Brian Lara Makes Bold Predictions For T20 World Cup 2024 Knockout Stage
By CricShots - May 14, 2024 3:02 pm
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Cricket legend Brian Lara has stirred the pot with his predictions for the upcoming T20 World Cup, co-hosted by the West Indies and USA. With the tournament kicking off in less than three weeks, Lara has picked his four semifinalists – and it includes a dream final for the Caribbean fans. The ninth edition of the T20 World Cup promises high-octane action with a record 20 teams vying for glory. Lara, a true West Indies hero, has his eyes set on the home team claiming their third title.

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“The West Indies should do well,” Brian Lara said, quoted by Cricket Pakistan. “They have a lot of individual stars and when they come together as a team they do well.” The Windies have a history of peaking at major tournaments, having won the T20 World Cup in 2012 and 2016.

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Brian Lara also believes India, the inaugural T20 World Cup champions in 2007, will make it to the final four despite some debate surrounding their squad selection. “India, with all their cry over selection, they find themselves in the top four,” he stated.

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A potential India-West Indies final, according to Brian Lara, would be a chance for redemption after India’s heartbreaking second-round exit in the 2007 tournament hosted by the Caribbean.

“India and West Indies final is going to make up for so much wrong that has happened in the past,” Brian Lara said. “We don’t want that to happen again. So, India and West Indies in the final and may the best team win.”

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Completing Lara’s predicted semifinal lineup are current champions England and a rising force in T20 cricket – Afghanistan. The tournament kicks off on June 2nd with USA and Canada locking horns in the season opener. Will Lara’s predictions hold true? The cricketing world waits with bated breath to see how this global spectacle unfolds.