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Srinagar: Former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi has said that India are favourites for the T20 World Cup 2022 that would be held in Australia.

Shahid Afridi said this after India beat England in second T20I to seal the series.

In the first T20, India beat England by 50 runs while as in second T20 bundled out England for 121 run total.

Taking to his officiah Twitter handle Shahid Afridi Tweeted, “India have played outstanding cricket and deserve to win the series. Really impressive bowling performance, they’ll surely be one of the favourites for the T20 World Cup in Australia”.

Rohit Sharma was tasked with going hard from ball one, and he was well-matched by Rishabh Pant as his opening partner in a surprise decision at Edgbaston. The middle-order produced runs, and Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with impressive 46 (29).

However, it was the bowling which caught the eye the most, with the tone set early in both English innings, never giving them the chance to get back into the match.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is enjoying the form of his life at the moment. Supported by Jasprit Bumrah, it is a two-pronged pace battery any nation would consider themselves lucky to have. With Hardik Pandya’s bowling also returning to his best and Harshal Patel always a valuable wicket-taker in the middle and death overs, the pace attack is beginning to take shape ahead of the World Cup in Australia.

Yuzvendra Chahal’s resurgence and constant bag of tricks also mean that middle overs can be used to attack the batters, while Ravindra Jadeja in support can shake the run-flow.

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