This world T20 has never been short on entertainment, nail-biting finishes, and, most importantly, unexpected results.
Excitement and Upset have gone hand in hand in this tournament. There might have been some thrilling chases that saw some unexpected result. But Upsets took center stage in the T20 World Cup 2022.
List of famous Upsets in T20 World Cup 2022 Australia
Over the years there have been several upsets in cricket world cups. But no other tournament has reported as many upsets as T20 World Cup in Australia did. Some of them were so bizarre that even the players themselves couldn’t believe it.
So Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the famous upsets in T20 World Cup 2022.
Namibia beats Sri Lanka in qualifying round
The Asia Cup holders went from being pre-tournament dark horses to being humiliated in their first game on Australian soil. Having to chase a relatively modest target, Sri Lanka buckled to pressure against Namibia, who easily defeated Sri Lanka by 55 runs to cause an upset and ignite the tournament. The Lankans, in contrast, side, pulled up their socks and won their remaining matches to qualify, while Namibia fell dull.
Irelands beats 3 time champions West Indies, sends them off!
With only one win in their group and requiring a win in their last group match to guarantee Super 12 qualification, they faced Ireland. They were hit by the ‘Stirling-storm’ after scoring a below-par total of 146, as he and captain Balbirne inflicted the damage by packing off the two-time ICC cup holders.
Ireland triumphs over England in rain affected game
Ireland played off against tournament favorites England. They were bowled out for 157 runs and responded with a vengeance. England were given a chasable target with the quality at their disposal; Ireland showed courage and did the dirty work of reducing them to 86 for the loss of five. With the required run rate increasing and the last two recognized hitters on strike, rain played spoilsport, allowing Ireland to win by 5 runs. Thank you, DLS.
Zimbabwe stuns Pakistan by 1 run
Zimbabwe, a team that has been on the rise in recent months, looked very good in the T20 World Cup. They defended a total of over 130 against Pakistan in their second match in Perth, breaking the Pakistanis’ hearts.
Netherlands shatter South Africa’s qualification dream on final day
The last day of the group stages. With the Netherlands already eliminated, they faced South Africa in their final encounter, with the Proteas needing a win. Given the conditions at the Oval, the Netherlands posted a competitive score of 158.
The Dutchs packed off the powerhouses of cricket, winning by 13 runs and dampening South Africa’s hopes. This victory made it possible for either Bangladesh or Pakistan to qualify, and Pakistan took the honors by defeating Asian opponents.
Upsets are something that a neutral relishes, and with associate teams coming out on top against such giants, it’s a sight to behold. If Pakistan wins the T20 World Cup, it will be one of the biggest upsets of all time.