PAK vs NZ: After Pakistan’s win, India’s path to the semifinals becomes difficult – Check what they need to do

PAK vs NZ: After Pakistan’s win, India’s path to the semifinals becomes difficult – Check what they need to do
PAK vs NZ: After Pakistan’s win, India’s path to the semifinals becomes difficult – Check what they need to do

PAK vs NZ: India vs New Zealand now a virtual quarter-final after Pakistan win – Pakistan have put themselves in pole position to qualify for the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup, having clinched victories in both their difficult games of Group 2. The Mne in Green now have games against Afghanistan, Namibia and Scotland left, giving them an easy path into the semis. Meanwhile, India and New Zealand, who both lost to Pakistan, will now be fighting for the second spot, making their clash a must-win for both teams.

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PAK vs NZ: After Pakistan’s win, India’s path to the semifinals becomes difficult – Check what they need to do 

Pakistan have won both their games to go top of Group 2, and are likely to stay there and qualify for the semi-finals barring any major upsets later in the competition. With only two teams only progressing to the semi-final from each group, India and New Zealand will be fighting for a solitary spot. Having lost to Pakistan, the India vs New Zealand clash becomes crucial for both teams hopes of making the knockouts.

POS TEAM PLAYED WON LOST N/R TIED NET RR POINTS
1  PAKISTAN 2 2 0 0 0 +0.738 4
2  AFGHANISTAN 1 1 0 0 0 +6.500 2
3  NAMIBIA 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000 0
4  NEW ZEALAND 1 0 1 0 0 -0.532 0
5  INDIA 1 0 1 0 0 -0.973 0
6  SCOTLAND 1 0 1 0 0 -6.500 0

 

  • If India beat New Zealand, India will end up on eight points and will progress to the semis along with Pakistan.
  • If New Zealand beat India, Pakistan and New Zealand will make it to the semis, with the latter accumulating eight points from their games.

Should India lose to New Zealand, Virat Kohli and Co. will need to win their remaining games and hope that the rest of the teams pull off an upset over New Zealand. The Men in Blue will also have Afghanistan to contend with, who kick-started their campaign with a huge 130-run win. Mohammad Nabi and Co’s win over Scotland gives them a sizeable advantage in terms of net run-rate and a win over them will also be crucial for India.

PAK vs NZ: After Pakistan’s win, India’s path to the semifinals becomes difficult – Check what they need to do 

Virat Kohli and Co. will have to better the results of New Zealand and Afghanistan in the remaining four games of the T20 World Cup to make it to the semi-finals. For both India and New Zealand to qualify together, Pakistan will have to at least two of their remaining three games of the T20 World Cup. India have a poor record against New Zealand in ICC events, with the latter leading with 4-1. In T20 World Cup, India is yet to register a win against New Zealand. Both the teams faced off twice in T20 World Cup, with Black Caps winning on both occasions.

India’s remaining games at the T20 World Cup

India vs New Zealand October 31, 2021 7: 30 PM IST Dubai Super 12
India vs Afghanistan November 3, 2021 7: 30 PM IST Abu Dhabi Super 12
India vs Scotland November 5, 2021 7: 30 PM IST Dubai Super 12
India vs Namibia November 8, 2021 7: 30 PM IST Dubai Super 12