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England-Pakistan may be out of the World Cup: Both played the last final, New Zealand-Sri Lanka are also in trouble; know the equation

England-Pakistan may be out of the World Cup: Both played the last final, New Zealand-Sri Lanka are also in trouble; know the equation


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21 out of 40 matches of the first round of the T20 World Cup have been played. The situation of any group has not become clear yet. 2-2 top teams from 4 groups have to go to the Super-8, but no team has made it to the next round at this time. Yes, it has definitely become clear that the path of the two finalist teams of the last T20 World Cup, England and Pakistan, has become very difficult.

The future of teams like New Zealand and Sri Lanka in the tournament is also in limbo. Next we will look at the points table of the four groups and try to know the current position of each team in that group.

What will each team have to do in Group A?

  • India just needs one win: India defeated Ireland and Pakistan in both the opening matches. The team has two matches remaining against America and Canada, winning even one of these matches will take Team India to the Super-8. The team will finish on top in Group-A by winning both the matches.
  • America also needs a win: America defeated Canada in the first match and Pakistan in the second. The team will now face India and Ireland. If America wins even one match, it will reach the Super-8. It will be difficult to win against India, but the team can qualify by defeating Ireland.
  • Canada will have to win both matches: Canada lost to America in the first match, but defeated Ireland in the second. Now Canada has to play against Pakistan and India. It will have to win both these matches to reach the Super-8, but this is unlikely.
  • Pakistan needs to win both matches by a big margin: Pakistan has lost both its opening matches to America and India. They will have to win both the matches against Canada and Ireland to reach the Super-8. They will also have to pray for America’s defeat so that both teams can have equal 4-4 points. In such a case, the team with better run rate will qualify, so Pakistan will have to win both the matches by a big margin.
  • Ireland also need to win both matches by big margins: Ireland was defeated by India in the first match and Canada in the second. The team has two matches remaining against Pakistan and America. The team will be able to reach the Super-8 only if it wins both the matches with a big margin.

What will each team have to do in Group B?

  • Scotland need a win: Scotland’s match against England was inconclusive, while the team defeated Namibia and Oman by big margins. Their last match will be against Australia on June 16. By winning this, the team will reach the Super-8, but even if they lose, their hopes of qualifying will remain alive. They just have to keep their margin of defeat low.
  • Australia need a win too: Australia has won 2 matches by defeating Oman and England. The team has 2 matches left against Namibia and Scotland. If the team wins even one match, it will qualify with 6 points. However, Australia can also finish on 8 points by winning both the matches.
  • Namibia must win both matches: Namibia defeated Oman, but could not win against Scotland. The team has 2 matches remaining against Australia and England, winning both will make it to the Super-8. However, the chances of this are low.
  • England will have to win both matches with big margins: Defending champions England’s first match against Scotland ended in a draw, while the team lost to Australia. Now England has two matches left against Namibia and Oman, the team will reach only 5 points even after winning both the matches. From here, they will have to keep their run rate better than Scotland to qualify, so they will have to win the last two matches by a big margin.
  • Oman eliminated in group stage: Oman has been eliminated from the group stage after losing 3 matches. They were defeated by Namibia, Scotland and Australia. The team’s last match is against England, even after winning it the team will not be able to qualify, although England can definitely be eliminated due to this.

What will each team have to do in Group C?

  • Afghanistan need 2 wins: Afghanistan started its campaign with a bang and defeated Uganda and New Zealand by big margins in the first two matches. The team has two matches against West Indies and Papua New Guinea. By winning both the matches, the team will qualify with 8 points. By winning even one match, the team will keep its hopes alive with 6 points.
  • West Indies also need to win 2 matches: Home team West Indies has won 4 points by defeating Uganda and Papua New Guinea in the first 2 matches. Now they have 2 matches against New Zealand and Afghanistan. Both are strong teams and it will be difficult to win against them. If West Indies wins both the matches here, then the team will qualify. If the team wins even one match, then with 6 points, their hopes of qualification will remain alive.
  • Uganda needs to win by a big margin: Uganda defeated Papua New Guinea in one match, but lost to West Indies and Afghanistan. They have one match left against New Zealand, victory here is difficult, but if the team has to qualify then it will have to win by a big margin.
  • Papua New Guinea must win both matches: The team lost 2 matches against West Indies and Uganda. Now they have 2 matches left against Afghanistan and New Zealand, both matches are difficult to win, but if they want to qualify then they will have to win both matches by a big margin.
  • New Zealand need to win all three matches: Afghanistan defeated New Zealand by a huge margin of 84 runs in the first match. The team has 3 matches remaining against West Indies, Uganda and Papua New Guinea. The team can hope to reach the Super-8 only by winning all three matches. For this, it is necessary to defeat West Indies, because the other two teams are weaker than the home team.

What will each team have to do in Group D?

  • South Africa almost qualifies: South Africa defeated Sri Lanka, Netherlands and Bangladesh in 3 matches. This helped the team reach the top with 6 points. The team will secure a place in the Super-8 by defeating Nepal in the last match. Even if the team loses, its chances of qualifying will be very high.
  • Bangladesh need to win both matches: Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka in the first match but lost to South Africa in the second match. They now have to win both their last matches against Netherlands and Nepal to qualify.
  • Netherlands also need 2 wins: Netherlands defeated Nepal in the first match, but lost to South Africa in the second match. They have 2 matches remaining against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. By winning both the matches, the team will reach the Super-8 with 6 points.
  • Nepal must win all three matches: Nepal lost to Netherlands in the first match. Now the team will face Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and South Africa. The team will be able to reach Super-8 only after winning all three matches, although the chances of this are very less.
  • Sri Lanka will have to win both matches by a big margin: Sri Lanka had a bad start, they were defeated by South Africa and Bangladesh in two matches. Now the team has two matches left against Nepal and Netherlands. If the team wins both the matches, it will keep its hopes of reaching the Super-8 alive. However, for this they will also have to pray for Bangladesh and Netherlands to lose.

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