About a short while back, Pakistan beat New Zealand in the first semifinal of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022 in Sydney. Batting first, the Kiwis managed 152/4 after winning the toss and choosing to bat first. In reply, the 2009 winners chased down the target after losing only three wickets in 19.1 overs. Now, they will be joined by the winners of the second semifinal between India and England.
Meanwhile, after the Green Brigade won, a former Pakistan Shoaib Akhtar speedster uploaded a video on Twitter. In it, he encouraged the 2007 winners to thrash England and qualify for the final to be played on November 13. Talking about the second semis, both India and England are playing in the semis for the first time since 1987.
Watch the video here
Dear India, good luck for tomorrow. We'll be waiting for you in Melbourne for a great game of cricket. pic.twitter.com/SdBLVYD6vm
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 9, 2022
Notably, India lost that game thanks to the brilliance of Graham Gooch and Mike Gatting. However, in 1983, India registered a famous win against the Three Lions and qualified for their maiden ODI World Cup final. Also, not to forget, India beat England in the Champions Trophy 2013 final. This turned out to be their last World Championship title up until now. However, they can start changing by winning on November 10.
On the other hand, England skipper Jos Buttler is planning to spoil India’s party. In a conversation with the media, the 2019 ODI World Cup winner was asked about the prospect of the IND-PAK final. In reply, Buttler said that his side will look to spoil India’s party.
“We certainly don’t want to see an India versus Pakistan final and we will try to spoil their party. They are a good team. We have got to the point where we wanted to be. Everyone is excited about playing in the semi-final. Obviously, we are really excited about the match against a great Indian team. We like to be in such a situation,” said Buttler in a press conference ahead of the semi-final.