T20 World Cup 2022: We'll be punished if not at our best, writes England's Moeen Ali 

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Several former players and critics have labeled England as one of the favourites to clinch the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 title on November 13 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Three Lions recently defeated Pakistan in their backyard and are coming on the back of a clinical series victory against Australia. 

Interestingly, so far the T20 World Cup 2022 has produced upsets, where outright preferred sides have lost games to lesser-ranked teams. Most notably, Namibia drubbed Sri Lanka in the tournament opener, while Scotland defeated two-time champions West Indies.

The T20 format, unlike the Test or ODI, can at any moment spring a surprise if teams are not watchful.

England all-rounder Moeen Ali writing in his coloum for DailyMail echoed similar views. Ali asserted that no team is inferior or superior, and on match day upsets can happen, even against England.

"We have to be on top of our game and this is one tournament and format where you will be punished if you are not at your best. You cannot write anyone off in such a short format,"

England are placed in the Super 12 Group 1 alongside Afghanistan, Australia, New Zealand, and two qualifying teams from the first round.

The Jos Buttler-led men kick off their competition on October 22 against Afghanistan.

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