Earlier this week, England secured their position in the championship match of the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup by defeating India by a score of 10 wickets. The team captained by Jos Buttler will now play Pakistan in the summit match, which will take place on Sunday in Melbourne.
Ravi Bopara, a former cricketer for England, made a daring prediction just before the championship match. He stated that the only team that is capable of competing with England’s current squad is Pakistan.
However, Bopara’s remarks were not well received by Cricket Ireland, and the organisation responded by trolling the former England all-rounder with a tweet containing only two words.
“England gave a superb performance while also demonstrating its might and ruthlessness. Pakistan is the only side with the ability to seriously challenge England’s dominance in this competition.
If not, the final of the #T20IWorldcup2022 would be England playing against England2XI if England was allowed to enter a second team in the tournament “Bopara had sent out a tweet.
To provide some background, Ireland had previously competed and won against England in the Super 12 stage of the current T20 World Cup.
Rain disrupted play, and as a result, the outcome of the match was ultimately determined by the DLS method.
During the game, Ireland’s captain Andy Balbirnie scored a sparkling 62 off 47 balls, and the team was looking for a total of at least 180 before England dragged them back and bowled them out for 157 in 19.2 overs. England won the match.
In their pursuit of the challenging target, the champions from 2010 had reached 105 for five after 14.3 overs. This score was five runs short of the DLS target of 110, but play was unable to begin within the allotted time due to rain. After that, Ireland were able to claim victory over England’s in a World Cup match for the second time.
In addition, Ireland had triumphed over England’s during the One-Day International World Cup that was held in India in 2011.