The race for semi-finals in Group 2 of the Super 12 stage in the ongoing T20 World Cup took an interesting turn on Sunday with Pakistan beating the Netherlands and South Africa edging past India.
The race forsemi-finals in Group 2 of the Super 12 stage in the ongoing T20 World Cup took an intriguing turn on Sunday with Pakistan beating the Netherlands and South Africa edging past India. After three rounds of matches, South Africa are at the top spot in Group 2 and India have slipped to the alternate spot. still, there’s all to play for. Babar Azam– led Pakistan who faced defeats against India and Zimbabwe are still not out of contention for thesemi-finals.
South Africa presently have 5 points from 3 matches while India and Bangladesh have 4 points each. Zimbabwe have 3 points while Pakistan have 2. still, it’s important to mention that India’s net run rate of0.844 gives them the edge over Bangladesh. India and Bangladesh are slated to play against each other on Wednesday and this clash will be pivotal in terms of determining who edges ahead in the race forsemi-finals.
South Africa have an amazing net run rate of 2.772 and hence they’re the clear cut favourites to qualify forsemi-finals from Group 2. Talking about Pakistan, they need commodity special to make it to the last four, and first they need to make sure, they register palms over South Africa and Bangladesh.
Still, they will reach 6 points, If Pakistan beat South Africa and Bangladesh. And also they need other results to go their way.
Zimbabwe’s loss against Bangladesh has now transferred them on the backfoot and it looks doubtful that they would progress to thesemi-finals. Their remaining two matches are against Netherlands and India.
Interestingly, indeed after their defeat against South Africa, Team India’s qualification fate remains in their own hands. still, Rohit Sharma can not go any further slip- ups. India now will Bangladesh on November 2 and Zimbabwe on November 6.
The Bigger picture In order to eclipse the group 2 points table, India will need that South Africa either lose to Pakistan or the Netherlands when the Proteas face the two sides.
The situation for Babar Azam andCo. got worse when India lost to South Africa on Sunday( October 30) and it’s fully out of their hands now to qualify for thesemi-finals. Still, they would still need to win both their remaining institutions by perimeters to keep that hint of stopgap alive in the T20 World Cup 2022. Pakistan now need to beat both South Africa and Bangladesh alongside hoping that India lose both their remaining institutions. also, if Netherlands beat South Africa, it could also help Pakistan’s case. Pakistan can still make it on net run- rate but they need to beat India on net run- rate and also hope the South Africa vs Netherlands game gets washed out. Read More Cricket News…
Remaining Group 2 Fixtures In T20 World Cup Super 12 Stage
2 November: Zimbabwe v Netherlands, Adelaide Oval
2 November: India v Bangladesh, Adelaide Oval
3 November: Pakistan v South Africa, SCG, Sydney
6 November: South Africa v Netherlands, Adelaide Oval
6 November: Pakistan v Bangladesh, Adelaide Oval
6 November: Zimbabwe v India, MCG, Melbourne