T20 World Cup 2022 Semi Final Scenarios: If the Indian team stands at the top position in Group-2, they will face the second-placed team in Group-1 in the semi-finals. At the same time, India will compete with the table topper in Group-1 if they finish second.
T20 World Cup 2022 Semi Final Scenarios
The Super-12 Group-1 match between Australia and England on Friday was canceled due to rain. This match is crucial for both the teams to reach the semi-finals. But, as the match was cancelled, both the teams got four points. Also, another match between Afghanistan and Ireland is to be held on Friday. This match was also canceled due to rain. Meanwhile, New Zealand, who achieved a huge victory against Sri Lanka in today’s match, is currently at the top of Group 1. With this, among the 6 teams in this group, New Zealand is dominating the points table with 5 points. Australia, England and Ireland teams have stopped with 3 points each. Due to this, there is a lot of excitement for the teams that will reach the semis in the group. If the Indian team reaches the semifinals of the tournament, now let’s know who they will face from Group 1.
Let’s see what the teams have to do to finish in the top-2 position in Group 1.
First, Sri Lanka have 2 points from 3 matches. Sri Lanka’s net run rate is +0.890. The Dasun Shanaka-led team still has two matches to play. In order to get a place in the first four teams in the tournament, England and Afghanistan must be defeated. If these two matches are won, they will easily reach the top-4 with 4 points. If the results of those two matches change, we will have to depend on the results of the other teams.
England-Australia teams in the race..
Had the Australia vs New Zealand match been played on Friday, it would have been almost impossible for the losing team to finish in the top four. Both teams are now in the race after the match was canceled due to rain. If they win their last two matches, they have a chance to reach the semi-finals. Currently England team has played three matches and reached the second position with three points.
T20 World Cup 2022 Points Table..
Super 12 – Group A
Meanwhile, Australia now have three points from three matches. The overtime net run rate stood at -1.555. This is much worse than England’s net run rate of +0.239. In the Super-12, Australia will face Ireland and Afghanistan in the next two matches. If Australia wins by a huge margin from these teams, its net run will improve.
On the other hand, England has to face the teams of New Zealand and Sri Lanka. New Zealand defeated hosts Australia in the first match. It will not be easy for England to beat the Kiwi team in such conditions. England and Australia will have 7 points each if they win their remaining matches. Top ranked New Zealand is in Group-1 with 5 points. 2 more matches are to be played against England and Ireland. If the New Zealand team wins these two matches, they will get 9 points and easily reach the semifinals. However, if the New Zealand team loses against England and wins against Ireland, there may be changes in the chances of reaching the semifinals.
It will be difficult for Ireland and Afghanistan to reach the semi-finals.
Ireland have two huge matches to play in Group 1. These two teams are Australia and New Zealand. Both these teams traveled to the final of the last World Cup. Ireland currently have three points. Both matches need to be won to reach the semi-finals. If you lose even one match, you are almost out of the semi-final race.
Afghanistan is almost out of the semifinal race. This team, which has played three matches so far in the Super-12, lost against England. At the same time, the match against Ireland and New Zealand was canceled due to rain. So Afghan account now has only 2 points.
Afghanistan have to play 2 more matches in this group against Sri Lanka and Australia. These are very difficult matches for that team. If Afghanistan lose even one match, they will miss the semifinals.
Who will collide with India?
If the Indian team stands at the top in Group-2, they will face the second-placed team in Group-1 in the semi-finals. At the same time, India will compete with the table topper in Group-1 if they finish second. In the current situation, the chances of New Zealand being the table topper are high. On the other hand, Australia and England are expected to compete for the second position. However, with the continuous rains, the results are changing.. It is not possible to predict the teams in the top 2. If the assumptions are true.. there is a chance that Rohit Sena will face New Zealand or Australia in the semis. If New Zealand and England reach the semis, there is a chance to play against England with 2 toss changes.