A while after ICC announced the schedule for the T20 World Cup, Michael Vaughan put up a tweet that gave fans a chance to poke fun at him. In his tweet, the former English player confidently stated that England will make it to the final, which is nine months away.
England currently ranks at the top of the ICC T20 rankings, followed by India at number two. The Eoin Morgan-led side was knocked out of the tournament by New Zealand in 2020 edition in the UAE in the semi-final clash.
Vaughan tweeted, ‘England v Who in the final?’, on which many fans took a chance to bring him down with some cheeky replies. A user in his reply compared team England to Bermuda.
Here are some replies:
Bermuda Sir . It's England Vs Bermuda… They are equally competitive .
— Piyush (@Piyush364) January 21, 2022
England has tough group this time. If they loose one match, they will be praying like india last year
— Dinesh (@Dinesh99757887) January 21, 2022
Ashes is test cricket and T20 world is White Ball Cricket , are you high on something?
— TySoN (@N07So) January 21, 2022
England was last seen in the Ashes played in Australia, where they were brutally beaten by the hosts. In the end, the scoreline read 4-0 in Australia’s favor. England never stood a chance at any point into the series, and most of their performances were under par.
They managed to hold on to the fourth match in Sydney, which could have gone either way had it not been for tailenders who hung in to save the match. Joe Root was their highest run-scorer for England, and third highest over all, but did not get much support from his teammates,
Meanwhile, England is in Group 1 of the Super 12 stages along with Australia, New Zealand, and Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup 2022 groupings. They begin their campaign against Afghanistan on the 22nd of October in Perth.
Here are all the fixtures for England in Super 12 stages:
22nd October. vs Afghanistan, Perth Stadium
26th October. vs Group B runner-up, Melbourne Cricket Ground
28th October. vs Australia, Melbourne Cricket Ground
1st November. vs New Zealand, The Gabba
5th November. vs Group A winner, Sydney Cricket Ground