Pakistan had a big day on Sunday. In the 2022 T20 World Cup, three games from Group 2 were supposed to determine a team’s prospects of moving to the semi-final round. Since Pakistan lost to India and Zimbabwe, many of Pakistan’s hopes now depend on how the other competitors in the group perform.
India was in control of Group 2 and was one victory away from securing a place in the semi-final. South Africa shocked the Men in Blue by winning in Perth and taking the top spot in the table. They are now the overwhelming favorites to win the group. The only thing separating India and Bangladesh from one another on the standings is their different net run rates. The NRR of +0.844 gives India the advantage, but it also emphasizes how significant the upcoming encounter between India and Bangladesh will be on Wednesday.
Can Pakistan qualify for the Semi-final after India’s defeat?
Pakistan must win their last two games, on November 3 against South Africa and November 6 against Bangladesh, to finish with a maximum of six points. However, six points won’t be enough for Pakistan if India’s match against Bangladesh doesn’t go their way. Their hopes now depend more and more on outside sources.
When it comes down to a fight between teams with six points, their victory over the Proteas won’t allow them to take the first spot in the table, and they also need to win their next two games by significant margins to have a shot in terms of NRR.