The T20 World Cup final, which is crucial, will be played on November 13, 2022, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between Pakistan and England (MCG).
Pakistan faced England in the final of the 1992 World Cup and won
Looking at the past games, including today’s, it appears that the 1992 World Cup and this year’s T20 World Cup have many parallels, suggesting that history is repeating itself.
Pakistan struggled to get off to a good start in 1992, losing their inaugural World Cup game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The Men in Green also dropped their opening T20 World Cup match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
India overcame Pakistan, under the leadership of Imran Khan, in their match during the group stage. India defeated Pakistan in their other group-stage encounter.
Both teams struggled to reach the semifinals throughout their respective eras, but they did it by winning their final three group-stage games in a row.
Another parallel is the fact that now, here are some amazing coincidences: Imran Khan’s team faced New Zealand in the 1992 World Cup semi-final and won, moving on to the historic final.
In the T20 World Cup semi-final, Pakistan, captained by Babar Azam, also overcame New Zealand and advanced to the championship match.
By defeating India today, England advanced to the big-event finale. Still, the only similarity we can find is that England overcame South Africa in 1992 (D/L) to go to the World Cup final.
Can we expect England to exact their 30-year-old vengeance, or will the Men in Green return us to the days of cup victories, just like they did in 1992? exact advanced to the World Cup semifinal round with a one-point margin of victory.