Former England captains remind Rohit Sharma of T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final defeat

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Former England captains Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton issued a warning to the Rohit Sharma-led team ahead of the second semi-final match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton said India could face a repeat of their defeat during the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022.

The Rohit Sharma-led team will take on defending champions England in the semi-final match at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Thursday, June 27. India defeated Australia in their last Super Eight match on Monday. The Men in Blue aim to maintain their undefeated streak in the event’s qualifying matches.

England, on the other hand, lost two matches before advancing to the semi-finals of the ICC tournament. The England team has won two T20 World Cup titles. They won their first T20 World Cup during the 2010 edition. They beat Pakistan in the final match of the last edition of the T20 World Cup.

I’m going with South Africa and England – Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain predicted that South Africa will continue their winning streak in the ongoing tournament. Hussain added that England will face India in the other semi-final with memories of their victory in Adelaide. He said that England may not fear India unless the pitch conditions greatly favour India’s style of play.

“I’m going to go with South Africa and England. England will arrive with the memory of that semi-final in Adelaide. Like I said, this is a repeat. And I don’t think this England team will be afraid of India, unless it is a slow and very dry pitch. The only thing I will say about this England batting line-up, and I know Buttler and Salt just beat the United States when they were just hanging on, and the pitching is a little slow, their batting looks vulnerable and that would play hugely. in the hands of India. when he barely stands a bit and the pitch is a bit slow, his batting looks vulnerable,” Hussain said.

India and England have met six times in T20 World Cup matches. The Men in Blue have a 4-2 record against England in ICC tournaments in T20 format. They have only met once in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup, where England recorded a dominant 10-wicket victory over India in 2022.

South Africa versus England Final – Michael Atherton

Michael Atherton agreed with Nasser Hussain’s prediction and stated that he also believes England will defeat India in Guyana. Atherton predicted a final match between South Africa and England in the ongoing T20 World Cup.

“Nasser believes India is not good enough. And I think England are going to beat India in Guyana and South Africa will be too good for Afghanistan, so it will be a final between South Africa and England,” Atherton said.

England were on the verge of elimination in the group stage when their match against Namibia was eliminated. They later relied on Australia’s results to advance to the Super Eight stage. They recorded wins against the West Indies and the United States to qualify for the semi-finals.

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