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A Look at the Four Qualified Teams For World T20 Super 12

The beauty of the T20 World Cup is that it is nearly impossible to predict who the eventual winner would be. Normally in the longest formats of the game, the superior team usually comes out on top, but T20 as a format is an anomaly in that aspect.

Hence the four teams that have qualified for the World T20 Super 12 have an equal chance of winning the competition like the ones that were already qualified. In this piece, we are going to look at these teams who prevailed from the qualifiers to the Super 12 stage.

SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka were the favourites to go through their qualification group and they did so handsomely. They won all three matches in their group and sailed through to the World T20 Super 12.

Their bowlers have been outstanding so far in the competition as in the three qualifiers, they managed to pick all thirty wickets. Their batters stepped up in their previous game against Bangladesh in the Super 12 and they look like a solid unit going further into the tournament.

NAMIBIA

The story of the 2021 T20 World Cup so far has been Namibia. After a disappointing start against Sri Lanka, they came back beautifully in the competition to win the next two matches and qualify for the World T20 Super 12 for the first time in the nation’s history.

Their all-rounder David Wiese, who many would have seen in the South African jersey in the past, has been their standout player in the competition and they’d be hoping that he keeps his form in the Super 12 as well.

SCOTLAND

After pulling off a miraculous win over Bangladesh in their first match, nobody could stop Scotland from topping Group B. They went through to the Super 12 undefeated and have played some brilliant cricket so far in the competition.

Richard Berrington, who has been a mainstay in this Scotland team along with Josh Davey with the ball, have been absolutely fantastic for them so far. Davey’s medium pace will be effective going forward in the Super 12 as well.

BANGLADESH

Fans were shell-shocked when Bangladesh lost their opening match against Scotland. They did well to come back strong in the next two games and qualified second from Group B. They have plenty of quality in their XI to trouble any team in this competition and these low and slow wickets in the UAE would suit their bowlers perfectly.

Veteran all-rounder Shakib Al-Hasan leads the way when it comes to the wickets taken in the tournament and he’d be the one they’d be backing to come good in the Super 12 as well.

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