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T20 World Cup Group C Super 8 qualification scenario: WI qualifies, NZ faces early exit risk

T20 World Cup Group C Super 8 qualification scenario: WI qualifies, NZ faces early exit risk

What do teams in Group C - New Zealand, Afghanistan, Uganda, West Indies and Papua New Guinea - need to do to qualify for Super 8 stage of T20 World Cup?

After beating New Zealand by 13 runs on Thursday, West Indies have become the fourth team after Australia, South Africa, and India to qualify for the T20 World Cup Super 8. This means, after the culmination of the the WI vs NZ encounter, the co-hosts top the group, while New Zealand are placed at the bottom, with two losses in as many matches.

Qualification scenario for Group C to Super 8

West Indies (6 points, 2.596 NRR)

The co-hosts have been brilliant so far in the tournament, with six points to their name and zero losses. They have sealed the deal vs New Zealand after their win, and seeded C2, they will play their first Super 8 match on June 19th. Though they have one more league match to go vs Afghanistan on June 18.

Afghanistan (4 points, +5.225 NRR)

Afghanistan have clearly emerged as the frontrunners in the ongoing tournament, having picked up wins in both the games they have played. The side shocked New Zealand with a mammoth 84-run victory, announcing their presence on the big stage. A win in one of their two remaining matches will seal a spot in the Super 8 for Afghanistan. They have matches left against Papua New Guinea and West Indies.

Papua New Guinea (0 points, -0.434 NRR)

PNG are almost out of the tournament, with 0 wins from two games that they have played so far. They face a further hurdle as the side will lock horns with Afghanistan and New Zealand in their remaining games of the group stage.

Uganda (2 points, -4.217 NRR)

Uganda have only one win from three games and will have to defeat New Zealand while also depend on other teams’ performances in order to miraculously make it to the Super 8 stage.

New Zealand (0 points, -2.425 NRR)

New Zealand lost in a manner which was completely unprecedented in the first game they played vs AFG. To follow that up, they lost to hosts West Indies as well, by 13 runs. So, after two matches, they remain on 0 points. The Kiwis will have to win every game in the group stage if they fancy a chance of making it to the Super 8. Their chances will also depend on the performance of Afghanistan and West Indies in the remainder of the fixtures.

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