Aakash Chopra chooses his semi-finalists from India’s 2024 T20 World Cup Super 8 group
By SMCS - Jun 18, 2024 10:00 am
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Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra added that India have a relatively easy Super 8 group in the ongoing 2024 T20 World Cup. However, India are placed in Group 1 alongside Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Australia as well. Notably, Team India start their Super 8 campaign against Afghanistan in Barbados on Thursday, June 20 as well. They will then take on Bangladesh and Australia in
Antigua and Saint Lucia respectively as well.

Team India
Team India

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said, “I see it as a slightly easy pool. What could be the challenge against Afghanistan? If this match had been in Guyana, which it’s not, it would have been an even contest because it would have been a spin-to-win game. The match is in Barbados and since the pitch will be flat, India will go in with an upper hand. The flatter the pitch, the more you will keep moving away from Afghanistan in terms of quality.”

“Bangladesh is a team that always troubles but this Bangladesh team is playing okay cricket. They have qualified for sure but are they playing the best cricket possible? The captain hasn’t scored runs and Shakib Al Hasan hasn’t scored runs apart from one match. That much confidence hasn’t been seen in any other batter,” Chopra again shared.

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan is leading Bangladesh

He also shared that Bangladesh haven’t been at their best in the ongoing T20 World Cup where Bangladesh captain Najmul Hossain Shanto has scored a paltry 26 runs at a dismal average of 6.50 in four innings in the 2024 T20 World Cup. Shakib Al Hasan, who has scored 92 runs at an average of 30.67 in four knocks as well.

“Then there is Australia, which is a title-contender team, there is no doubt about that because the team is actually very good. They have depth in batting and variety in bowling. This team is going to give a contest on the 24th and this could be the precursor to the symphony. India and Australia might face off in the final once again. So which two teams do I feel will progress from this group? One I am saying India should progress and then they will play their semi-final in Guyana. There are more chances of that match also going in our favor. I am going towards Australia as the second team. I feel these two teams will qualify,” Aakash Chopra concluded.