Later this year, India and Ricky Ponting's former team, Australia, are predicted to make it to the T20 World Cup final.
In the UAE, Ponting acknowledged that he never anticipated Australia would win the T20 World Cup.
Despite India's less than stellar performance at the 2021 T20 World Cup, they are still regarded as one of the teams to beat going into the 2022 competition, which will be held in Australia. India will be one of just two sides, along with the hosts themselves, to make it to the final this year, according to former Australia captain Ricky Ponting.
In a lopsided final, Australia defeated New Zealand by eight wickets to win the 2021 T20 World Cup for the first time. They arrived there by defeating Pakistan, the only team in the Super 12 stage to have won each of its games. Ponting claimed that he did not expect Aaron Finch's team to win the championship in the United Arab Emirates, making them the clear favorites are given that they will be playing at home.
"I believe that Australia will defeat India in the final amongst the two teams competing in it: Australia and Australia. The fact that the defending champions are playing at home is one factor that made Australia's victory in the most recent World Cup, albeit not particularly noteworthy, just a little bit sweeter for them, according to Ponting on the website of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Ponting acknowledged that he shared the opinion that Australia wouldn't be successful in the UAE. "The fact that many people, including myself, believed that they might not have been able to win the IPL because of the conditions they would have had to deal with in the UAE led me to believe that. But they managed to do it "He spoke
India performed poorly in the 2021 tournament compared to Australia, losing badly to Pakistan and New Zealand in the Super 12 stage, which led to their elimination despite winning the rest of their games. By his pre-tournament decision, Virat Kohli resigned as captain, and Ravi Shastri elected to step down as head coach. Since then, Rohit Sharma has taken over as the team's captain across all competitions, and Shastri has been replaced as head coach by former captain Rahul Dravid.