before confronting India In the semi-finals, England captain Joss Butler said his team would do everything in their power to deny India and Pakistan another T20 encounter. Globalism Cup 2022. The Three Lions spoiled the Men in Blue party at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, crushing them by 10 wickets to storm into the massive final. Now the stage is set in Melbourne cricket The land where they will face Pakistan on Sunday.
England’s journey into the tournament has not been easy at all. They were often traumatized by obstacles in the form of fears of injury and unfavorable weather. But they kept quiet, followed the process, and believed in themselves. The methodology of going without worrying about the situation got them to the final, and now, they’re 40+ away from getting their hands on the prestigious silverware.
England and Pakistan will play their third T20 World Cup final, but for the first time, they are facing each other in the battle for the title. Back in 1992, these two teams played the over-50 World Cup final at MCG when Imran Khan’s Pakistan won the cup. Babar Azam and Co. look forward to repeating history, but Butler and his men will certainly have other plans.
Will Butler be the third English captain to have the ICC Cup under his belt? The question will be answered on Sunday but before we head out in the MCG for the final cycle, let’s take a look at England’s journey into the tournament so far.
Introduction to the campaign against Afghanistan
Afghanistan looked like a tough challenge for England, given their performance in the Asian Cup where they were choppy. But Sam Curran’s 5-wicket distances made the job easier for the guys in red. After winning the toss, England folded Mohamed Naby & Co for a trifle 112 and then chased after the goal with five wickets and 11 balls to spare. The campaign began with an easy victory.
Amazed by Ireland at MCG
The World Cup was severely threatened by Melbourne weather. The rain affected many matches in the tournament, one of which was the second match in the Super 12 against Ireland. Andrew Balberni fired 47 shots 62 while goalkeeper Lorcan Tucker scored 34 on 27 to help Ireland score 158 goals. In response, England had a shocking start. Butler fell for a duck while Alex Hales and Ben Stokes returned to the shack inside the powerplay. England lost 5 of their rackets when rain played the villain. The wet MCG pitch did not allow play to resume, and since England were 5 games behind the DLS result, they had to suffer defeat.
Australia’s tie was washed
Once again, the weather in Melbourne spoiled the mood as England’s confrontation with arch-rivals Australia was abandoned due to rain. The players reached the MCG, had tea, and wished the rain would stop. And when that didn’t happen, they shook hands with Aaron Finch & Co and came back with one point.
Refer to the Business against New Zealand
England came back against the Kiwi and ruled The Gabba. Butler won the toss again and did not change his decision to hit first. The English captain, along with his inaugural partner, sewed the 81st swatch for the first small gate. Butler scored 47 balls 73 while Hals contributed 52 hits in 40 deliveries with England scoring 179 for 6 out of 20. Later, Sam Curran and Chris Wox picked up 2 wickets each as England tied New Zealand to 159/6. Butler & Company won the game by 20 times.
Defeated Sri Lanka to reach the semi-finals
England had a simple equation to follow – defeat Sri Lanka or go home. They needed two more points to enter the semi-finals and fortunately the net run rate wasn’t an issue as they were way ahead of the Australians. As planned, the Butler bowlers contained the Lankans to the humble 141/8 and then Hales and Stokes set the base for a 4-wicket win. England qualified for the semi-finals and the defending champions, as well as the hosts, were eliminated from the tournament.
Historic victory over India
The semi-final match against India will be etched as England’s greatest victory in the T20 World Cup Finals. On the other hand, Indian fans will remember it as one of the biggest and most humiliating defeats. Virat Kohli (50) and Hardik Pandya (63) played with their hearts to take India to 168/6 but Butler-Halls was the superpower that destroyed the Indian ship. The England captain smashed 80 of 49 balls unbeaten while his batting partner scored 86 goals on 57 shots while England beat India by 10 wickets.
Final against Pakistan in MCG
The 1992 Over-50 World Cup finalists made it here again at the MCG but this time, the look is different. Despite weather and injury concerns, England are looking forward to the big match.
“Anytime you get a chance to play in the World Cup final is a huge honour. We are really excited as a group and there is a nice feeling about the team. The previous performance (against India) gives us a lot of confidence, but it means nothing,” Butler said in the match that was held. Before the game on Saturday, “we start tomorrow a new game against a really strong opponent and any time you fight for a trophy you know it’s not going to be easy.”