“CSK Coach on target”, Stephen Fleming’s prediction about 2022 T20 World Cup semi-finalists comes true

On Sunday, the four semi-finalists of the T20 World Cup were decided. A few weeks ago, although many had predicted this combination, the majority had chosen other combinations. Amongst the slew of ESPN Cricinfo experts, only Stephen Fleming’s prediction has come true. Here, we take a look more at Stephen Fleming‘s prediction about the 2022 T20 World Cup semi-finalists coming true.

The 2022 T20 World Cup semi-finalists decided on Sunday

In Group 1, it was expected that Australia and England would make it to the semis. While the Englishmen have reached the semis, the hosts Australia were knocked out early. New Zealand handed a heavy loss to Australia in the first game of the Super 12 stage. Australia, although they won their next games, were not able to cover up the NRR. Hence, the Kiwis and England went through leaving behind the hosts.

Group 2 ended in a more dramatic fashion. Before the tournament started, barring India, there was a debate if Pakistan or South Africa would progress. After the way Pakistan started the Super 12 stage with two losses, it seemed that the Proteas would play in the semis. However, on the final day, South Africa lost their game to the Netherlands. Hence, Pakistan, by defeating Bangladesh, made their way to the semi-finals. India also sealed their spot after South Africa lost their game.


Stephen Fleming’s prediction comes true

Many ESPN Cricinfo experts had predicted the semi-finalists of the competition. However, it was only the Chennai Super Kings Head Coach who came up with the right guess.

The finals of the T20 World Cup would happen on November 13th at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. While an India vs Pakistan game would be liked by all, England and New Zealand are also tough sides and will target to lift the trophy next week. It will be interesting to see who goes on to win the tournament.


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