In the 1992 and 2022 world Cups, things surprisingly remained the same

Say the system of nature, the fate of the green shirts or something else, but the Pakistan team has reached the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup. Social media users comparing this situation to the 1992 World Cup are optimistic that Pakistan will also win the World Cup this time.

These claims of social media users are not insignificant, as there are many similarities between the two World Cups. So let’s look at what these two tournaments have in common so far ahead of the World Cup final.

Defeated by Australia

Before the 1992 World Cup, the semi-final of the 1987 World Cup was played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, where Australia defeated Pakistan by 18 runs.

Now talk about this World Cup; before T20 World Cup 2022, Pakistan faced defeat against Australia in the semi-final of 2021, in which Australia defeated Pakistan by five wickets.

Defeat at the same ground in the first matches of the tournament:-

In the 1992 World Cup, Pakistan’s first match was against West Indies; West Indies defeated Pakistan by ten wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. In the opening of the 2022 T20 World Cup, the Pakistani team was also defeated by India, and both times the ground was in Melbourne.

Defeated by India

In the 1992 World Cup, India defeated Pakistan by 43 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground, while in 2022, India also defeated Pakistan by four wickets.

Three consecutive victories

Another thing that has been similar in both the World Cups so far is the Pakistan team’s three consecutive victories.

Semi-final berths decided on the last day

Both times, Pakistan’s access to the semi-finals was decided on the very last day and at the last chance. In 1992, in the match against England, where rain was a mercy, Pakistan defeated New Zealand and looked at Australia’s victory. Ki Devi took care of Pakistan and Australia defeated West Indies to clear the way for Pakistan to reach the semi-finals.

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