ICC T20 World CUP 2022: In GROUP 2, India all but seal Semifinal spot, Pakistan keep semis hopes alive, Check LATEST permutations: Follow T20 WC LIVE

ICC T20 World CUP 2022 – T20 WC Semifinal RACE GROUP 2: India have all but sealed their place in the semifinals…

ICC T20 World CUP 2022: In GROUP 2, South Africa beat India to all but knock Pakistan out, Bangladesh keep hopes alive, Check LATEST permutations: Follow T20 WC LIVE
ICC T20 World CUP 2022: In GROUP 2, South Africa beat India to all but knock Pakistan out, Bangladesh keep hopes alive, Check LATEST permutations: Follow T20 WC LIVE

ICC T20 World CUP 2022 – T20 WC Semifinal RACE GROUP 2: India have all but sealed their place in the semifinals after win over Bangladesh. Rohit Sharma & Co had to win both games to be in the fray. But with Zimbabwe losing to Netherlands and India winning, they have put one step in the semifinals. India are currently on the top of Group 2 with 6 points from 4 games. SouthAfrica are 2nd with 5 points from 3 games. SA can go top and confirm both semifinalists from Group 2 if they beat Pakistan on Thursday. Bangladesh are still in the equation but only just if everything goes according to plans. Follow T20 World Cup 2022 LIVE updates with InsideSport.IN

ICC T20 World CUP 2022: In GROUP 2, India all but seal Semifinal spot, Pakistan keep semis hopes alive, Check LATEST permutations: Follow T20 WC LIVE

ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 Group 2 Points Table
POS TEAM PLAYED WON LOST N/R TIED NET RR POINTS
1  India 4 3 1 0 0 0.73 6
2  South Africa 4 2 1 1 0 1.441 5
3  Pakistan 4 2 2 0 0 1.117 4
4  Bangladesh 4 2 2 0 0 -1.276 4
5  Zimbabwe 4 1 2 1 0 -0.313 3
6  Netherlands 4 1 3 0 0 -1.233 2

ICC T20 World Cup Points Table: India in TOP in Group 1, SA 2nd; England & SriLanka keep hopes alive, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe knocked OUT – Follow Latest Super 12 points table standing LIVE Updates

Who’s in the driving seat to reach the semi-finals?

India have climbed back to the top of Group 2 with win 5-run win over Bangladesh. India’s next opponents are Zimbabwe, and a win will officially confirm India’s semifinal spot and top position in Group 2.

  • If India lose to Zimbabwe, Rohit Sharma & Co can still qualify if Pakistan beat Bangladesh and lose SA.
  • Bangladesh can get to a maximum of 6 points if they beat Pakistan.
  • But in order to surpass India, Bangladesh will have to win by over 100 runs against Pakistan.

South Africa have faltered against Pakistan, suffering  33-run loss. While they remain 2nd with 5 points, things could get interesting if rain washes out Netherlands vs SA match. As things stand, SA now must beat Netherlands while India must win against Zimbabwe. A win will ensure India top spot in Group 2.

  • SA must win against Netherlands.
  • If SA lose to Netherlands and Pakistan beat Bangladesh, SA could be knocked out on NRR.
  • A win against Netherlands will take them to 7 points, out of Pakistan’s reach.

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan & Co’s fate has been all but sealed. With loss to India, Bangladesh will now have to beat Pakistan and hope SouthAfrica lose to Pakistan and Netherlands.

How can Bangladesh qualify?

  • With Pakistan beating SouthAfrica, Bangladesh are still alive in the race.
  • Shakib Al Hasan & Co will now have to beat Pakistan by over 100 runs to take the NRR to positive.
  • Bangladesh will also have to hope that Netherlands beat SouthAfrica.

Zimbabwe: With a loss to the Netherlands, Zimbabwe’s hopes are over. Despite stunning Pakistan, Zimbabwe suffered a narrow 3-run loss to Bangladesh.

  • Zimbabwe can achieve a maximum of 5 points.
  • Zimbabwe have to beat India by over 150 runs to surpass SouthAfrica’s NRR.
  • But if SouthAfrica beat Pakistan, Zimbabwe will be knocked out.

Netherlands have already been knocked out despite their win over Zimbabwe. Even if they win against SouthAfrica, they will get a maximum of 4 points. South Africa and India already have 5 and 6 points respectively.

ICC T20 World CUP 2022: In GROUP 2, India all but seal Semifinal spot, Pakistan keep semis hopes alive, Check LATEST permutations: Follow T20 WC LIVE

PAK vs ZIM

Can Pakistan still make it?

Pakistan’s 33-run win over SouthAfrica has ensured Babar Azam & Co live another day to fight. Two defeats, both coming on the final ball of matches against India and Zimbabwe, have left Pakistan needing something special to make it to the semifinals.

But even with Pakistan’s win, their place is guaranteed. They would hope SouthAfrica to lose against Netherlands which is unlikely. Babar Azam & Co will also have to beat Bangladesh just to stay in the fray.

It is out of Pakistan’s hands, however. If India or South Africa win 1 match, then they will finish with more than six points – the maximum that Pakistan can reach. Net RR could yet be a factor, so a big margin of victory in at least one of the remaining games wouldn’t hurt either.

ICC T20 World CUP 2022: India & SouthAfrica almost through, Bangladesh & PAKISTAN on brink, T20 WC Points Table, T20 WC Semifinal RACE

ICC T20 World CUP 2022: In GROUP 2, India all but seal Semifinal spot, Pakistan keep semis hopes alive, Check LATEST permutations: Follow T20 WC LIVE

Key Upcoming Matches

Sunday 06 November: South Africa v Netherlands, Adelaide Oval

Sunday 06 November: Pakistan v Bangladesh, Adelaide Oval

Sunday 06 November: Zimbabwe v India, MCG, Melbourne

ICC T20 World CUP 2022: In GROUP 2, India all but seal Semifinal spot, PAK vs SA likely to determine 2nd semifinalist, Check LATEST permutations: Follow T20 WC LIVE

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