Defeated by India, will Pakistan be out?: The equation of 4 big teams in the World Cup is broken; England and New Zealand are also at risk

Major Upsets Disrupt T20 World Cup Dynamics
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Major Upsets Disrupt T20 World Cup Dynamics

The T20 World Cup has witnessed significant upsets, altering the prospects for several major teams. Former champions Pakistan (2009) and New Zealand (2021 runners-up) suffered defeats against the USA, complicating their path forward. Defending champions England are yet to secure a win after two matches, while 2014 champions Sri Lanka are on the brink of exiting the group stage after two consecutive losses.

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Group A: Pakistan in Peril

Pakistan’s situation in Group A is precarious after a shocking defeat to the USA. Currently, Pakistan is fourth in the points table. With a critical match against India next, a loss could almost certainly eliminate Pakistan from the Super 8 contention. Suppose India and the USA win their subsequent matches against Canada and Ireland respectively. In that case, both teams will secure six points each, ensuring their qualification from Group A and ending Pakistan’s campaign.

Group A Points Table:

Group A Played Win Loss Draw N/R Pts NET RR For Against
India 2 2 0 0 0 4 1.455 216/32.2 209/40
United States of America 2 2 0 0 0 4 0.626 374/38.4 366/41
Canada 2 1 1 0 0 2 -0.274 331/40 322/37.4
Pakistan 2 0 2 0 0 0 -0.150 285/41 296/41
Ireland 2 0 2 0 0 0 -1.712 221/40 234/32.2

Group D: Sri Lanka’s Struggles

Sri Lanka’s chances in Group D are dim after consecutive defeats to South Africa and Bangladesh. Positioned at the bottom of the points table, Sri Lanka must win their remaining matches against Nepal and the Netherlands. Even then, their qualification depends on other match outcomes, primarily South Africa and Bangladesh, currently leading the group.

Group D Points Table:

Group D Played Win Loss Draw N/R Pts NET RR For Against
South Africa 3 3 0 0 0 6 0.603 299/55.1 289/60
Bangladesh 2 1 1 0 0 2 0.075 234/39 237/40
Netherlands 2 1 1 0 0 2 0.024 212/38.4 212/38.5
Nepal 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.539 106/20 109/18.4
Sri Lanka 2 0 2 0 0 0 -0.777 201/40 205/35.2

Group C: New Zealand in Trouble

Afghanistan’s impressive win against New Zealand has pushed the 2021 runners-up to the bottom of Group C. New Zealand’s next crucial match is against the hosts West Indies. A defeat could potentially end their campaign. Afghanistan and West Indies are in strong positions to qualify, provided they win their remaining matches.

Group C Points Table:

Group C Played Win Loss Draw N/R Pts NET RR For Against
Afghanistan 2 2 0 0 0 4 5.225 342/40 133/40
West Indies 2 2 0 0 0 4 3.574 310/39 175/40
Uganda 3 1 2 0 0 2 -4.217 175/58.2 433/60
Papua New Guinea 2 0 2 0 0 0 -0.434 213/40 215/37.2
New Zealand 1 0 1 0 0 0 -4.200 75/20 159/20

Group B: England’s Hopes Fading

Defending champions England are struggling in Group B, with just one point from two matches. Rain disrupted their match against Scotland, and a subsequent loss to Australia has placed them in a tough spot. England must win their remaining matches against Namibia and Oman to keep their qualification hopes alive.

Group B Points Table:

Group B Played Win Loss Draw N/R Pts NET RR For Against
Scotland 3 2 0 0 1 5 2.164 400/41.4 305/40
Australia 2 2 0 0 0 4 1.875 365/40 290/40
Namibia 2 1 1 0 0 2 -0.309 285/41 276/39.3
England 2 0 1 0 1 1 -1.800 165/20 291/30
Oman 3 0 3 0 0 0 -1.613 394/61 447/54.1

England’s path to the Super 8 is now reliant on favorable outcomes and maintaining a higher run rate compared to Scotland and other competitors.

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