The cricketing world is still basking in the glory of Australia’s triumphant campaign in the ODI World Cup 2023, but the focus has now swiftly shifted to the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. The tournament is scheduled to take place from June 4 to June 30 and promises to be a thrilling spectacle as teams look to learn from their recently concluded ODI World Cup experiences and elevate their game in the shortest format.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan, known for his candid opinions, recently made a surprising prediction for the winners of the T20 World Cup 2024. Vaughan shared his pick on his official X (formerly Twitter) account, reacting to a post featuring a segment of his podcast discussion with Australia’s legendary wicket-keeper batter, Adam Gilchrist and others. Although Vaughan didn’t pick his own home team as the probable winner, his forecast still raised eyebrows.
Table of Contents
- Performance of Michael Vaughan’s home team in ODI World Cup 2023
- Vaughan’s surprising prediction
Performance of Michael Vaughan’s home team in ODI World Cup 2023
England’s journey in the ODI World Cup 2023 was far from impressive, as they struggled to find their rhythm throughout the tournament. Ultimately finishing in the seventh position, the defending champions failed to live up to expectations, paving the way for Vaughan to discount them as potential T20 World Cup winners.
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Vaughan’s surprising prediction
In a twist that surprised many cricket enthusiasts, Vaughan picked Pakistan as the probable winner of the T20 World Cup 2024. Despite Pakistan’s underwhelming performance in the ODI World Cup 2023, Vaughan showed his faith in the Asian team and wrote, “They will win the T20 WC @clubprairiefire”, as the podcast handle poked fun at him by sharing a segment of him talking about recent upheaval in Pakistan cricket.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 23, 2023
It is worth mentioning that Pakistan cricket recently underwent major changes in management and leadership. The resignation of Babar Azam as the team’s skipper added an unexpected layer of complexity to Pakistan’s cricketing landscape. The turmoil within the team became a focal point in Vaughan’s prediction, as he saw the potential for the team to rise from the ashes and claim T20 World Cup glory.
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