Right before the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, Pakistan Chief Selector Inzamam ul Haq said that he is sending a Champions Trophy-shaped Hail Mary squad to England. He was hoping that some divine intervention and blind luck reproduce the same results as they did two years ago. Pakistan Can Qualify for the Semi-Finals of World Cup- Here are the Possibilities of reaching to the next round of the world cup.
Pakistan team entered the World Cup on a ten-match losing streak. It was an unsettled team with the burden of unrealistic expectations of the whole nation.
In this World Cup, we have already witnessed plenty of one-sided competitions. The rain has enraged fans all over the world. Most importantly, Pakistani Fans are living on the edge because of the performance of their team.
Pakistan after playing 5 matches have just 3 points and a negative run rate of (-1.933). This makes them sit just ahead of Afghanistan at no 9 on the points table. Even if Pakistan win all its remaining four matches against South Africa, New Zealand, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh then too it will have to depend upon the results of other teams.
Pakistan mathematically still not out of World Cup. They’re hoping and relying upon ifs and buts and other charismatic ways.
Pakistan Can Qualify for the Semi-Finals of World Cup
However, Pakistan has 4 Matches Left to decide their fates now. They will be playing against South Africa, New Zealand, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
If New Zealand loses to West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and India; if Pakistan wins their remaining matches, they will qualify over New Zealand. In this scenario, the Windies will have to lose at least one match against their remaining opponents – India, Sri-Lanka, Afghanistan.
If Australia loses all the remaining matches against, England, New Zealand, South Africa. Pakistan has to win their remaining matches, and the Green Shirts will qualify over the Kangaroos.
If England loses at least three of their remaining fixtures against Sri-Lanka, Australia, India, and New Zealand. Pakistan must win their remaining fixtures to qualify over the Hosts.
If India loses at least three of their remaining matches against Afghanistan, West Indies, England, Bangladesh, and Sri-Lanka. Pakistan must win the remaining matches with a good margin to get to the next round as per NRR.