Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram. (Picture by Philip Brown/Popperfoto by way of Getty Photos)

Former Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram believes India, Pakistan, and Australia are three of the 4 groups who will qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup. The eighth version of the T20 World Cup is ready to start from October 16 as groups will battle it out to carry the coveted title.

Hosts and defending champions Australia are the new favourites to retain the title. Nevertheless, the Aussies will face stiff competitors from different sides equivalent to crew India, Pakistan, New Zealand, England, and South Africa. Pakistan legend has touted the 2 Asian cricketing nations- India and Pakistan to play the knockout part together with Australia as the opposite favourites.

Wasim Akram makes an fascinating name for the semi-finals

Whereas the event is near start in lower than per week, followers and pundits have begun analysing the very best positioned sides for the highest 4 within the elimination rounds. Akram too expressed his opinion over the marquee event set to be performed in Australia and the groups that may make it to the semi-finals.

“For the semifinals, what I wish to see is Australia, India and Pakistan. However South Africa could possibly be a darkish horse,” Akram informed to the media in Dubai.

Whereas it appears apparent to choose the defending champions to go additional on within the knockout rounds together with Pakistan and Rohit Sharma-led India, selecting South Africa appeared like an fascinating selection. Presently, South Africa are within the midst of a turmoil as they just lately misplaced the three-match T20I collection 1-2 to India away from residence. Skipper Temba Bavuma can be underneath plenty of stress contemplating his string of dismal performances and can be underneath scrutiny within the forthcoming event in Australia.

Pakistan in recent times have carried out exceedingly effectively and have the potential to offer different groups a run for his or her cash. Whereas crew India don’t go in any event with out being referred to as one of many favourites and therefore, it is going to be fascinating to see if Akram’s statements on the semi-finals does get true.