The Cricket World Cup has reached squeaky bum time as teams are making one last and attempt of reaching the Semi-Finals. Pakistan’s convincing victory against New Zealand has brightened up the chances of making into the semi-finals. Pakistan has moved up to the 6th spot in the points table with 7 points from 7 matches. Here’s How Pakistan Can qualify: Semi-Finals Scenarios of World Cup 2019 are mentioned in details with all possible outcomes.

Pakistan has bounced back into the competition after deplorable defeats against Australia and India. Now,  they are hot contenders to make into the Semi-Finals after beating South Africa and New Zealand.

Here’s How Pakistan can Qualify for Semi-Finals

Points Table- Here's How Pakistan can Qualify for Semi-Finals
Points Table

Cornered Tigers Pakistan is Becoming Dark-Horses

The Similarities Saga of 1992 and 2019 is Storming the Internet. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s thumping win over New Zeland has left many Hatters Shocked and Surprised.

Here’s How Pakistan can Qualify for Semi-Finals

In order to Secure a place in the Final Four, Pakistan needs to win their remaining matches against Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

However, not only does Pakistan need to win both of its remaining matches, World Cup hosts England who currently sit on the fourth spot, need to lose one of its remaining two matches against India and New Zealand.

Sri Lanka also needs to lose one of its three remaining matches against South Africa, West Indies and India.

If that happens, Pakistan will qualify for the semis with 11 points.

Here's How Pakistan can Qualify for Semi-Finals
Pakistan Can Qualify for Semi-Finals

Defending Champion Australia Comprehensively Qualified for the Semi-Finals

Aussies became the first team to register their name into the semi-finals saga. They beat hot-favorites England to put their hopes into jeopardy. Australia is sitting Top of the table after fetching 12 points from 7 Matches.

This is relatively a much better comeback by Australian team after disastrous 2018 Campaign.

Here's How Pakistan can Qualify for Semi-Finals
Australian Cricket Team Celebrating

Pre-Tournament Favorite England is Struggling to make into the Top 4

England has dug themselves a big hole after losing against defending Champions. Pakistan’s victory over New Zealand was bad news for England. As Pakistan has a very realistic chance of securing 11 points and surpassing the Home Team.

England has won 4 matches from 7 games. In order to qualify for the Semi-Finals, they need to win remaining two clashes against India and New Zealand.

If England manages to win only one game, they are still in trouble. In such a scenario England will finish with 10 points and Pakistan, if wins remaining two games, will secure 11 points and finish above England.

Here's How Pakistan can Qualify: Semi-Final Scenarios of World Cup 2019
Here’s How Pakistan can Qualify: Semi-Final Scenarios of World Cup 2019

Black Caps can Also Make into the Top-4

New Zealand is sitting on the 2nd spot with 5 Victories in 7 Matches. The loss from Pakistan was their first in the tournament.  Blackcaps had a relatively easy schedule at the beginning of the tournament and they capitalized it completely.

They have two games left against Australia and England. They need another victory to be certain of their spot in the last four. Otherwise, things might drop to the NRR situation which is quite good.

Here's How Pakistan can Qualify: Semi-Final Scenarios of World Cup 2019
Here’s How Pakistan can Qualify: Semi-Final Scenarios of World Cup 2019

India Looks Likely to Join Australia in Top-4

India is the only unbeaten team in the World Cup now. They have won 4 matches in 5 Games with one being washed out. Two wins from 4 matches are enough for them to qualify.

They can easily muster 15 points to sail through semi-finals as the easy fixtures are piled up in front of them. They yet to play against West Indies, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka is Surprising Everyone with their Qualification Scenarios

Sri Lanka had done a huge favor to Pakistan by beating the Favorites England. This upset suddenly open the qualification scenarios which seemed to end as per the old-man predictions.

Sri Lanka is having an unfortunate track record in the tournament. Australia and New Zeland defeated the Lankan Lions in a more unrealistic way. The Weather disrupted their chances of gaining points against Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka will play against India, South Africa, India in remaining fixtures. Lankans will hope that England loss their remaining two matches. Pakistan and Bangladesh do not win more than one game. In that case, Sri Lanka can qualify for the next round.

Sri Lanka’s Kusal Perera (2L) celebrates the wicket of England’s Jofra Archer for three runs during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between England and Sri Lanka at Headingley in Leeds, northern England, on June 21, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Chances of Unsung Bengal Tigers

Bangladesh has 3 wins from 7 matches. Their batting, led by Shakib-Al-Hasan, has been a revelation. They have two difficult matches to end their group stage campaign – with India and a resurgent Pakistan. If they win both their remaining matches, Bangladesh will end with 11 points and then hope that Sri Lanka does not win all their matches and England win not more than one.

 

Also Read: 1992 and 2019 Similarities Prove that World Cup is Coming Home

 

 

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