T20 World Cup: After the second consecutive defeat in the T20 World Cup, it has become almost impossible for Team India to reach the semi-finals. This is because half of the group stage matches have been done and the circumstances that are being created now are not in India’s favor at all.
2 teams from the group will advance to the semi-finals. Among them, the place of Pakistan is almost confirmed. Pakistan has defeated all the big teams of Group-2 (India, New Zealand, Afghanistan). There are 2 smaller teams (Scotland, Namibia) remaining in their matches and their victory in these matches is considered certain. In such a situation, the suspense remains on the other team going from the group to the semi-finals.
The first name is of Afghanistan. Afghanistan are second in the group after winning 2 matches. They have lost to Pakistan while matches are yet to be played against India and New Zealand. The second team is New Zealand, who have kept alive the hopes of reaching the semi-finals by defeating India in the crucial match on Sunday night. The third team is India, which will need good luck as well as good performance in the next matches to reach the semi-finals.
This is the way for India to reach the semi-finals
first way: India defeated Afghanistan by a big margin and then Afghanistan won their next match against New Zealand at any cost. But the margin of victory was small so that Afghanistan’s run rate is not high. Afghanistan registered big victories against Scotland and Namibia. In such a situation, to reduce its run rate, India will have to register the biggest win in T20 history against Afghanistan.
Another way: New Zealand lose their next match to either Namibia or Scotland. This reversal is very unlikely but in cricket anything is possible. After this, if New Zealand and India beat Afghanistan, then India’s place in the semi-finals is confirmed. Yes, India will also have to win their last 2 matches by a big margin. In this situation, Afghanistan will have 4 points and New Zealand and India will have 6 points each. In such a situation, the way of semi will come out from the net run rate. If India’s run rate is better then the semi-final ticket will be confirmed.
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