in 2015 and the men in yellow came away victorious after beating the black caps in the finals. Australia being the defending champions would want to become the first team to win consecutive T20 world cups. No team has won the T20 World cup more than once and Australia has the opportunity to break that record as well.
Australia T20 Cricket World Cup form
Australia has won only one T20 World cup so far in 2021. They are the defending champions and can easily retain the title as the two world cups are just one year apart. The Aussies lost only once in the entire tournament last year with the only loss being against England. They again have England in their super 12 groups so it will be a good way to take their revenge from last year. The Kangaroos met Kiwis in the finals of the tournament held in UAE. The former chased down a huge total of 173 runs with eight wickets intact.
Australia has not lost in any of the T20 series held after the ICC tournament, showing their form and consistency. The team is dependable and well-balanced. Australia has played in three T20 bilateral series since the last world cup. They have played two series against Sri Lanka and a one-off T20 against Pakistan. They won all three series with 3-1 and 2-1 against Sri Lanka and 1-0 against Pakistan. The two losses against Sri Lanka were in the final game of the series when Australia experimented with its squad and gave rest to the main players.
Australia will also play a three-game series against India from 20th September in India and against England from 9th October at home. They will also play a two-game bilateral T20 series against West Indies on 5th Oct and 7th Oct. These games will help the team get in shape for the all-important world cup.
Australia T20 Cricket World Cup 2022 Group
Australia is the host of the first super 12 groups alongside England, New Zealand and Afghanistan. The other two teams are yet to be decided from the group stages. The Ozzys are expected to top the group but it will be very difficult, with one-time champions England, and runner-ups from last time, New Zealand, in the mix.
|22 Oct 2022||Sydney Cricket Ground||Australia vs New Zealand|
|25 Oct 2022||Optus Stadium||Australia vs Qualified Team 1 (Winners Group A)|
|28 Oct 2022||Melbourne Cricket Ground||Australia vs England|
|31 Oct 2022||The Gabba||Australia vs Qualified Team 2 (Runners Up Group B)|
|4 Nov 2022||Adelaide Oval||Australia vs England|
Australia will start their campaign against New Zealand in Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), followed by a game against the Group A qualified team at Optus Stadium. The third game will be against England at Melbourne Cricket Ground, England won the last time these two sides met in the world cup. The fourth game of the Super 12 stages of the tournament for Australia will be against Group B runners-up from the qualifiers at The Gabba. Finally, Australia will end the Super 12 stage with a game against Asian emerging giants Afghanistan at Adelaide Oval. The Australian team will also play a warm-up match against India before the Super 12 stage of the tournament start on the 22nd of October.
The T20 cricket world cup odds of New Zealand winning the world cup is 9.00 and for England, it's 5.00. Afghanistan has an odds of 34.00 to win the tournament. Clearly, Australia is the favourite to win the group and the world cup according to the T20 cricket world cup odds.
Australia T20 Cricket World Cup Team
Aaron Finch is leading the line for Australia in the T20s. Australia has not altered their squad much since the last world cup which shows the belief they have in their team. The Aussies have a good mix of veterans of the game along with some exciting young talents. They have specialists in all departments. Zampa is the main spinner for Australia and he has done pretty well in recent years. Maxwell, Steve Smith, Warner, Hazelwood and Starc will be the main men for the kangaroos.
Here is the complete list of players selected for the T20 Cricket World cup 2022:
Aaron Finch (C), Pat Cummins (VC), Ashton Agar, Tim David, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
Australia are in a good form and are the top contenders for the World Cup, They have a great squad and a winning mentality. They would like to add to the accolades from the last year by winning the cup at home. With the power have, they definitely reach the semi-finals stages of the tournament. They can expect South Africa, India or Pakistan in the semi-finals. All the signs indicate that Australia will have a dominating world cup and fans are looking forward to an exciting tournament.