Watch: Irfan Pathan, fans ready to ‘have the backs’ of India ahead of semifinal against England

 Watch: Irfan Pathan, fans ready to ‘have the backs’ of India ahead of semifinal against England

Irfan Pathan, India Cricket Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

In a short while, India will lock horns with England in the second semifinal of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022 in Adelaide. This game is a highly anticipated one before the final as India hasn’t won a mega event since the 2013 Champions Trophy. Talking about the first finalists, Pakistan thrashed New Zealand in the first semifinal on November 9 in Sydney. After this, the fans are waiting for India to reach the final.

Meanwhile, hours ahead of the knockout game, former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan uploaded a video on Twitter. In the video, he can be seen with the Indian fans as they were traveling to Adelaide for the mega clash. The fans, alongside the two-time World Championship winner, were looking excited about the clash. The video is going viral.

Watch the video here

Talking about the game, no team can be termed as ‘clear favorites’. After all, they have earned some tough wins in the Super 12 round. The Men In Blue earned some close wins against arch-rivals Pakistan and Bangladesh while losing against South Africa closely. On the other hand, the Three Lions have also found it tough in the tournament. They huffed and puffed their way against Afghanistan, lost to Ireland, and won closely against Sri Lanka.

Another notable thing is that the 2010 winners are yet to play a game at the Adelaide Oval. In the five Super 12 games they played, they played one each in Perth, Sydney, and Brisbane, and the rest in Melbourne. On the other hand, India played against Bangladesh at the venue. Clearly, the 2007 winners have an idea of the conditions. However, this doesn’t guarantee a win for Rohit Sharma‘s men. The Indian skipper needs to step up with the bat in the knockout game.

He has been out of form in the tournament so far. On the other hand, England’s middle-order hasn’t lived up to its potential and the batting has been heavily reliant on Jos Buttler and Alex Hales.


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