ICC T20 World Cup: Legend Sachin Tendulkar predicts the semi-finalists

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According to legend Sachin Tendulkar: India, Pakistan, Australia, and England are the front-runners for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup semis race.

Hosts Australia will enter the tournament as the defending champions. They defeated New Zealand in the final last year. Interestingly, no host nation has won the T20 World Cup yet. Meanwhile, India is coming off consecutive series wins against Australia and South Africa at home.

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“I would obviously want India to be the champions but my top four would be India, Pakistan, Australia, and England,” Tendulkar said in an interview with Telegraph India.“India has a very good chance. This team is well-balanced and we have the combination to go out and deliver. In fact, I am quite hopeful of our chances and going the full distance.”


India won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup (2007). MS Dhoni-led India defeated Pakistan in the final. However, the Men in Blue are yet to win another title. Pakistan won the 2009 edition, beating Sri Lanka in the final.

Last year’s T20 WC witnessed Pakistan’s first victory against India in a World Cup match. Shaheen Afridi’s fiery spell dented India’s top order before Virat Kohli steadied the ship with a fine half-century.

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The Super 12 stage of the T20 WC will kick off with Australia taking on New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on October 22. England will lock horns with Afghanistan on the same day at the Perth Stadium. The next day would witness the high-octane India-Pakistan clash at the MCG. Earlier in the day, two qualifiers will square off in Hobart.

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