India vs Pakistan: Bradd Hogg says Pakistan might not go further, if loses to India, predicts semifinalists for T20 WC

Ahead of the Super 12 round of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, former Australia cricketer Brad Hogg said Pakistan might find it difficult to advance to the semi-finals if they lose their World Cup opening game to India in Dubai on Sunday. Hogg said that Pakistan will face it hard to bounce back in the tournament while the Men in Blue might get through the semis easily. India and Pakistan will begin their T20 WC campaign in Dubai this Sunday.

Talking on his YouTube channel in a conversation with DeepDas Gupta, Bradd Hogg said that Pakistan might fight it difficult to get their campaign back on track if they lose to India. The Babar Azam-led side will face Kane Williamson-led New Zealand in their second outing just after a day’s break. On the other hand, India will have a six days break before they take on Afghanistan in their next assignment.

“If Pakistan get beaten by India in the first game, they’ve got a short turnaround to play New Zealand. I think that will be a huge factor on whether Pakistan go through or not. If Pakistan lose against India in the first game, I don’t think they will get through, India will get through. So watch that space,” Hogg said on his YouTube channel.

Talking further about the four semi-finalists, Hogg however considered Babar Azam-led side to advance into the next round.

“The teams that I think are going to go to the semis are England and the West Indies from Group 1 and from Group 2, I think it’s going to be Pakistan and India,” Hogg added.