Australian fast bowler Hazlewood raised questions on the format of the World Cup, criticized for this reason

T20 World Cup: Australia on Tuesday defeated Namibia by nine wickets, which took its net run rate to plus 3.580. With this win, Australia also confirmed its place in the Super Eight.

Jun 12, 2024 - 20:36
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Australian fast bowler Hazlewood raised questions on the format of the World Cup, criticized for this reason

This year's T20 World Cup features 20 teams divided into four groups of five teams each. The top two teams from each group advance to the Super Eight, where they will be divided into two groups. The top two teams in each group will advance to the semi-finals. However, Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood criticized the T20 World Cup format and raised concerns, claiming that it is strange that his team's higher run rate will not matter in the Super Eight stage.

Australia on Tuesday defeated Namibia by nine wickets, which took its net run rate to plus 3.580. With this win, Australia also confirmed its place in the Super Eight. This time the format of the T20 World Cup is different from the last time. Last time the top teams started their campaign from the Super 12 stage. The teams were divided into two groups of six each and the top two teams from each group reached the semi-finals. Hazelwood said after the match against Namibia, "It's actually a bit strange because this doesn't happen. This is probably the first T20 World Cup in all the World Cups I've played whose format has been designed in this way. So it's a bit different. This is such a format that no matter how well you perform in the first stage or if you remain undefeated and move ahead with a better net run rate, it won't matter much in the Super Eight. So it's a bit strange but it has been designed in this way."

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer